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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 311 324 260
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -64
Contract jobs citing System Testing 97 91 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.43% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.53% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 48 79
Average daily rate £419 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £289 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £558 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.69% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +31 14 £394 -5.97% 3
Ealing - 3 £350 -
Feltham - 2 £410 -
Docklands, London - 2 £383 -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 97 (40.93%) SQL
2 96 (40.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 88 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (36.71%) Finance
5 56 (23.63%) Test Scripting
6 48 (20.25%) Integration Testing
7 47 (19.83%) Microsoft
8 44 (18.57%) Banking
9 37 (15.61%) Test Strategy
10 35 (14.77%) Unit Testing
10 35 (14.77%) Oracle
10 35 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (14.35%) Test Planning
12 31 (13.08%) SDLC
13 30 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (12.66%) QA
14 29 (12.24%) Regression Testing
15 28 (11.81%) JIRA
16 26 (10.97%) Degree
17 25 (10.55%) Business Analysis
17 25 (10.55%) Project Management
18 24 (10.13%) JavaScript
18 24 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (10.13%) ISTQB
19 23 (9.70%) XML
19 23 (9.70%) System Integration Testing
20 22 (9.28%) Workflow
20 22 (9.28%) PL/SQL
21 21 (8.86%) ETL
21 21 (8.86%) MS Excel

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (3.80%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (2.95%) CMS
3 5 (2.11%) Drupal
4 4 (1.69%) Documentum
4 4 (1.69%) IIS
4 4 (1.69%) JBoss
4 4 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.84%) Apache
5 2 (0.84%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.84%) SAS
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.42%) Confluence
6 1 (0.42%) Node.js
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (3.38%) MS Project
3 8 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.95%) MS Office
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (6.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.84%) Endur
3 2 (0.84%) RiskWrite
3 2 (0.84%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.42%) BASE24
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.42%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.42%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.27%) Internet
1 3 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.84%) 2G
2 2 (0.84%) 3G
2 2 (0.84%) 4G
2 2 (0.84%) Broadband
2 2 (0.84%) LDAP
2 2 (0.84%) WAN
3 1 (0.42%) BGP
3 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.42%) DHCP
3 1 (0.42%) DNS
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
3 1 (0.42%) MPLS
3 1 (0.42%) Network Security
3 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.06%) Data Mart
3 12 (5.06%) PowerCenter
4 10 (4.22%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.11%) GIS
7 5 (2.11%) MySQL
7 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.69%) ActiveReports
8 4 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 4 (1.69%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (1.69%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.69%) EDRMS
8 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (11.81%) JIRA
2 18 (7.59%) ClearQuest
3 16 (6.75%) HP UFT
4 14 (5.91%) SoapUI
5 13 (5.49%) Selenium
6 10 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.95%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.11%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.69%) JUnit
9 4 (1.69%) MSTest
10 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.84%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.84%) MSI
10 2 (0.84%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.42%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.42%) Grunt
11 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.42%) VersaTest
General
1 87 (36.71%) Finance
2 44 (18.57%) Banking
3 10 (4.22%) Retail
4 7 (2.95%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.53%) Billing
6 4 (1.69%) Back Office
6 4 (1.69%) Front Office
7 3 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.27%) Games
7 3 (1.27%) Publishing
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Legal
8 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (36.29%) Analyst
2 43 (18.14%) Test Analyst
3 40 (16.88%) Developer
4 30 (12.66%) Business Analyst
5 28 (11.81%) Tester
6 23 (9.70%) Test Manager
7 13 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (5.49%) Systems Analyst
8 12 (5.06%) Banking Analyst
9 11 (4.64%) SQL Analyst
9 11 (4.64%) Systems Test Analyst
9 11 (4.64%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.22%) Consultant
11 9 (3.80%) Manual Test Analyst
11 9 (3.80%) Senior Business Analyst
11 9 (3.80%) Systems Tester
11 9 (3.80%) Test Leader
12 8 (3.38%) Automation Analyst
12 8 (3.38%) Informatica Developer
12 8 (3.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.70%) XML
2 20 (8.44%) .NET
3 12 (5.06%) HTML
3 12 (5.06%) Web Services
4 10 (4.22%) JMS
5 9 (3.80%) SOAP
6 7 (2.95%) CSS
7 5 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.69%) Symfony
9 3 (1.27%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.27%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.27%) J2EE
9 3 (1.27%) MDX
9 3 (1.27%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.84%) BAPI
10 2 (0.84%) jQuery
10 2 (0.84%) JSON
10 2 (0.84%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.84%) WinForms
10 2 (0.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.95%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.95%) SWIFT
4 4 (1.69%) Derivative
4 4 (1.69%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.69%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.27%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.27%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.27%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.27%) Reinsurance
5 3 (1.27%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.84%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.84%) Tandem
7 1 (0.42%) EMV
7 1 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.44%) Windows
2 11 (4.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.95%) Linux
3 7 (2.95%) Unix
3 7 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.42%) AIX
7 1 (0.42%) CentOS
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (40.51%) User Acceptance Testing
2 88 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (23.63%) Test Scripting
4 48 (20.25%) Integration Testing
5 37 (15.61%) Test Strategy
6 35 (14.77%) Unit Testing
7 34 (14.35%) Test Planning
8 31 (13.08%) SDLC
9 30 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (12.24%) Regression Testing
11 25 (10.55%) Business Analysis
11 25 (10.55%) Project Management
12 23 (9.70%) System Integration Testing
13 22 (9.28%) Workflow
14 21 (8.86%) ETL
14 21 (8.86%) Test Automation
15 20 (8.44%) CRM
16 19 (8.02%) Software Testing
17 18 (7.59%) Data Analysis
18 16 (6.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 97 (40.93%) SQL
2 24 (10.13%) JavaScript
3 22 (9.28%) PL/SQL
4 20 (8.44%) C#
5 16 (6.75%) C
6 11 (4.64%) Java
7 7 (2.95%) C++
7 7 (2.95%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.11%) PHP
9 4 (1.69%) Python
10 3 (1.27%) VB
11 2 (0.84%) Perl
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.42%) COBOL
12 1 (0.42%) C-shell
12 1 (0.42%) Korn
12 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (10.97%) Degree
2 24 (10.13%) ISTQB
3 19 (8.02%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.33%) ISEB
4 15 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.64%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.22%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.84%) CEH
9 2 (0.84%) CISSP
9 2 (0.84%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.42%) CCNP
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.66%) QA
2 7 (2.95%) SEPA
3 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.84%) EMIR
4 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.84%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.84%) UCITS
5 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.42%) ISO20022
System Software
1 8 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.22%) Control-M
2 3 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 35 (14.77%) Oracle
3 16 (6.75%) SAP
4 14 (5.91%) Cognos
4 14 (5.91%) Informatica
5 7 (2.95%) Tableau
6 5 (2.11%) HP
7 4 (1.69%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.84%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.84%) Calypso
8 2 (0.84%) Charles River
8 2 (0.84%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.84%) OpenLink
8 2 (0.84%) Siebel
8 2 (0.84%) Trillium
9 1 (0.42%) Avaya
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix
9 1 (0.42%) EMC
9 1 (0.42%) IBM
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