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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 194 174 185
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing System Testing 52 89 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.93% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.21% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 26
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £265 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £463 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
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
6811 7377 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.31% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4043 3391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 240 269
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 25 £325 -7.27% 3
Kent -6 9 £313 -1.57% 3
Berkshire -7 4 £358 +45.91% 4
Oxfordshire +3 3 £373 +6.42% 4
Surrey -16 3 £550 +18.91% 4
West Sussex - 3 £360 - 1
East Sussex +12 2 £313 - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £550 +46.66%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 75 (48.39%) Oracle
2 73 (47.10%) SQL
3 56 (36.13%) Test Scripting
4 54 (34.84%) PL/SQL
5 46 (29.68%) Security Cleared
6 45 (29.03%) Unix
7 44 (28.39%) XML
8 40 (25.81%) SC Cleared
9 39 (25.16%) Oracle Database
9 39 (25.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 38 (24.52%) Oracle Forms
11 36 (23.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 36 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (21.94%) Microsoft
13 33 (21.29%) Oracle Database 10g
13 33 (21.29%) Shell Script
14 31 (20.00%) HTML
15 29 (18.71%) MS PowerPoint
16 28 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (16.77%) Oracle APEX
18 25 (16.13%) Linux
19 24 (15.48%) Integration Testing
20 23 (14.84%) Management Information System
21 22 (14.19%) Oracle Reports
21 22 (14.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
22 21 (13.55%) MS Excel
22 21 (13.55%) ITIL
22 21 (13.55%) Business Analysis
23 20 (12.90%) Software Testing
23 20 (12.90%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (10.32%) Oracle Workflow
2 13 (8.39%) WebLogic
3 11 (7.10%) SAS
4 7 (4.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.29%) CMS
6 2 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 29 (18.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 21 (13.55%) MS Excel
3 13 (8.39%) MS Office
4 3 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.29%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) Endur
4 1 (0.65%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (25.16%) Oracle Database
2 36 (23.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 33 (21.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 22 (14.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 22 (14.19%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (8.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 12 (7.74%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (7.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (7.10%) Oracle9i Database
7 11 (7.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 10 (6.45%) Oracle Discoverer
8 10 (6.45%) SQL Navigator
9 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.94%) MySQL
11 2 (1.29%) DB2
11 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.29%) SAP BI
11 2 (1.29%) SAP BW
11 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (24.52%) Oracle Forms
2 26 (16.77%) Oracle APEX
3 16 (10.32%) Selenium
4 13 (8.39%) Git (software)
5 12 (7.74%) JIRA
5 12 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (7.10%) HP UFT
6 11 (7.10%) TeamCity
7 10 (6.45%) JDeveloper
7 10 (6.45%) SoapUI
7 10 (6.45%) Toad
8 7 (4.52%) TestComplete
9 6 (3.87%) WATIR
10 5 (3.23%) JUnit
10 5 (3.23%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.94%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.29%) LoadUI
12 2 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (10.97%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Military
3 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Billing
4 1 (0.65%) Electronics
4 1 (0.65%) Front Office
4 1 (0.65%) Games
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (44.52%) Developer
2 44 (28.39%) Oracle Developer
3 41 (26.45%) Analyst
4 31 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 23 (14.84%) PL/SQL Developer
5 23 (14.84%) SQL Developer
6 21 (13.55%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 14 (9.03%) Consultant
7 14 (9.03%) Test Manager
8 11 (7.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 11 (7.10%) Oracle Consultant
8 11 (7.10%) Oracle Reports Developer
8 11 (7.10%) Report Developer
8 11 (7.10%) Tester
9 10 (6.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
9 10 (6.45%) SAS Developer
10 8 (5.16%) UAT Analyst
10 8 (5.16%) XML Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Business Process Analyst
11 7 (4.52%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.39%) XML
2 31 (20.00%) HTML
3 18 (11.61%) Middleware
4 16 (10.32%) Ajax
4 16 (10.32%) CSS
4 16 (10.32%) jQuery
5 13 (8.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (8.39%) Web Services
6 7 (4.52%) .NET
7 6 (3.87%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.87%) J2EE
7 6 (3.87%) Spring
8 4 (2.58%) SOAP
9 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.94%) JAXB
9 3 (1.94%) JAX-WS
9 3 (1.94%) JNI
9 3 (1.94%) Struts
9 3 (1.94%) SWT
9 3 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.84%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.29%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.29%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.65%) AS400
5 1 (0.65%) Clustering
5 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.65%) iSeries
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) Statistics
5 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (29.03%) Unix
2 25 (16.13%) Linux
3 11 (7.10%) Oracle Linux
3 11 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.45%) Windows
5 4 (2.58%) Android
5 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.13%) Test Scripting
2 39 (25.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (15.48%) Integration Testing
6 21 (13.55%) Business Analysis
6 21 (13.55%) ITIL
7 20 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (12.90%) Software Testing
8 18 (11.61%) Business Development
8 18 (11.61%) Waterfall
9 17 (10.97%) CRM
9 17 (10.97%) Test Management
9 17 (10.97%) Workflow
10 16 (10.32%) Test Strategy
11 14 (9.03%) ETL
11 14 (9.03%) Test Automation
12 12 (7.74%) Functional Testing
12 12 (7.74%) Release Management
12 12 (7.74%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 73 (47.10%) SQL
2 54 (34.84%) PL/SQL
3 33 (21.29%) Shell Script
4 18 (11.61%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.45%) C-shell
5 10 (6.45%) Korn
6 9 (5.81%) Java
6 9 (5.81%) Perl
7 8 (5.16%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.87%) C#
9 4 (2.58%) C
9 4 (2.58%) C++
10 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.65%) IronPython
11 1 (0.65%) PHP
11 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (29.68%) Security Cleared
2 40 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.26%) ISTQB
4 13 (8.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.16%) ISEB
6 7 (4.52%) Degree
7 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) XenApp
2 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Control-M
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (48.39%) Oracle
2 34 (21.94%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.39%) HP
4 11 (7.10%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.87%) Remedy
6 5 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (3.23%) SAP
6 5 (3.23%) Telerik
7 4 (2.58%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.58%) VMware
8 2 (1.29%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.65%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.65%) Coremetrics
9 1 (0.65%) Endeca
9 1 (0.65%) Google
9 1 (0.65%) Huawei
9 1 (0.65%) IBM
9 1 (0.65%) Infor
9 1 (0.65%) Nokia
9 1 (0.65%) OpenLink
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