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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 173 143 183
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +40
Contract jobs citing System Testing 66 96 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 1.08% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.50% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 48 34
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£300 £320 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £140 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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
6655 6395 7074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.57% 71.98% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3716 3487 3377
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 249 331
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 -21 22 £338 +12.50%
Surrey +10 18 £290 +10.47% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 9 £300 -6.25% 2
Berkshire -21 4 £288 -23.33% 5
Kent - 3 £215 - 3
Middlesex +1 2 £487 +204.37%
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 3
East Sussex -4 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 47 (40.17%) SQL
2 31 (26.50%) Finance
2 31 (26.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (23.08%) Oracle
4 20 (17.09%) Test Scripting
5 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
5 19 (16.24%) PL/SQL
6 17 (14.53%) Billing
7 16 (13.68%) Relational Database
8 15 (12.82%) XML
9 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
9 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
9 14 (11.97%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 13 (11.11%) Java
11 12 (10.26%) HTML
12 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
12 11 (9.40%) .NET
12 11 (9.40%) Retail
12 11 (9.40%) Waterfall
13 10 (8.55%) Windows
13 10 (8.55%) C
13 10 (8.55%) Linux
14 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET
14 9 (7.69%) Regression Testing
14 9 (7.69%) MVC
14 9 (7.69%) Configuration Management
14 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (6.84%) HP
15 8 (6.84%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.42%) IIS
3 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.56%) CMS
4 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.85%) Node.js
5 1 (0.85%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.85%) Documentum
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.56%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.85%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.85%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) DNS
1 3 (2.56%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) NAS
3 1 (0.85%) LTE
3 1 (0.85%) SAN
3 1 (0.85%) Wireless
3 1 (0.85%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.85%) NFC
3 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) Relational Database
2 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (5.13%) DB2
5 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.71%) Ingres
7 2 (1.71%) DTS
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.71%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.85%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.56%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.56%) JIRA
2 3 (2.56%) NUnit
3 2 (1.71%) Subversion
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.71%) Selenium
3 2 (1.71%) Toad
3 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.71%) MSI
3 2 (1.71%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.71%) Hudson
3 2 (1.71%) WiX
3 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.71%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 31 (26.50%) Finance
2 17 (14.53%) Billing
3 11 (9.40%) Retail
4 5 (4.27%) Military
4 5 (4.27%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
5 2 (1.71%) Automotive
5 2 (1.71%) Games
5 2 (1.71%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (39.32%) Analyst
2 29 (24.79%) Test Analyst
3 25 (21.37%) Tester
4 23 (19.66%) Developer
5 18 (15.38%) Systems Tester
6 12 (10.26%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Navision Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Manual Test Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) Business Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.56%) Financial Business Analyst
12 2 (1.71%) SQL Database Developer
12 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) XML
2 12 (10.26%) HTML
3 11 (9.40%) .NET
4 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.98%) CSS
6 6 (5.13%) WCF
6 6 (5.13%) jQuery
6 6 (5.13%) .NET Framework
6 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (4.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (4.27%) Web Services
8 4 (3.42%) Ajax
8 4 (3.42%) LINQ
9 3 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.71%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.71%) JSP
10 2 (1.71%) Middleware
10 2 (1.71%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.71%) Kendo UI
10 2 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.56%) iSeries
2 3 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.71%) VSAM
3 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (1.71%) Social Media
4 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.85%) Open Source
4 1 (0.85%) W3C
4 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.85%) Informatics
4 1 (0.85%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.85%) Statistics
4 1 (0.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.55%) Windows
1 10 (8.55%) Linux
2 4 (3.42%) UNIX
2 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.71%) AIX
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (17.09%) Test Scripting
3 11 (9.40%) Waterfall
4 9 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 9 (7.69%) MVC
4 9 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.84%) ITIL
6 7 (5.98%) Manual Testing
6 7 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (5.98%) Integration Testing
7 6 (5.13%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.13%) Test Strategy
8 5 (4.27%) DSDM
8 5 (4.27%) SOA
8 5 (4.27%) Business Analysis
8 5 (4.27%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.42%) Web Development
9 4 (3.42%) Test Management
9 4 (3.42%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.17%) SQL
2 19 (16.24%) PL/SQL
3 13 (11.11%) Java
4 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.55%) C
6 8 (6.84%) C#
7 5 (4.27%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.42%) VB
9 3 (2.56%) Perl
10 2 (1.71%) Python
10 2 (1.71%) C++
10 2 (1.71%) COBOL
10 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.71%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.85%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.85%) Tcl
11 1 (0.85%) JCL
11 1 (0.85%) VBA
11 1 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.84%) ISEB
4 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.27%) Degree
5 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) KVM
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.85%) Xen
1 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 14 (11.97%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.56%) Netcool
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.85%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (23.08%) Oracle
2 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.84%) HP
4 6 (5.13%) Aquila
4 6 (5.13%) IBM
5 3 (2.56%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.56%) Ektron
5 3 (2.56%) Remedy
5 3 (2.56%) Endeca
5 3 (2.56%) Google
5 3 (2.56%) Coremetrics
5 3 (2.56%) Serena
6 2 (1.71%) SAP
6 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.71%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.71%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.85%) EMC
7 1 (0.85%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.85%) Informatica
7 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago