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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 314 245 266
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +21
Contract jobs citing System Testing 83 162 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.93% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 88 77
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£400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £350 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.28%
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
16736 17369 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.79% 78.53% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11885 11867 10680
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 239 246
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.53 £25.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 -38 19 £363 -20.76% 8
Chessington - 1 £275 -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Feltham - - - - 6
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 91 (40.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 86 (38.57%) SQL
3 64 (28.70%) Finance
4 63 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (21.52%) XML
6 40 (17.94%) Test Scripting
7 38 (17.04%) QA
8 37 (16.59%) Oracle
9 35 (15.70%) Banking
10 34 (15.25%) Business Analysis
11 33 (14.80%) Java
11 33 (14.80%) Integration Testing
12 31 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (13.45%) .NET
13 30 (13.45%) Regression Testing
14 28 (12.56%) Microsoft
15 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
16 25 (11.21%) JavaScript
16 25 (11.21%) QuickTest Pro
17 23 (10.31%) Migration
17 23 (10.31%) Test Management
18 22 (9.87%) Selenium
18 22 (9.87%) Test Strategy
18 22 (9.87%) Scrum
19 21 (9.42%) HP
19 21 (9.42%) HTML
19 21 (9.42%) SoapUI
20 20 (8.97%) Degree
21 19 (8.52%) C#
21 19 (8.52%) TDD

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 8 (3.59%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.24%) CMS
2 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.35%) LiveCycle
4 3 (1.35%) Apache
5 2 (0.90%) Node.js
5 2 (0.90%) Confluence
5 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (0.90%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.90%) Documentum
5 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.90%) JBoss
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (4.04%) MS Office
1 9 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.14%) MS Project
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.04%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 5 (2.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.35%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.35%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.90%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.45%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) Force.com
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.04%) Wireshark
2 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.79%) SAN
3 3 (1.35%) Internet
3 3 (1.35%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.35%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) GPRS
4 1 (0.45%) GSM
4 1 (0.45%) Extranet
4 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (3.14%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.69%) DB2
3 6 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.79%) MS Access
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.35%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) MySQL
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.90%) OLAP
7 2 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.45%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 25 (11.21%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (9.87%) Selenium
3 21 (9.42%) SoapUI
4 19 (8.52%) JIRA
5 11 (4.93%) JUnit
6 8 (3.59%) Maven
6 8 (3.59%) Ant
6 8 (3.59%) PHPUnit
7 7 (3.14%) Subversion
7 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.14%) LoadRunner
7 7 (3.14%) RequisitePro
8 6 (2.69%) Rational Robot
8 6 (2.69%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (2.24%) DbUnit
9 5 (2.24%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (2.24%) JMeter
9 5 (2.24%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (28.70%) Finance
2 35 (15.70%) Banking
3 12 (5.38%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.59%) Retail
5 4 (1.79%) Front Office
5 4 (1.79%) Back Office
5 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.35%) Billing
7 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.90%) Games
7 2 (0.90%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (40.36%) Analyst
2 42 (18.83%) Developer
3 41 (18.39%) Test Analyst
4 38 (17.04%) Business Analyst
5 26 (11.66%) Tester
6 20 (8.97%) Test Manager
7 18 (8.07%) Consultant
8 12 (5.38%) Test Engineer
9 11 (4.93%) C# Developer
9 11 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (4.04%) Systems Tester
11 9 (4.04%) Java Developer
11 9 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (3.59%) Junior
12 8 (3.59%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.59%) Technical Test Analyst
12 8 (3.59%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.59%) JDE Consultant
13 7 (3.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (21.52%) XML
2 30 (13.45%) .NET
3 21 (9.42%) HTML
4 16 (7.17%) SOAP
5 15 (6.73%) CSS
6 10 (4.48%) XSLT
7 9 (4.04%) Web Services
7 9 (4.04%) jQuery
8 8 (3.59%) Spring
8 8 (3.59%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.59%) JDBC
8 8 (3.59%) Servlets
9 6 (2.69%) WinForms
9 6 (2.69%) WPF
10 5 (2.24%) RESTful
10 5 (2.24%) J2EE
10 5 (2.24%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.24%) FpML
11 4 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (1.79%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.48%) SWIFT
3 9 (4.04%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.14%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.14%) Derivative
5 6 (2.69%) iPhone
5 6 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.24%) Equities
6 5 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.79%) W3C
7 4 (1.79%) User Experience
8 3 (1.35%) iPad
8 3 (1.35%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.35%) Handset
8 3 (1.35%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.45%) NHS
10 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.62%) Linux
2 13 (5.83%) Windows
3 10 (4.48%) UNIX
4 8 (3.59%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.14%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.69%) Android
7 3 (1.35%) Solaris
7 3 (1.35%) webOS
7 3 (1.35%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.90%) CentOS
8 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (40.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 63 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (17.94%) Test Scripting
4 34 (15.25%) Business Analysis
5 33 (14.80%) Integration Testing
6 30 (13.45%) Regression Testing
7 23 (10.31%) Migration
7 23 (10.31%) Test Management
8 22 (9.87%) Scrum
8 22 (9.87%) Test Strategy
9 19 (8.52%) Functional Testing
9 19 (8.52%) TDD
10 18 (8.07%) Software Testing
10 18 (8.07%) Test Automation
11 16 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (6.73%) BDD
13 14 (6.28%) Unit Testing
13 14 (6.28%) Automated Testing
13 14 (6.28%) Project Management
14 13 (5.83%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 86 (38.57%) SQL
2 33 (14.80%) Java
3 25 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.52%) C#
5 12 (5.38%) PHP
5 12 (5.38%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.69%) C++
6 6 (2.69%) VBA
6 6 (2.69%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.24%) Python
8 4 (1.79%) Perl
8 4 (1.79%) C
9 3 (1.35%) Groovy
9 3 (1.35%) Apex Code
9 3 (1.35%) C-shell
9 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.35%) VB
10 2 (0.90%) XPath
10 2 (0.90%) PHP5
10 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (8.97%) Degree
2 15 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.28%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.38%) ISEB
5 10 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (3.14%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.69%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.79%) VCP4
9 4 (1.79%) HND
10 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (17.04%) QA
2 5 (2.24%) EMIR
3 4 (1.79%) COREP
4 2 (0.90%) SLA
4 2 (0.90%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.45%) FATCA
5 1 (0.45%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (7.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) Nagios
3 1 (0.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 37 (16.59%) Oracle
2 28 (12.56%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.42%) HP
4 14 (6.28%) JD Edwards
5 9 (4.04%) IBM
6 8 (3.59%) SAP
6 8 (3.59%) Sybase
7 5 (2.24%) Adobe
7 5 (2.24%) Calypso
7 5 (2.24%) CODA
7 5 (2.24%) ION Trading
8 4 (1.79%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.79%) VMware
8 4 (1.79%) Cognos
9 3 (1.35%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.90%) Demandware
10 2 (0.90%) Intershop
10 2 (0.90%) Zend
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