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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 320 320 256
Rank change year-on-year
0 -64
Contract jobs citing System Testing 112 111 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.50% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.61% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 54 98
Average daily rate £400 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
- -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
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
19234 18052 18775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.67% 80.77% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13955 12609 13289
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 258 227
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.42 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +29 16 £375 +3.44% 7
Croydon -10 2 £375 -25.00%
Westminster - 2 £356 -
Docklands, London +8 1 - -
Feltham +3 1 £435 +12.98%
Bromley - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 92 (42.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 83 (38.43%) SQL
3 75 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (27.78%) Finance
5 46 (21.30%) Oracle
6 41 (18.98%) Test Scripting
7 39 (18.06%) Integration Testing
7 39 (18.06%) Microsoft
8 36 (16.67%) JIRA
8 36 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 32 (14.81%) Regression Testing
9 32 (14.81%) Banking
9 32 (14.81%) QA
10 31 (14.35%) Test Planning
11 28 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (11.11%) Project Management
12 24 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 23 (10.65%) Unit Testing
13 23 (10.65%) Test Automation
14 22 (10.19%) SoapUI
14 22 (10.19%) ISTQB
15 21 (9.72%) SOAP
15 21 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (9.72%) SDLC
16 20 (9.26%) Windows
17 19 (8.80%) Degree
18 18 (8.33%) Java
19 17 (7.87%) ETL
19 17 (7.87%) Informatica
19 17 (7.87%) Selenium

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 8 (3.70%) IIS
2 7 (3.24%) JBoss
2 7 (3.24%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.78%) Documentum
4 4 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.85%) SAS
5 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.93%) Apache
6 2 (0.93%) CMS
6 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.46%) Confluence
7 1 (0.46%) Drupal
7 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.24%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.31%) MS Office
4 4 (1.85%) MS Project
5 3 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (5.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.93%) Endur
3 2 (0.93%) RiskWrite
3 2 (0.93%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.46%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.46%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Force.com
1 1 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.85%) Internet
2 2 (0.93%) HTTP
2 2 (0.93%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.93%) LAN
2 2 (0.93%) WAN
2 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.46%) SSH
3 1 (0.46%) SSL
3 1 (0.46%) VPN
3 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 14 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.17%) Data Mart
5 7 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.24%) PowerCenter
5 7 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.78%) EDRMS
7 5 (2.31%) GIS
8 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.39%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.39%) Power BI
9 3 (1.39%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.93%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.93%) DB2
10 2 (0.93%) MS Access
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (16.67%) JIRA
2 22 (10.19%) SoapUI
3 17 (7.87%) Selenium
4 14 (6.48%) HP UFT
5 11 (5.09%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.17%) ClearQuest
7 8 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.24%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.31%) Subversion
10 4 (1.85%) Ant
10 4 (1.85%) JUnit
11 3 (1.39%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.39%) Maven
12 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.93%) MSI
12 2 (0.93%) NUnit
12 2 (0.93%) Toad
13 1 (0.46%) Selenium IDE
General
1 60 (27.78%) Finance
2 32 (14.81%) Banking
3 10 (4.63%) Retail
4 9 (4.17%) Front Office
5 7 (3.24%) Games
6 5 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.85%) Back Office
7 4 (1.85%) Billing
7 4 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.93%) Legal
8 2 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (37.50%) Analyst
2 42 (19.44%) Test Analyst
3 35 (16.20%) Developer
4 25 (11.57%) Business Analyst
5 20 (9.26%) Test Manager
6 16 (7.41%) Tester
7 12 (5.56%) Consultant
7 12 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
8 9 (4.17%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.17%) Testing Manager
9 8 (3.70%) Architect
9 8 (3.70%) Business Systems Analyst
9 8 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
10 7 (3.24%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 6 (2.78%) CRM Developer
11 6 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.72%) SOAP
2 12 (5.56%) .NET
2 12 (5.56%) XML
3 8 (3.70%) Web Services
4 4 (1.85%) JMS
4 4 (1.85%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.39%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.39%) XSLT
6 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.93%) CSS
6 2 (0.93%) HTML
6 2 (0.93%) LINQ
6 2 (0.93%) Middleware
6 2 (0.93%) Spring
6 2 (0.93%) WinForms
6 2 (0.93%) XSD
7 1 (0.46%) ADO
7 1 (0.46%) J2EE
7 1 (0.46%) JDBC
7 1 (0.46%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.31%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.85%) User Experience
6 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.39%) NHS
6 3 (1.39%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.93%) Derivative
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.93%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.93%) Statistics
7 2 (0.93%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.46%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.26%) Windows
2 13 (6.02%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.17%) Unix
4 7 (3.24%) Linux
4 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.31%) Solaris
5 5 (2.31%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.39%) AIX
7 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.46%) Android
8 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (42.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 75 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (18.98%) Test Scripting
4 39 (18.06%) Integration Testing
5 36 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 32 (14.81%) Regression Testing
7 31 (14.35%) Test Planning
8 24 (11.11%) Project Management
9 23 (10.65%) Test Automation
9 23 (10.65%) Unit Testing
10 21 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (9.72%) SDLC
11 17 (7.87%) ETL
11 17 (7.87%) Performance Testing
11 17 (7.87%) Software Testing
12 16 (7.41%) CRM
12 16 (7.41%) Data Modelling
12 16 (7.41%) Functional Testing
12 16 (7.41%) Validation
13 14 (6.48%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 83 (38.43%) SQL
2 18 (8.33%) Java
3 16 (7.41%) C
4 14 (6.48%) C#
5 13 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.17%) Python
8 5 (2.31%) C++
9 4 (1.85%) VBA
10 3 (1.39%) Perl
10 3 (1.39%) VB
11 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.46%) C-shell
12 1 (0.46%) Groovy
12 1 (0.46%) Ruby
12 1 (0.46%) Scala
12 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.46%) SOQL
12 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (10.19%) ISTQB
2 19 (8.80%) Degree
3 17 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.41%) ISEB
4 16 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.09%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.39%) CEH
7 3 (1.39%) CISSP
7 3 (1.39%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.93%) ACCA
8 2 (0.93%) CIMA
9 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.81%) QA
2 4 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.85%) WCAG
3 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) SEPA
4 2 (0.93%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.46%) EMIR
5 1 (0.46%) HL7
5 1 (0.46%) ISO20022
System Software
1 8 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.39%) Control-M
3 2 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 46 (21.30%) Oracle
2 39 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.87%) Informatica
4 16 (7.41%) SAP
5 11 (5.09%) HP
6 8 (3.70%) IBM
7 7 (3.24%) Cognos
8 6 (2.78%) ION Trading
9 5 (2.31%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.85%) Pega
10 4 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.39%) Sun
12 2 (0.93%) Calypso
12 2 (0.93%) Citrix
12 2 (0.93%) ForgeRock
12 2 (0.93%) hybris
12 2 (0.93%) OpenLink
13 1 (0.46%) NICE Systems
13 1 (0.46%) Northgate
13 1 (0.46%) WorldPay
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