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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 181 171 173
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 78 58 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.68% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.95% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 42
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£375 £319 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £25.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 - £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -10 24 £342 +9.50%
Berkshire -7 22 £450 +28.20% 8
Buckinghamshire -9 15 £375 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -10 9 £315 +80.00%
Surrey -2 5 £313 -34.21% 3
Kent - 2 £353 - 1
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 64 (43.24%) SQL
2 36 (24.32%) HTML
3 34 (22.97%) Finance
4 33 (22.30%) CSS
5 31 (20.95%) SQL Server
6 29 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (18.92%) Oracle
8 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
9 25 (16.89%) JavaScript
9 25 (16.89%) HP Quality Center
10 24 (16.22%) Test Scripting
10 24 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (15.54%) SharePoint
12 22 (14.86%) .NET
13 21 (14.19%) Microsoft
13 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
13 21 (14.19%) Relational Database
14 20 (13.51%) Unit Testing
14 20 (13.51%) XML
15 18 (12.16%) PL/SQL
15 18 (12.16%) C#
16 17 (11.49%) ISEB
16 17 (11.49%) Test Management
17 15 (10.14%) Oracle Database
17 15 (10.14%) Test Strategy
18 14 (9.46%) MVC
18 14 (9.46%) VBA
18 14 (9.46%) CRM
19 13 (8.78%) Regression Testing
19 13 (8.78%) Dynamics CRM

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (15.54%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (3.38%) CMS
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (2.03%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.35%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (1.35%) IIS
5 2 (1.35%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.68%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Office
2 5 (3.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.03%) Agresso
3 2 (1.35%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.68%) HFM
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.35%) SAN
1 2 (1.35%) NAS
2 1 (0.68%) 4G
2 1 (0.68%) 3G
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
2 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.68%) GSM
2 1 (0.68%) LAN
2 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.68%) UMTS
2 1 (0.68%) WAN
2 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.19%) Relational Database
3 15 (10.14%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (3.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.03%) DTS
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (1.35%) Ingres
9 2 (1.35%) DB2
9 2 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.68%) MS Access
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (8.11%) JIRA
2 8 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.73%) Oracle APEX
3 7 (4.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.70%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.03%) QARun
5 3 (2.03%) Toad
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.68%) JMeter
7 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.68%) NUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Subversion
7 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 34 (22.97%) Finance
2 12 (8.11%) Billing
3 7 (4.73%) Military
4 3 (2.03%) Back Office
4 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.35%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) Avionics
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (31.76%) Developer
2 38 (25.68%) Analyst
3 24 (16.22%) Tester
3 24 (16.22%) Test Analyst
4 15 (10.14%) Systems Tester
4 15 (10.14%) Test Manager
5 8 (5.41%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 7 (4.73%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (4.73%) .NET Developer
6 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (4.73%) CRM Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Web Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Consultant
8 5 (3.38%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (2.70%) Coordinator
9 4 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (2.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.32%) HTML
2 33 (22.30%) CSS
3 22 (14.86%) .NET
4 20 (13.51%) XML
5 11 (7.43%) ASP.NET
6 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (6.08%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.08%) jQuery
8 8 (5.41%) Ajax
8 8 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (4.05%) WCF
10 5 (3.38%) LINQ
11 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (2.03%) Web Services
13 2 (1.35%) XHTML
13 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 1 (0.68%) SAML
14 1 (0.68%) ADO.NET
14 1 (0.68%) SOAP
14 1 (0.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.05%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.70%) User Experience
4 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.35%) VSAM
5 2 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.68%) Open Source
6 1 (0.68%) Social Media
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) Statistics
6 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.08%) Windows
2 7 (4.73%) Linux
3 5 (3.38%) UNIX
4 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (16.22%) Test Scripting
2 24 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.51%) Unit Testing
4 17 (11.49%) Test Management
5 15 (10.14%) Test Strategy
6 14 (9.46%) MVC
6 14 (9.46%) CRM
7 13 (8.78%) Regression Testing
8 12 (8.11%) ITIL
9 11 (7.43%) Manual Testing
10 9 (6.08%) Integration Testing
10 9 (6.08%) Performance Testing
10 9 (6.08%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.41%) Test Planning
11 8 (5.41%) SOA
11 8 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (4.05%) Business Continuity
13 6 (4.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 64 (43.24%) SQL
2 25 (16.89%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.16%) C#
3 18 (12.16%) PL/SQL
4 14 (9.46%) VBA
5 10 (6.76%) Java
6 5 (3.38%) C
6 5 (3.38%) Perl
7 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.70%) COBOL
7 4 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.03%) VB
8 3 (2.03%) PHP
9 2 (1.35%) VBScript
9 2 (1.35%) Python
9 2 (1.35%) VB6
10 1 (0.68%) IronPython
10 1 (0.68%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.68%) JCL
10 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.49%) ISEB
4 10 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.41%) Degree
6 7 (4.73%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.70%) MCSE
9 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (16.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (18.92%) Oracle
2 21 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.76%) HP
4 8 (5.41%) Ektron
5 7 (4.73%) VMware
6 5 (3.38%) CA
6 5 (3.38%) Cisco
7 2 (1.35%) IBM
7 2 (1.35%) SAP
7 2 (1.35%) Northgate
7 2 (1.35%) Red Gate
7 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.68%) Huawei
8 1 (0.68%) Zend
8 1 (0.68%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.68%) Apple
8 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.68%) Cognos
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago