The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 181 163 200
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +37
Contract jobs citing System Testing 71 81 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.93% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.31% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 30
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£308 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £156 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6780 6205 7123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.42% 71.36% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3467 3403
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 244 320
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.74% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
(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
Surrey +11 19 £293 -17.19% 1
Hampshire -17 17 £325 - 6
Buckinghamshire -15 11 £300 -6.25% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £330 - 1
Middlesex +3 5 £385 +140.62%
Berkshire -9 5 £225 -30.23% 1
Kent - 2 £215 - 3
West Sussex +3 1 £400 +24.03% 1
East Sussex -12 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 49 (41.18%) SQL
2 32 (26.89%) Finance
3 26 (21.85%) Oracle
4 23 (19.33%) Test Scripting
5 21 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (15.13%) Relational Database
8 17 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (13.45%) PL/SQL
9 16 (13.45%) Billing
9 16 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
10 15 (12.61%) XML
11 13 (10.92%) SQL Server
12 12 (10.08%) .NET
13 11 (9.24%) HTML
13 11 (9.24%) MVC
13 11 (9.24%) SC Cleared
13 11 (9.24%) Oracle Database
13 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
14 10 (8.40%) Manual Testing
14 10 (8.40%) ISEB
14 10 (8.40%) C#
14 10 (8.40%) Windows
15 9 (7.56%) C
15 9 (7.56%) Java
15 9 (7.56%) JavaScript
15 9 (7.56%) Degree
16 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.52%) CMS
4 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.84%) SAS
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.84%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.84%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.84%) HFM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.84%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) Kerberos
1 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.68%) DNS
1 2 (1.68%) SAN
1 2 (1.68%) NAS
2 1 (0.84%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.84%) Wireless
2 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.84%) NFC
2 1 (0.84%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) Relational Database
2 13 (10.92%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.24%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.52%) DB2
6 3 (2.52%) DTS
6 3 (2.52%) Ingres
6 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.84%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.84%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.84%) DataStage
8 1 (0.84%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.36%) TestDirector
3 3 (2.52%) Toad
3 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.52%) QARun
3 3 (2.52%) JIRA
4 2 (1.68%) NUnit
4 2 (1.68%) Subversion
4 2 (1.68%) Selenium
4 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.68%) MSI
4 2 (1.68%) WiX
4 2 (1.68%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.68%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.84%) JMeter
5 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 16 (13.45%) Billing
3 5 (4.20%) Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Military
5 2 (1.68%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.68%) Automotive
5 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (41.18%) Analyst
2 28 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 27 (22.69%) Tester
4 22 (18.49%) Developer
5 19 (15.97%) Systems Tester
6 17 (14.29%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Senior Tester
9 4 (3.36%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) Database Developer
10 3 (2.52%) SQL Developer
10 3 (2.52%) SQL Database Developer
10 3 (2.52%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) XML
2 12 (10.08%) .NET
3 11 (9.24%) HTML
4 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.72%) CSS
4 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 7 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (5.04%) WCF
6 6 (5.04%) jQuery
7 4 (3.36%) LINQ
7 4 (3.36%) Web Services
8 3 (2.52%) Ajax
9 2 (1.68%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.68%) Kendo UI
9 2 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.68%) Breeze.js
9 2 (1.68%) Durandal
9 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.68%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.20%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.68%) VSAM
5 2 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.68%) Social Media
5 2 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) Handset
6 1 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.84%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Linux
3 6 (5.04%) UNIX
4 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.68%) AIX
7 1 (0.84%) Solaris
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.33%) Test Scripting
2 21 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.24%) MVC
4 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
5 10 (8.40%) Manual Testing
6 8 (6.72%) Test Planning
6 8 (6.72%) SOA
6 8 (6.72%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.72%) Project Management
7 7 (5.88%) ITIL
8 6 (5.04%) Regression Testing
8 6 (5.04%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.04%) Software Testing
8 6 (5.04%) Test Management
8 6 (5.04%) Test Strategy
8 6 (5.04%) Integration Testing
9 5 (4.20%) Web Testing
9 5 (4.20%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.20%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.18%) SQL
2 16 (13.45%) PL/SQL
3 10 (8.40%) C#
4 9 (7.56%) C
4 9 (7.56%) Java
4 9 (7.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.20%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.20%) VB
6 4 (3.36%) Perl
7 3 (2.52%) COBOL
8 2 (1.68%) C++
8 2 (1.68%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.68%) Python
8 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.84%) JCL
9 1 (0.84%) VB6
9 1 (0.84%) SELCOPY
9 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.40%) ISEB
4 9 (7.56%) Degree
5 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.36%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.84%) Xen
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.84%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.52%) Netcool
3 1 (0.84%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.84%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) Oracle
2 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.72%) HP
3 6 (5.04%) Aquila
4 3 (2.52%) Remedy
4 3 (2.52%) Ektron
4 3 (2.52%) IBM
5 2 (1.68%) Red Gate
5 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.68%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.68%) Serena
6 1 (0.84%) Northgate
6 1 (0.84%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.84%) Perforce
6 1 (0.84%) VMware
6 1 (0.84%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.84%) Informatica
6 1 (0.84%) SAP
6 1 (0.84%) Cognos
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago