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 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 186 176 197
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs citing System Testing 95 86 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.86% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.11% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 35
Average daily rate £325 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £259 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+385.71% -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7654 7741 6995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.75% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4724 4349 3897
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 281 276
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Kent -2 26 £313 - 2
Hampshire -1 19 £425 +18.05% 6
Surrey -9 13 £450 - 5
Buckinghamshire +11 10 £350 +23.89% 1
Berkshire -12 9 £350 +9.37% 6
East Sussex +5 5 £325 -31.57% 1
Oxfordshire +2 4 £361 +3.21%
West Sussex -13 4 £338 +8.00% 1
Middlesex -4 2 £415 +17.64%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 54 (40.30%) Oracle
2 53 (39.55%) SQL
3 46 (34.33%) Unix
4 39 (29.10%) XML
5 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (25.37%) PL/SQL
7 33 (24.63%) Oracle Database
8 32 (23.88%) Shell Script
9 31 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (21.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (21.64%) Oracle Forms
10 29 (21.64%) Oracle Database 10g
11 28 (20.90%) Test Scripting
12 27 (20.15%) Security Cleared
13 26 (19.40%) Business Development
13 26 (19.40%) Business Analysis
14 24 (17.91%) SC Cleared
14 24 (17.91%) Integration Testing
15 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
16 22 (16.42%) ISTQB
17 21 (15.67%) Software Testing
18 20 (14.93%) Management Information System
18 20 (14.93%) Test Strategy
19 18 (13.43%) JavaScript
20 17 (12.69%) Linux
20 17 (12.69%) SharePoint
20 17 (12.69%) Finance
20 17 (12.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 17 (12.69%) Test Management
21 16 (11.94%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (12.69%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.46%) SAS
3 6 (4.48%) CMS
3 6 (4.48%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.70%) MS Office
2 13 (9.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (2.24%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.75%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.46%) Office 365
2 4 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) SAN
2 2 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.49%) DNS
2 2 (1.49%) Firewall
2 2 (1.49%) Intranet
2 2 (1.49%) Network Security
2 2 (1.49%) WAN
3 1 (0.75%) AMQP
3 1 (0.75%) ATM
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.75%) DHCP
3 1 (0.75%) FCoE
3 1 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.75%) GPRS
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.75%) LAN
3 1 (0.75%) SMS
3 1 (0.75%) VLAN
3 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.63%) Oracle Database
2 29 (21.64%) Oracle Database 10g
2 29 (21.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (11.19%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
5 10 (7.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 7 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (2.24%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.24%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Navigator
9 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.75%) SAS EBI
10 1 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (21.64%) Oracle Forms
2 16 (11.94%) JIRA
3 11 (8.21%) HP UFT
4 10 (7.46%) Selenium
5 8 (5.97%) JUnit
5 8 (5.97%) TestComplete
6 7 (5.22%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.48%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.99%) WATIR
9 3 (2.24%) JDeveloper
9 3 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.24%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.24%) Toad
10 2 (1.49%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.49%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.75%) Gradle
11 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.75%) MSTest
11 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 4 (2.99%) Military
3 3 (2.24%) Banking
3 3 (2.24%) Publishing
4 2 (1.49%) Marketing
4 2 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (37.31%) Developer
2 31 (23.13%) Oracle Developer
3 26 (19.40%) Analyst
3 26 (19.40%) Oracle Forms Developer
4 18 (13.43%) PL/SQL Developer
4 18 (13.43%) SQL Developer
5 17 (12.69%) Test Analyst
6 12 (8.96%) Test Manager
7 11 (8.21%) Oracle Reports Developer
7 11 (8.21%) Report Developer
8 9 (6.72%) Integration Manager
8 9 (6.72%) Tester
9 8 (5.97%) Architect
9 8 (5.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
9 8 (5.97%) SAS Developer
9 8 (5.97%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (5.97%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.48%) Consultant
10 6 (4.48%) Manual Test Analyst
11 4 (2.99%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.10%) XML
2 12 (8.96%) .NET
3 11 (8.21%) HTML
4 10 (7.46%) jQuery
5 8 (5.97%) CSS
5 8 (5.97%) Web Services
6 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.48%) Middleware
8 3 (2.24%) Ajax
8 3 (2.24%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.24%) Java EE
8 3 (2.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.75%) JSON
9 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.75%) REST
9 1 (0.75%) SOAP
9 1 (0.75%) Spring
9 1 (0.75%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.75%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.75%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.93%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.24%) W3C
5 2 (1.49%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.75%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.75%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
6 1 (0.75%) SCORM
6 1 (0.75%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.33%) Unix
2 17 (12.69%) Linux
3 16 (11.94%) Windows
4 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.24%) Android
5 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.24%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
7 1 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (20.90%) Test Scripting
4 26 (19.40%) Business Analysis
4 26 (19.40%) Business Development
5 24 (17.91%) Integration Testing
6 21 (15.67%) Software Testing
7 20 (14.93%) Test Strategy
8 17 (12.69%) Test Management
9 15 (11.19%) Regression Testing
10 12 (8.96%) Defect Management
10 12 (8.96%) Functional Testing
10 12 (8.96%) Service Management
10 12 (8.96%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.96%) Waterfall
11 11 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (8.21%) UML
12 10 (7.46%) SOA
12 10 (7.46%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (7.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 53 (39.55%) SQL
2 34 (25.37%) PL/SQL
3 32 (23.88%) Shell Script
4 18 (13.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.97%) C#
6 7 (5.22%) Java
7 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.99%) Perl
9 3 (2.24%) C-shell
9 3 (2.24%) Korn
10 2 (1.49%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.75%) C++
11 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.75%) Erlang
11 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (20.15%) Security Cleared
2 24 (17.91%) SC Cleared
3 22 (16.42%) ISTQB
4 17 (12.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (11.94%) ISEB
6 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.49%) CCNA
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.49%) Degree
7 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.49%) MCSE
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.75%) CCNP
8 1 (0.75%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.75%) Postfix
3 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) Ansible
2 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (40.30%) Oracle
2 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.21%) HP
4 6 (4.48%) VMware
5 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.73%) Remedy
6 4 (2.99%) SAP
6 4 (2.99%) Telerik
7 3 (2.24%) Cisco
7 3 (2.24%) ForgeRock
7 3 (2.24%) Pega
7 3 (2.24%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (2.24%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.49%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.75%) IBM
9 1 (0.75%) Infor
9 1 (0.75%) Nokia
9 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.75%) Veritas
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