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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 206 181 190
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 59 95 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.97% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.22% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 54
Median daily rate £370 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £291 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £364 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -67.06%
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
7036 7773 7115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.79% 79.29% 76.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4294 4755 3991
Median daily rate £424 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 258 263
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +72.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

System Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 27 £400 +9.58% 4
Berkshire +7 8 £420 -1.17% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 7 £120 -64.44% 1
Kent +7 5 £325 +4.00% 2
West Sussex +2 4 £520 - 1
Surrey -24 2 £438 +9.37% 2
Oxfordshire 0 1 £403 +46.36% 1
Middlesex -1 1 £370 +10.28%
East Sussex - 1 £418 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 51 (36.69%) SQL
2 48 (34.53%) Oracle
3 36 (25.90%) Security Cleared
4 35 (25.18%) Microsoft
5 34 (24.46%) SC Cleared
6 33 (23.74%) Unix
7 32 (23.02%) XML
7 32 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (22.30%) Shell Script
8 31 (22.30%) Oracle Database
9 30 (21.58%) JavaScript
10 29 (20.86%) Windows
11 28 (20.14%) PL/SQL
12 27 (19.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 27 (19.42%) Finance
12 27 (19.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 23 (16.55%) Test Scripting
14 22 (15.83%) Linux
15 20 (14.39%) Oracle Forms
15 20 (14.39%) MS Excel
15 20 (14.39%) Business Analysis
15 20 (14.39%) Business Development
15 20 (14.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (13.67%) ITIL
17 18 (12.95%) .NET
17 18 (12.95%) jQuery
18 17 (12.23%) Test Strategy
18 17 (12.23%) CSS
18 17 (12.23%) MS Office
18 17 (12.23%) SharePoint

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.23%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.91%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.76%) SAS
4 6 (4.32%) IIS
5 5 (3.60%) Apache
6 4 (2.88%) CMS
6 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.44%) GemFire
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.72%) JBoss
9 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 17 (12.23%) MS Office
3 12 (8.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.44%) DOC1
6 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) SAP HR
2 4 (2.88%) SAP CRM
2 4 (2.88%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Office 365
2 3 (2.16%) GitHub
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.16%) PaaS
3 2 (1.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) DNS
1 8 (5.76%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.88%) SAN
3 3 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.16%) Firewall
3 3 (2.16%) VLAN
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.44%) Internet
4 2 (1.44%) Intranet
4 2 (1.44%) Network Security
4 2 (1.44%) SSH
4 2 (1.44%) WAN
4 2 (1.44%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.72%) ADSL
5 1 (0.72%) ATM
5 1 (0.72%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) GPRS
5 1 (0.72%) LAN
5 1 (0.72%) PSTN
5 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.30%) Oracle Database
2 27 (19.42%) Oracle Database 10g
2 27 (19.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (8.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 7 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.04%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (5.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.32%) MySQL
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.88%) SAP BW
9 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.44%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.44%) Big Data
10 2 (1.44%) HBase
10 2 (1.44%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 20 (14.39%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.63%) Selenium
3 10 (7.19%) JIRA
4 9 (6.47%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.76%) JUnit
6 7 (5.04%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (4.32%) MSI
7 6 (4.32%) NUnit
7 6 (4.32%) SpecFlow
7 6 (4.32%) Subversion
7 6 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.32%) TeamCity
7 6 (4.32%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.32%) WiX
8 5 (3.60%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.88%) Gradle
9 4 (2.88%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.16%) Babel
10 3 (2.16%) webpack
General
1 27 (19.42%) Finance
2 11 (7.91%) Military
3 6 (4.32%) Banking
4 5 (3.60%) Retail
5 4 (2.88%) Publishing
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
6 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (39.57%) Developer
2 31 (22.30%) Oracle Developer
3 22 (15.83%) Analyst
4 20 (14.39%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 15 (10.79%) Test Analyst
6 9 (6.47%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.76%) Architect
7 8 (5.76%) PL/SQL Developer
7 8 (5.76%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.04%) Consultant
8 7 (5.04%) Integration Manager
8 7 (5.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
8 7 (5.04%) SAS Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Tester
9 6 (4.32%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Manual Test Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Programmer
10 5 (3.60%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.02%) XML
2 18 (12.95%) .NET
2 18 (12.95%) jQuery
3 17 (12.23%) CSS
4 14 (10.07%) HTML
5 13 (9.35%) Ajax
6 12 (8.63%) Web Services
7 11 (7.91%) ASP.NET
8 9 (6.47%) Middleware
9 8 (5.76%) JSON
10 7 (5.04%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (4.32%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (4.32%) Breeze.js
11 6 (4.32%) Durandal
11 6 (4.32%) Express
11 6 (4.32%) Kendo UI
11 6 (4.32%) React
11 6 (4.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.88%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.16%) W3C
5 2 (1.44%) Derivative
5 2 (1.44%) Replication
5 2 (1.44%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.72%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.72%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.72%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.72%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.74%) Unix
2 29 (20.86%) Windows
3 22 (15.83%) Linux
4 10 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.04%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (4.32%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.16%) CentOS
9 2 (1.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.55%) Test Scripting
3 20 (14.39%) Business Analysis
3 20 (14.39%) Business Development
3 20 (14.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (13.67%) ITIL
5 17 (12.23%) Test Strategy
6 15 (10.79%) Integration Testing
6 15 (10.79%) Software Testing
7 14 (10.07%) Configuration Management
7 14 (10.07%) Regression Testing
7 14 (10.07%) Service Design
8 13 (9.35%) TDD
9 12 (8.63%) Defect Management
10 11 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (7.91%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.47%) BDD
11 9 (6.47%) Test Automation
11 9 (6.47%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.69%) SQL
2 31 (22.30%) Shell Script
3 30 (21.58%) JavaScript
4 28 (20.14%) PL/SQL
5 12 (8.63%) Java
6 11 (7.91%) C#
7 10 (7.19%) Python
8 8 (5.76%) Perl
8 8 (5.76%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.32%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.32%) VB
10 4 (2.88%) PHP
11 3 (2.16%) C
12 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.44%) VBScript
13 1 (0.72%) C++
13 1 (0.72%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.72%) Erlang
13 1 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (25.90%) Security Cleared
2 34 (24.46%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.23%) ISTQB
4 12 (8.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (7.91%) ISEB
6 4 (2.88%) MCSE
6 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.16%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.16%) Degree
7 3 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.44%) CCNA
8 2 (1.44%) CCNP
8 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.44%) RHCE
9 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.72%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.72%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) Postfix
3 3 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.16%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.44%) HDFS
4 2 (1.44%) iptables
5 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.16%) Nagios
2 3 (2.16%) Puppet
3 2 (1.44%) Ansible
3 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (34.53%) Oracle
2 35 (25.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.07%) VMware
4 11 (7.91%) Red Hat
5 10 (7.19%) HP
6 9 (6.47%) SAP
7 8 (5.76%) Cisco
8 7 (5.04%) Remedy
9 6 (4.32%) DevExpress
10 4 (2.88%) webMethods
11 3 (2.16%) BMC
11 3 (2.16%) ForgeRock
11 3 (2.16%) Pega
11 3 (2.16%) Sitecore
12 2 (1.44%) CA
12 2 (1.44%) IBM
12 2 (1.44%) Serena
12 2 (1.44%) T-Plan
13 1 (0.72%) Citrix
13 1 (0.72%) Dell
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