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 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 143 197 165
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -32
Contract jobs citing System Testing 119 48 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 0.54% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 0.72% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 36 29
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£350 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £283 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £539 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
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
7214 6642 5966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.15% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3656 3114
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 £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 256 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
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 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 3 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 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
Hampshire +17 31 £344 -2.82% 2
Surrey +12 25 £450 +52.54% 5
Berkshire +34 24 £320 -17.41% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £350 +7.69% 2
Oxfordshire -16 8 £494 +64.66% 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
Kent -3 1 - - 1
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England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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 92 (42.99%) SQL
2 70 (32.71%) XML
3 51 (23.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 48 (22.43%) Test Scripting
5 46 (21.50%) Oracle
6 44 (20.56%) Security Cleared
7 42 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (18.22%) Test Management
9 38 (17.76%) PL/SQL
10 37 (17.29%) Finance
10 37 (17.29%) HP Quality Center
11 36 (16.82%) SC Cleared
11 36 (16.82%) UNIX
12 34 (15.89%) HP
13 32 (14.95%) Oracle Database
14 31 (14.49%) Microsoft
15 30 (14.02%) HTML
16 29 (13.55%) Oracle Database 10g
17 26 (12.15%) C#
17 26 (12.15%) SQL Server
18 24 (11.21%) JavaScript
18 24 (11.21%) Regression Testing
18 24 (11.21%) ISTQB
18 24 (11.21%) Waterfall
19 22 (10.28%) Test Strategy
19 22 (10.28%) QA
19 22 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (10.28%) Java
20 21 (9.81%) Oracle Forms
20 21 (9.81%) Oracle9i Database

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (7.94%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.07%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.34%) MQSeries
3 5 (2.34%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.87%) SAS
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.93%) IIS
6 2 (0.93%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.47%) JBoss
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.47%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.87%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (1.40%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.93%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.47%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.80%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.34%) Google Checkout
3 4 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.40%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.93%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.27%) Firewall
2 6 (2.80%) LAN
2 6 (2.80%) WAN
2 6 (2.80%) VPN
2 6 (2.80%) 3G
2 6 (2.80%) 4G
3 5 (2.34%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.87%) iSCSI
4 4 (1.87%) LTE
4 4 (1.87%) FCoE
4 4 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (1.87%) SAN
5 3 (1.40%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.93%) GSM
6 2 (0.93%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.93%) UMTS
7 1 (0.47%) DHCP
7 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.47%) Wireless
7 1 (0.47%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.95%) Oracle Database
2 29 (13.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 26 (12.15%) SQL Server
4 21 (9.81%) Oracle9i Database
5 17 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (7.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (5.61%) DB2
7 8 (3.74%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (2.34%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.34%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.87%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.40%) MS Access
10 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (9.81%) Oracle Forms
2 17 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (5.61%) JIRA
4 11 (5.14%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.67%) HP UFT
6 9 (4.21%) Selenium
6 9 (4.21%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.27%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.34%) Subversion
8 5 (2.34%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.40%) JBehave
9 3 (1.40%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.93%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.47%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.47%) JUnit
General
1 37 (17.29%) Finance
2 19 (8.88%) Retail
3 11 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.74%) Billing
5 4 (1.87%) Marketing
5 4 (1.87%) Back Office
5 4 (1.87%) Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Military
6 2 (0.93%) Automotive
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (37.85%) Analyst
2 62 (28.97%) Test Analyst
3 54 (25.23%) Developer
4 31 (14.49%) Test Manager
5 27 (12.62%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (7.01%) Tester
7 10 (4.67%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.21%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.21%) Consultant
9 8 (3.74%) Programmer
9 8 (3.74%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.74%) C# Programmer
10 7 (3.27%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.27%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (3.27%) Systems Test Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.34%) Functional Analyst
13 4 (1.87%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 4 (1.87%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (32.71%) XML
2 30 (14.02%) HTML
3 19 (8.88%) .NET
4 17 (7.94%) Web Services
5 12 (5.61%) ASP.NET
5 12 (5.61%) CSS
5 12 (5.61%) WCF
6 11 (5.14%) RESTful
6 11 (5.14%) SOAP
7 9 (4.21%) WPF
7 9 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (3.74%) Ajax
8 8 (3.74%) J2EE
8 8 (3.74%) Flash
9 6 (2.80%) Struts
9 6 (2.80%) Spring
10 5 (2.34%) JSP
10 5 (2.34%) DHTML
11 4 (1.87%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.87%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.67%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.74%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.87%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.87%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.87%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.93%) iSeries
7 2 (0.93%) Social Media
7 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.93%) AS400
7 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.93%) NHS
7 2 (0.93%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.82%) UNIX
2 12 (5.61%) Linux
3 11 (5.14%) Windows
4 4 (1.87%) AIX
5 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.93%) Android
6 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 48 (22.43%) Test Scripting
3 42 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (18.22%) Test Management
5 24 (11.21%) Regression Testing
5 24 (11.21%) Waterfall
6 22 (10.28%) Test Strategy
7 20 (9.35%) SDLC
8 19 (8.88%) Business Analysis
9 18 (8.41%) Use Case
9 18 (8.41%) Unit Testing
9 18 (8.41%) Integration Testing
10 17 (7.94%) Business Continuity
11 16 (7.48%) E-Commerce
12 15 (7.01%) Analytics
13 14 (6.54%) CRM
13 14 (6.54%) Scrum
13 14 (6.54%) Business Development
14 13 (6.07%) ITIL
15 12 (5.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (42.99%) SQL
2 38 (17.76%) PL/SQL
3 26 (12.15%) C#
4 24 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 22 (10.28%) Java
6 19 (8.88%) Shell Script
7 14 (6.54%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.67%) Perl
9 4 (1.87%) VBScript
9 4 (1.87%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.40%) C
11 2 (0.93%) VBA
12 1 (0.47%) Python
12 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.47%) C++
12 1 (0.47%) COBOL
12 1 (0.47%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 44 (20.56%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.82%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.21%) ISTQB
4 20 (9.35%) ISEB
5 13 (6.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (5.61%) Degree
7 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.74%) MCSE
8 5 (2.34%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.28%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.47%) Squid
Systems Management
1 37 (17.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (21.50%) Oracle
2 34 (15.89%) HP
3 31 (14.49%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.54%) IBM
5 12 (5.61%) Business Objects
6 11 (5.14%) SAP
6 11 (5.14%) Google
7 9 (4.21%) Cisco
8 8 (3.74%) Telerik
9 7 (3.27%) VMware
9 7 (3.27%) Coremetrics
10 5 (2.34%) ArcSight
10 5 (2.34%) PayPal
10 5 (2.34%) CA
10 5 (2.34%) Informatica
11 4 (1.87%) Veritas
11 4 (1.87%) Juniper
11 4 (1.87%) Adobe
11 4 (1.87%) Eloqua
11 4 (1.87%) Aprimo
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