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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 210 191 193
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 37 81 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.85% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.07% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 46
Median daily rate £450 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £34.50 £57.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £55.50 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £59.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £12.35 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+120.64% -52.95%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6122 7605 7612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 79.78% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 4484 4265
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 312 282
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

System Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -9 14 £275 -35.29%
Berkshire +9 9 £450 +15.38% 2
Surrey +15 4 - - 2
West Sussex +13 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +12 2 - - 1
Middlesex 0 2 £438 +10.47%
East Sussex +5 1 £850 +126.66%
Kent -1 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Oxfordshire -4 1 £450 +53.84%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 34 (36.17%) SQL
2 33 (35.11%) Microsoft
3 28 (29.79%) Oracle
4 23 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (20.21%) JavaScript
6 18 (19.15%) Linux
6 18 (19.15%) MS Excel
6 18 (19.15%) Finance
7 16 (17.02%) Unix
7 16 (17.02%) Security Cleared
8 15 (15.96%) ITIL
9 14 (14.89%) Windows
9 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
9 14 (14.89%) Python
9 14 (14.89%) SC Cleared
9 14 (14.89%) Test Automation
10 13 (13.83%) Oracle Database
10 13 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (13.83%) Selenium
10 13 (13.83%) MS PowerPoint
10 13 (13.83%) C#
10 13 (13.83%) Shell Script
11 12 (12.77%) PL/SQL
11 12 (12.77%) XML
11 12 (12.77%) CRM
11 12 (12.77%) Test Scripting
12 11 (11.70%) Data Analysis
12 11 (11.70%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (11.70%) CSS
12 11 (11.70%) HTML

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.51%) SAS
2 6 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.38%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.32%) IIS
3 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.13%) GemFire
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.06%) CMS
6 1 (1.06%) JBoss
6 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (9.57%) MS Office
4 6 (6.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (4.26%) Simulink
5 4 (4.26%) Stateflow
5 4 (4.26%) TargetLink
6 1 (1.06%) EngageOne
6 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.32%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (5.32%) SAP CRM
2 5 (5.32%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (3.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (3.19%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.06%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (1.06%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.13%) GitHub
2 2 (2.13%) PaaS
3 1 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) DNS
1 4 (4.26%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.13%) ATM
2 2 (2.13%) VLAN
3 1 (1.06%) ADSL
3 1 (1.06%) BGP
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.06%) Firewall
3 1 (1.06%) HSRP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) LLU
3 1 (1.06%) NX-OS
3 1 (1.06%) OSPF
3 1 (1.06%) PSTN
3 1 (1.06%) SAN
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
3 1 (1.06%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.83%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.70%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (10.64%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (8.51%) MySQL
5 8 (8.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 6 (6.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.38%) SAP BW
6 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.13%) Apache Hive
10 2 (2.13%) HBase
10 2 (2.13%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (2.13%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Selenium
2 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.45%) JUnit
3 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.38%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.38%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (6.38%) Robot Framework
5 5 (5.32%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.26%) IntelliJ
6 4 (4.26%) JIRA
6 4 (4.26%) MSI
6 4 (4.26%) NetBeans
6 4 (4.26%) NUnit
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (4.26%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.26%) Subversion
6 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.26%) WiX
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Retail
4 5 (5.32%) Electronics
4 5 (5.32%) Military
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
5 1 (1.06%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) Local Government
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (41.49%) Developer
2 13 (13.83%) Analyst
2 13 (13.83%) Oracle Developer
3 9 (9.57%) Consultant
4 7 (7.45%) Programmer
4 7 (7.45%) Python Developer
4 7 (7.45%) Python Programmer
5 6 (6.38%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.38%) Tester
6 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.32%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (5.32%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
6 5 (5.32%) SAS Developer
7 4 (4.26%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.26%) BizTalk Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) XML
2 11 (11.70%) CSS
2 11 (11.70%) HTML
3 10 (10.64%) Ajax
3 10 (10.64%) jQuery
4 9 (9.57%) .NET
4 9 (9.57%) JSON
5 8 (8.51%) Middleware
6 7 (7.45%) Django
6 7 (7.45%) web2py
7 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET
7 6 (6.38%) Web Services
8 5 (5.32%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.26%) Breeze.js
9 4 (4.26%) Durandal
9 4 (4.26%) Entity Framework
9 4 (4.26%) Express
9 4 (4.26%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.13%) Replication
2 2 (2.13%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.13%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.06%) iSeries
3 1 (1.06%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.06%) Smart Energy
3 1 (1.06%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.06%) User Experience
3 1 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Linux
2 16 (17.02%) Unix
3 14 (14.89%) Windows
4 7 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.38%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.06%) AIX
9 1 (1.06%) Android
9 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.96%) ITIL
3 14 (14.89%) Test Automation
4 13 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (12.77%) CRM
5 12 (12.77%) Test Scripting
6 11 (11.70%) Data Analysis
6 11 (11.70%) Service Design
7 10 (10.64%) Mentoring
8 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.57%) Release Management
8 9 (9.57%) Test Strategy
9 8 (8.51%) Scrum
9 8 (8.51%) SDLC
9 8 (8.51%) TDD
10 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.45%) Process Improvement
10 7 (7.45%) Validation
10 7 (7.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.17%) SQL
2 19 (20.21%) JavaScript
3 14 (14.89%) Python
4 13 (13.83%) C#
4 13 (13.83%) Shell Script
5 12 (12.77%) PL/SQL
6 11 (11.70%) Java
7 9 (9.57%) T-SQL
8 8 (8.51%) Perl
9 5 (5.32%) Bash Shell
10 4 (4.26%) C
10 4 (4.26%) MATLAB
10 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.26%) TypeScript
10 4 (4.26%) VB
10 4 (4.26%) VBScript
11 2 (2.13%) C++
11 2 (2.13%) PHP
11 2 (2.13%) Tcl
12 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) DBS Check
3 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.13%) Degree
5 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) CCNP
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.06%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.06%) MCSE
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) SLA
2 5 (5.32%) QA
3 4 (4.26%) ISO26262
4 3 (3.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) VMware ESX
1 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.13%) HDFS
2 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.06%) Firmware
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Ansible
1 1 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.06%) Nagios
1 1 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 33 (35.11%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.79%) Oracle
3 8 (8.51%) Remedy
4 7 (7.45%) SAP
4 7 (7.45%) VMware
5 6 (6.38%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.32%) HP
7 4 (4.26%) DevExpress
7 4 (4.26%) T-Plan
8 3 (3.19%) BMC
9 2 (2.13%) Cisco
9 2 (2.13%) Serena
9 2 (2.13%) webMethods
10 1 (1.06%) Apple
10 1 (1.06%) ForgeRock
10 1 (1.06%) IBM
10 1 (1.06%) OpenText
10 1 (1.06%) Pega
10 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds