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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 161 183 149
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -34
Contract jobs citing System Testing 102 68 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 0.74% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.99% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 54 40
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£350 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £459 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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
Hampshire +2 28 £340 +0.74% 3
Surrey +6 26 £425 +46.55% 4
Berkshire +13 13 £350 -12.50% 6
Oxfordshire -19 6 £508 +27.00%
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £350 +16.66% 2
Middlesex +3 2 £336 -31.10%
Kent -6 1 - - 2
West Sussex -7 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 90 (47.37%) SQL
2 69 (36.32%) XML
3 50 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 45 (23.68%) Oracle
5 42 (22.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 41 (21.58%) Security Cleared
7 38 (20.00%) UNIX
7 38 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (19.47%) PL/SQL
9 35 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
10 34 (17.89%) SC Cleared
10 34 (17.89%) Finance
11 31 (16.32%) HP
11 31 (16.32%) Test Management
11 31 (16.32%) Oracle Database
12 30 (15.79%) HTML
13 29 (15.26%) Oracle Database 10g
14 27 (14.21%) Microsoft
15 25 (13.16%) ISTQB
16 24 (12.63%) Regression Testing
16 24 (12.63%) JavaScript
16 24 (12.63%) C#
16 24 (12.63%) SQL Server
17 23 (12.11%) Waterfall
18 22 (11.58%) Java
19 21 (11.05%) Oracle Forms
19 21 (11.05%) Oracle9i Database
19 21 (11.05%) QA
20 20 (10.53%) MS Excel
21 19 (10.00%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (8.95%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.68%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.63%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.11%) SAS
5 4 (2.11%) Apache
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.11%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (1.58%) WebTrends
5 2 (1.05%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.53%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.53%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.53%) Magento
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.63%) Google Checkout
3 3 (1.58%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.53%) Force.com
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.11%) 3G
1 4 (2.11%) 4G
2 3 (1.58%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.05%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.05%) LTE
3 2 (1.05%) FCoE
3 2 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.05%) GSM
3 2 (1.05%) Firewall
3 2 (1.05%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.05%) UMTS
3 2 (1.05%) SAN
4 1 (0.53%) WAN
4 1 (0.53%) DHCP
4 1 (0.53%) SNMP
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) IPv4
4 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.53%) Wireless
4 1 (0.53%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.32%) Oracle Database
2 29 (15.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 24 (12.63%) SQL Server
4 21 (11.05%) Oracle9i Database
5 17 (8.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (7.37%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (6.32%) DB2
8 8 (4.21%) DbVisualizer
9 5 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (1.58%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.58%) MS Access
11 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (1.05%) OLAP
12 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (11.05%) Oracle Forms
2 17 (8.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.26%) Selenium
3 10 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 10 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.74%) JIRA
5 8 (4.21%) HP UFT
6 7 (3.68%) LoadRunner
7 6 (3.16%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.63%) Subversion
9 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.58%) JBehave
10 2 (1.05%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.53%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 34 (17.89%) Finance
2 18 (9.47%) Retail
3 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.21%) Billing
5 4 (2.11%) Marketing
5 4 (2.11%) Banking
5 4 (2.11%) Back Office
6 2 (1.05%) Automotive
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.05%) German Language
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 74 (38.95%) Analyst
2 58 (30.53%) Test Analyst
3 53 (27.89%) Developer
4 27 (14.21%) Oracle Developer
5 26 (13.68%) Test Manager
6 15 (7.89%) Tester
7 9 (4.74%) Consultant
7 9 (4.74%) C# Developer
7 9 (4.74%) Test Engineer
8 8 (4.21%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (4.21%) Programmer
8 8 (4.21%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.21%) C# Programmer
9 7 (3.68%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.63%) Systems Test Analyst
11 4 (2.11%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.11%) Automation Tester
12 3 (1.58%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (36.32%) XML
2 30 (15.79%) HTML
3 18 (9.47%) .NET
4 17 (8.95%) Web Services
5 11 (5.79%) ASP.NET
5 11 (5.79%) WCF
5 11 (5.79%) RESTful
6 10 (5.26%) CSS
6 10 (5.26%) SOAP
7 9 (4.74%) J2EE
7 9 (4.74%) WPF
7 9 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (4.21%) Flash
8 8 (4.21%) Ajax
9 7 (3.68%) JSP
10 6 (3.16%) Struts
10 6 (3.16%) Spring
11 5 (2.63%) DHTML
12 4 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (2.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 9 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.21%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.58%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.58%) iSeries
7 2 (1.05%) Social Media
7 2 (1.05%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.05%) NHS
7 2 (1.05%) AS400
7 2 (1.05%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.53%) PKI
8 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.00%) UNIX
2 14 (7.37%) Linux
3 7 (3.68%) Windows
4 2 (1.05%) AIX
4 2 (1.05%) Android
4 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.32%) Test Scripting
2 42 (22.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (16.32%) Test Management
5 24 (12.63%) Regression Testing
6 23 (12.11%) Waterfall
7 19 (10.00%) Use Case
7 19 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 18 (9.47%) Integration Testing
9 17 (8.95%) E-Commerce
9 17 (8.95%) Test Strategy
10 16 (8.42%) Analytics
10 16 (8.42%) Business Continuity
10 16 (8.42%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.37%) Business Development
11 14 (7.37%) CRM
12 12 (6.32%) Incident Management
12 12 (6.32%) Scrum
12 12 (6.32%) Migration
12 12 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 90 (47.37%) SQL
2 37 (19.47%) PL/SQL
3 24 (12.63%) JavaScript
3 24 (12.63%) C#
4 22 (11.58%) Java
5 18 (9.47%) Shell Script
6 14 (7.37%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.21%) Perl
8 4 (2.11%) VBScript
8 4 (2.11%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.58%) C
10 2 (1.05%) VBA
11 1 (0.53%) Python
11 1 (0.53%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (21.58%) Security Cleared
2 34 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 25 (13.16%) ISTQB
4 18 (9.47%) ISEB
5 12 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (5.79%) Degree
7 3 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.05%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Netcool
Vendors
1 45 (23.68%) Oracle
2 31 (16.32%) HP
3 27 (14.21%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.84%) IBM
5 12 (6.32%) Google
5 12 (6.32%) SAP
6 8 (4.21%) Telerik
6 8 (4.21%) Coremetrics
7 5 (2.63%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.63%) PayPal
7 5 (2.63%) Cisco
8 4 (2.11%) Adobe
8 4 (2.11%) Juniper
8 4 (2.11%) Eloqua
8 4 (2.11%) Aprimo
9 3 (1.58%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.58%) Tableau
9 3 (1.58%) FireEye
9 3 (1.58%) CA
9 3 (1.58%) Blue Coat
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