The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 296 293 264
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs citing System Testing 122 136 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.54% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.70% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 106 106
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
System Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18702 19426 19753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.66% 77.51% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13186 13576 13307
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 245 371
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the London region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the London region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 34 £438 +9.37% 8
Greenford - 4 - -
Hayes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Edgware - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 104 (44.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 67 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (26.61%) SQL
4 60 (25.75%) Finance
5 51 (21.89%) Test Scripting
6 49 (21.03%) Integration Testing
6 49 (21.03%) Banking
7 45 (19.31%) QA
8 40 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (15.45%) Project Management
10 35 (15.02%) Software Testing
11 33 (14.16%) .NET
12 31 (13.30%) Unit Testing
13 28 (12.02%) Oracle
13 28 (12.02%) XML
14 27 (11.59%) ISEB
14 27 (11.59%) Regression Testing
14 27 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
15 25 (10.73%) Performance Testing
15 25 (10.73%) Scrum
15 25 (10.73%) Microsoft
15 25 (10.73%) HP
16 24 (10.30%) QuickTest Pro
16 24 (10.30%) Business Analysis
17 23 (9.87%) TDD
18 22 (9.44%) Degree
18 22 (9.44%) Test Strategy
18 22 (9.44%) CRM
18 22 (9.44%) C#
18 22 (9.44%) Java

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.58%) SAS
2 6 (2.58%) MQSeries
2 6 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.58%) CMS
3 4 (1.72%) IIS
4 2 (0.86%) Drupal
4 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.86%) Documentum
4 2 (0.86%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.43%) Node.js
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) WorkSite
Applications
1 8 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.29%) MS Project
3 3 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.86%) Mingle
4 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.15%) BASE24
2 5 (2.15%) SAP Business One
3 4 (1.72%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 3 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.29%) ION MarketView
4 3 (1.29%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.86%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.86%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.43%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.43%) Global One
6 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.43%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.43%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.15%) Internet
2 4 (1.72%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.86%) HTTP
3 2 (0.86%) SAN
4 1 (0.43%) FTP
4 1 (0.43%) Intranet
4 1 (0.43%) Extranet
4 1 (0.43%) DVB
4 1 (0.43%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (3.43%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.58%) Base SAS
6 6 (2.58%) DbVisualizer
6 6 (2.58%) DB2
6 6 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.72%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.29%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.86%) QlikView
10 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (10.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (6.01%) Selenium
3 12 (5.15%) LoadRunner
3 12 (5.15%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.29%) JUnit
6 9 (3.86%) JIRA
7 8 (3.43%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.58%) Subversion
8 6 (2.58%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.58%) ClearCase
9 5 (2.15%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.15%) NUnit
10 4 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (1.72%) DbUnit
10 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.86%) Maven
12 2 (0.86%) jMock
12 2 (0.86%) Artifactory
General
1 60 (25.75%) Finance
2 49 (21.03%) Banking
3 13 (5.58%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.29%) Back Office
5 9 (3.86%) Retail
6 8 (3.43%) Front Office
6 8 (3.43%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.58%) Marketing
8 5 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.15%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.86%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.86%) Electronics
9 2 (0.86%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 90 (38.63%) Analyst
2 46 (19.74%) Developer
3 40 (17.17%) Business Analyst
4 35 (15.02%) Tester
5 34 (14.59%) Test Analyst
6 21 (9.01%) Consultant
7 18 (7.73%) Systems Analyst
8 14 (6.01%) Project Manager
9 13 (5.58%) Systems Tester
10 12 (5.15%) Test Leader
10 12 (5.15%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.43%) Business Systems Analyst
12 7 (3.00%) Programmer
12 7 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 6 (2.58%) Banking Business Analyst
13 6 (2.58%) Test Manager
13 6 (2.58%) Test Engineer
13 6 (2.58%) Java Developer
13 6 (2.58%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.16%) .NET
2 28 (12.02%) XML
3 16 (6.87%) HTML
4 11 (4.72%) J2EE
5 10 (4.29%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.43%) Web Services
7 7 (3.00%) Flash
7 7 (3.00%) CSS
7 7 (3.00%) WCF
7 7 (3.00%) jQuery
8 6 (2.58%) Spring
8 6 (2.58%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.15%) MDX
10 4 (1.72%) Silverlight
10 4 (1.72%) SOAP
11 3 (1.29%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.29%) CSS3
11 3 (1.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (1.29%) Spring MVC
12 2 (0.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.01%) SWIFT
3 8 (3.43%) Fixed Income
3 8 (3.43%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.15%) Tandem
6 5 (2.15%) APACS
6 5 (2.15%) EMV
6 5 (2.15%) iPhone
7 4 (1.72%) W3C
7 4 (1.72%) User Experience
8 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.29%) iPad
8 3 (1.29%) STB
9 2 (0.86%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.86%) Derivative
9 2 (0.86%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.73%) Linux
2 16 (6.87%) UNIX
3 12 (5.15%) Windows
4 7 (3.00%) Android
5 6 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.15%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.29%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.86%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) CentOS
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (44.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 67 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (21.89%) Test Scripting
4 49 (21.03%) Integration Testing
5 36 (15.45%) Project Management
6 35 (15.02%) Software Testing
7 31 (13.30%) Unit Testing
8 27 (11.59%) Regression Testing
9 25 (10.73%) Performance Testing
9 25 (10.73%) Scrum
10 24 (10.30%) Business Analysis
11 23 (9.87%) TDD
12 22 (9.44%) Test Strategy
12 22 (9.44%) CRM
13 21 (9.01%) E-Commerce
14 17 (7.30%) Migration
14 17 (7.30%) OO
14 17 (7.30%) Test Automation
14 17 (7.30%) Data Analysis
15 16 (6.87%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.61%) SQL
2 22 (9.44%) C#
2 22 (9.44%) Java
3 19 (8.15%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.29%) C++
4 10 (4.29%) Python
5 9 (3.86%) PHP
6 6 (2.58%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.15%) C
8 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.29%) VB
9 2 (0.86%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.86%) VBA
10 1 (0.43%) RPG
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.43%) ABAP
10 1 (0.43%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.43%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 27 (11.59%) ISEB
2 22 (9.44%) Degree
3 16 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (6.44%) ISTQB
5 7 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.86%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.86%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) PMP
9 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.43%) OCP
9 1 (0.43%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (19.31%) QA
2 4 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.29%) EMIR
4 2 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.86%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.43%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (12.02%) Oracle
2 25 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.73%) HP
3 11 (4.72%) SAP
3 11 (4.72%) JD Edwards
4 8 (3.43%) Siebel
5 7 (3.00%) IBM
5 7 (3.00%) Zend
6 6 (2.58%) ION Trading
7 4 (1.72%) Aquila
7 4 (1.72%) SunGard
8 3 (1.29%) Cognos
9 2 (0.86%) Intershop
9 2 (0.86%) MarketAxess
9 2 (0.86%) Demandware
9 2 (0.86%) Charles River
9 2 (0.86%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.86%) CODA
9 2 (0.86%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
West London
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Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Annum possibly more for the right candidate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago