The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 188 164 163
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 58 66 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.79% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.12% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 34
Average daily rate £353 £335 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £505 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.67% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 14
Average hourly rate - £43.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6873 5915 6977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.83% 70.58% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3067 3324
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 258 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -2 20 £319 +2.82% 2
Middlesex - 13 £484 -
Surrey -5 10 £350 -2.77% 6
Buckinghamshire -21 6 £329 -6.07%
Berkshire -27 6 £325 -0.76% 7
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 45 (36.89%) SQL
2 43 (35.25%) Test Scripting
3 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
3 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
4 29 (23.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (22.13%) Unit Testing
6 25 (20.49%) C#
7 24 (19.67%) CRM
8 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
9 19 (15.57%) Dynamics CRM
10 18 (14.75%) Finance
10 18 (14.75%) HTML
11 17 (13.93%) Incident Management
12 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
13 15 (12.30%) Integration Testing
13 15 (12.30%) Test Strategy
14 13 (10.66%) Java
14 13 (10.66%) CSS
15 12 (9.84%) Oracle
15 12 (9.84%) SharePoint
15 12 (9.84%) Linux
15 12 (9.84%) Retail
15 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
16 11 (9.02%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (9.02%) Management Information System
16 11 (9.02%) Windows
17 10 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (8.20%) QA
18 9 (7.38%) Degree
18 9 (7.38%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (4.92%) CMS
4 5 (4.10%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.28%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.46%) Kentico
6 3 (2.46%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.64%) IIS
7 2 (1.64%) Apache
8 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.82%) Documentum
8 1 (0.82%) CICS
8 1 (0.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS Office
2 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (15.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (2.46%) SAP SRM
3 3 (2.46%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.82%) Maximo
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) SSH
2 2 (1.64%) NFC
2 2 (1.64%) IP Telephony
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.82%) SMS
3 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.38%) MS Access
3 5 (4.10%) DB2
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.28%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.28%) MySQL
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.64%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.92%) Hudson
2 6 (4.92%) JUnit
3 5 (4.10%) Selenium
4 4 (3.28%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.46%) Subversion
6 2 (1.64%) Maven
6 2 (1.64%) JIRA
6 2 (1.64%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (1.64%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.64%) Toad
6 2 (1.64%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.64%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.82%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 12 (9.84%) Retail
3 5 (4.10%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.28%) Billing
5 3 (2.46%) Military
6 2 (1.64%) Electronics
6 2 (1.64%) Automotive
6 2 (1.64%) Games
7 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.82%) Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (34.43%) Analyst
2 38 (31.15%) Developer
3 22 (18.03%) Test Analyst
4 14 (11.48%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 14 (11.48%) CRM Developer
5 12 (9.84%) Tester
6 11 (9.02%) Test Manager
7 8 (6.56%) Consultant
8 6 (4.92%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Navision Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Systems Tester
11 3 (2.46%) SAP Consultant
11 3 (2.46%) Web Developer
11 3 (2.46%) Applications Developer
11 3 (2.46%) SAP SRM Consultant
12 2 (1.64%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) HTML
2 13 (10.66%) CSS
3 9 (7.38%) .NET
4 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.56%) XML
5 4 (3.28%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.28%) jQuery
5 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (2.46%) WCF
6 3 (2.46%) LINQ
6 3 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.46%) Ajax
7 2 (1.64%) Spring
7 2 (1.64%) Web Services
7 2 (1.64%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.64%) Apache CXF
7 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.82%) RESTful
8 1 (0.82%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.46%) E-Learning
2 3 (2.46%) SCORM
2 3 (2.46%) iSeries
3 2 (1.64%) Learning Management System
3 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.64%) Social Media
3 2 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (1.64%) IVR
3 2 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (0.82%) Replication
4 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.82%) W3C
4 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.82%) Statistics
4 1 (0.82%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.82%) Life Science
4 1 (0.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Linux
2 11 (9.02%) Windows
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.64%) AIX
4 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.82%) Android
5 1 (0.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.25%) Test Scripting
2 29 (23.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (22.13%) Unit Testing
4 24 (19.67%) CRM
5 17 (13.93%) Incident Management
6 15 (12.30%) Integration Testing
6 15 (12.30%) Test Strategy
7 10 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.38%) Waterfall
9 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.56%) Performance Testing
10 7 (5.74%) Scrum
10 7 (5.74%) ITIL
11 6 (4.92%) UML
11 6 (4.92%) ERP
11 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.92%) Software Testing
11 6 (4.92%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.89%) SQL
2 25 (20.49%) C#
3 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.66%) Java
5 8 (6.56%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.92%) C
7 6 (4.92%) Python
8 5 (4.10%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.28%) C++
10 3 (2.46%) Perl
10 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.64%) VB
12 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.82%) VBA
12 1 (0.82%) COBOL
12 1 (0.82%) JCL
12 1 (0.82%) VB6
12 1 (0.82%) Korn
12 1 (0.82%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.38%) ISEB
3 9 (7.38%) Degree
4 5 (4.10%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.82%) PMP
6 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.82%) Xen
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.82%) KVM
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.64%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.82%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.82%) Netcool
Vendors
1 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.84%) Oracle
3 7 (5.74%) HP
4 6 (4.92%) SAP
5 5 (4.10%) IBM
6 4 (3.28%) Aquila
7 3 (2.46%) Endeca
7 3 (2.46%) Google
7 3 (2.46%) Coremetrics
7 3 (2.46%) VMware
7 3 (2.46%) Ektron
7 3 (2.46%) Informatica
8 2 (1.64%) Siemens
8 2 (1.64%) Siebel
8 2 (1.64%) Genesys
8 2 (1.64%) Empirix
8 2 (1.64%) Verint
8 2 (1.64%) Serena
8 2 (1.64%) Remedy
8 2 (1.64%) BT
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