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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 258 306 304
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 170 106 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.59% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 61 74
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£450 £425 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +191.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +3 41 £450 +4.71% 6
Canary Wharf - 5 £600 -
Docklands, London - 4 £275 -
Greenford +3 2 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 117 (44.66%) SQL
2 107 (40.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 94 (35.88%) Finance
4 84 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (25.95%) Integration Testing
6 61 (23.28%) Banking
7 50 (19.08%) XML
8 46 (17.56%) Oracle
9 45 (17.18%) Test Scripting
10 43 (16.41%) .NET
10 43 (16.41%) ETL
11 40 (15.27%) System Integration Testing
12 38 (14.50%) Microsoft
13 36 (13.74%) SDLC
14 35 (13.36%) SQL Server
15 34 (12.98%) PL/SQL
15 34 (12.98%) JavaScript
15 34 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
17 31 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (11.45%) Degree
19 29 (11.07%) Business Analysis
19 29 (11.07%) HTML
19 29 (11.07%) Migration
20 28 (10.69%) Regression Testing
21 27 (10.31%) Scrum
22 26 (9.92%) QA
23 25 (9.54%) Java
24 23 (8.78%) Web Services
24 23 (8.78%) HP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (4.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (3.44%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.29%) CMS
4 5 (1.91%) IIS
4 5 (1.91%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.15%) SAS
5 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.76%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.76%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.76%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (4.58%) MS Office
2 7 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.67%) WebTrends
1 7 (2.67%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.76%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Sage BI
2 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.38%) Summit
3 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.67%) Google Analytics
1 7 (2.67%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Taleo
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.53%) HTTP
2 4 (1.53%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.76%) 4G
3 2 (0.76%) Broadband
3 2 (0.76%) Internet
3 2 (0.76%) DVB
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
4 1 (0.38%) Wireless
4 1 (0.38%) RTSP
4 1 (0.38%) LAN
4 1 (0.38%) WAN
4 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 34 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (5.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (5.34%) Oracle Database
4 14 (5.34%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (3.82%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (3.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (3.44%) PowerCenter
6 9 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.05%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (2.67%) Data Mart
9 5 (1.91%) QlikView
9 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (1.53%) Big Data
10 4 (1.53%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (6.87%) JIRA
2 16 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.96%) HP UFT
4 11 (4.20%) Subversion
5 6 (2.29%) ClearQuest
5 6 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.91%) Rational Rose
6 5 (1.91%) RequisitePro
6 5 (1.91%) Rational Robot
6 5 (1.91%) Maven
6 5 (1.91%) Rational Functional Tester
6 5 (1.91%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.53%) MSTest
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.53%) Selenium
8 3 (1.15%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.15%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.15%) NUnit
General
1 94 (35.88%) Finance
2 61 (23.28%) Banking
3 20 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.44%) Retail
4 9 (3.44%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.05%) Marketing
6 7 (2.67%) Front Office
7 6 (2.29%) Back Office
8 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.91%) Publishing
9 4 (1.53%) Legal
9 4 (1.53%) International Banking
10 3 (1.15%) Wholesale Banking
10 3 (1.15%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 87 (33.21%) Analyst
2 78 (29.77%) Developer
3 42 (16.03%) Business Analyst
4 39 (14.89%) Test Analyst
5 38 (14.50%) Tester
6 16 (6.11%) Test Manager
7 15 (5.73%) Systems Tester
8 12 (4.58%) Oracle Developer
8 12 (4.58%) .NET Developer
8 12 (4.58%) Systems Analyst
8 12 (4.58%) Test Leader
9 10 (3.82%) Team Leader
10 9 (3.44%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (3.44%) ETL Developer
11 8 (3.05%) Informatica Developer
11 8 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (3.05%) Development Team Leader
11 8 (3.05%) Automation Tester
11 8 (3.05%) Payments Business Analyst
12 7 (2.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (19.08%) XML
2 43 (16.41%) .NET
3 29 (11.07%) HTML
4 23 (8.78%) Web Services
5 19 (7.25%) .NET Framework
6 15 (5.73%) ASP.NET
7 14 (5.34%) CSS
8 11 (4.20%) HTML5
9 10 (3.82%) WCF
10 9 (3.44%) jQuery
11 7 (2.67%) Gherkin
11 7 (2.67%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.67%) MDX
12 6 (2.29%) WinForms
12 6 (2.29%) SOAP
13 5 (1.91%) Servlets
13 5 (1.91%) XSLT
13 5 (1.91%) Spring
13 5 (1.91%) JMS
13 5 (1.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.25%) SWIFT
3 13 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.82%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.67%) Derivative
6 6 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) DTV
7 3 (1.15%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.15%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.15%) User Experience
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.76%) Equities
8 2 (0.76%) STB
8 2 (0.76%) Handset
8 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.76%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.96%) UNIX
2 10 (3.82%) Windows
3 8 (3.05%) Linux
4 4 (1.53%) Android
4 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.76%) webOS
5 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.38%) OS/390
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (40.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 84 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (25.95%) Integration Testing
4 45 (17.18%) Test Scripting
5 43 (16.41%) ETL
6 40 (15.27%) System Integration Testing
7 36 (13.74%) SDLC
8 33 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (11.07%) Migration
9 29 (11.07%) Business Analysis
10 28 (10.69%) Regression Testing
11 27 (10.31%) Scrum
12 22 (8.40%) Validation
12 22 (8.40%) Automated Testing
12 22 (8.40%) Unit Testing
13 20 (7.63%) Data Analysis
13 20 (7.63%) Software Testing
14 19 (7.25%) Data Migration
14 19 (7.25%) Test Strategy
15 16 (6.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 117 (44.66%) SQL
2 34 (12.98%) JavaScript
2 34 (12.98%) PL/SQL
3 25 (9.54%) Java
4 20 (7.63%) C#
5 13 (4.96%) VB.NET
6 10 (3.82%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.44%) Erlang
8 8 (3.05%) Python
9 7 (2.67%) VBScript
10 6 (2.29%) VB
10 6 (2.29%) C++
11 5 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.53%) XPath
12 4 (1.53%) PHP
13 3 (1.15%) Perl
13 3 (1.15%) C
13 3 (1.15%) CFML
13 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (11.45%) Degree
2 17 (6.49%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.58%) ISEB
4 8 (3.05%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.53%) HND
8 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.92%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) SLA
2 4 (1.53%) MiFID
3 3 (1.15%) EMIR
4 2 (0.76%) COREP
4 2 (0.76%) FINREP
4 2 (0.76%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (6.87%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.29%) Control-M
3 1 (0.38%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 46 (17.56%) Oracle
2 38 (14.50%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.78%) HP
4 14 (5.34%) Cognos
5 12 (4.58%) Informatica
6 10 (3.82%) SAP
6 10 (3.82%) Business Objects
7 9 (3.44%) IBM
8 8 (3.05%) Adobe
9 7 (2.67%) Google
9 7 (2.67%) Tableau
9 7 (2.67%) Eloqua
9 7 (2.67%) Aprimo
10 5 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.91%) Calypso
11 4 (1.53%) Teradata
11 4 (1.53%) Vertica
11 4 (1.53%) Netezza
11 4 (1.53%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.53%) Greenplum
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago