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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 185 176 157
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing System Testing 90 75 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.81% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.09% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 58 45
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£375 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £286 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 - £30.50
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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
7592 6850 6365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.66% 74.38% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4673 3872 3526
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 267 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +9 32 £365 +8.55% 6
Surrey +8 29 £400 +37.93% 1
Berkshire +2 9 £425 +88.88% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 6 £329 +9.58%
Kent +5 4 £313 +45.34% 2
Middlesex +2 2 £336 -23.75%
West Sussex -12 1 - -
Oxfordshire -21 1 £275 -16.66% 4
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 101 (50.75%) SQL
2 70 (35.18%) XML
3 59 (29.65%) Oracle
4 57 (28.64%) Test Scripting
5 50 (25.13%) PL/SQL
6 47 (23.62%) Security Cleared
7 46 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (22.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 45 (22.61%) Oracle Database
9 43 (21.61%) HTML
10 41 (20.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 39 (19.60%) SC Cleared
12 38 (19.10%) UNIX
13 36 (18.09%) Finance
14 34 (17.09%) Microsoft
15 31 (15.58%) JavaScript
15 31 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
16 29 (14.57%) Oracle Database 11g
17 28 (14.07%) C#
18 27 (13.57%) Java
19 26 (13.07%) HP
19 26 (13.07%) Shell Script
20 25 (12.56%) Integration Testing
20 25 (12.56%) Waterfall
21 24 (12.06%) Linux
21 24 (12.06%) Oracle Forms
22 23 (11.56%) Oracle9i Database
22 23 (11.56%) SQL Server
22 23 (11.56%) Regression Testing
22 23 (11.56%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 18 (9.05%) WebSphere
2 16 (8.04%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (7.54%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.51%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.01%) SAS
6 3 (1.51%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.51%) Apache
6 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) IIS
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.01%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (1.51%) WebTrends
5 2 (1.01%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.50%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.50%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.50%) Magento
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.02%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.51%) Google Checkout
3 3 (1.51%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.01%) 3G
1 4 (2.01%) 4G
2 3 (1.51%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.01%) LTE
3 2 (1.01%) GSM
3 2 (1.01%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.01%) UMTS
4 1 (0.50%) DHCP
4 1 (0.50%) SNMP
4 1 (0.50%) IPv4
4 1 (0.50%) SAN
4 1 (0.50%) Firewall
4 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.50%) Wireless
4 1 (0.50%) 2G
4 1 (0.50%) FCoE
4 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.50%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (22.61%) Oracle Database
2 41 (20.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 29 (14.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (11.56%) Oracle9i Database
4 23 (11.56%) SQL Server
5 14 (7.04%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (6.53%) DB2
6 13 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (6.03%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (5.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (4.02%) DbVisualizer
9 8 (4.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (2.51%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 3 (1.51%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.51%) MySQL
13 2 (1.01%) QlikView
13 2 (1.01%) MS Access
13 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 24 (12.06%) Oracle Forms
2 23 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (8.04%) Selenium
4 11 (5.53%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (5.53%) SoapUI
5 10 (5.03%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.52%) Jenkins
7 8 (4.02%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.52%) JIRA
8 7 (3.52%) HP UFT
8 7 (3.52%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.02%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.51%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.51%) Subversion
10 5 (2.51%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.51%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.51%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.51%) JBehave
12 1 (0.50%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.50%) FitNesse
General
1 36 (18.09%) Finance
2 19 (9.55%) Retail
3 9 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.02%) Billing
5 5 (2.51%) Military
6 4 (2.01%) Marketing
7 3 (1.51%) Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Automotive
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) German Language
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (38.19%) Analyst
2 67 (33.67%) Developer
3 61 (30.65%) Test Analyst
4 39 (19.60%) Oracle Developer
5 21 (10.55%) Test Manager
6 16 (8.04%) Tester
7 10 (5.03%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.52%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.02%) Consultant
9 8 (4.02%) Programmer
9 8 (4.02%) C# Programmer
9 8 (4.02%) Testing Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Systems Test Analyst
11 4 (2.01%) QA Engineer
11 4 (2.01%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (35.18%) XML
2 43 (21.61%) HTML
3 19 (9.55%) Web Services
4 18 (9.05%) .NET
5 17 (8.54%) CSS
5 17 (8.54%) Ajax
6 13 (6.53%) SOAP
6 13 (6.53%) J2EE
7 11 (5.53%) RESTful
8 10 (5.03%) ASP.NET
8 10 (5.03%) WPF
8 10 (5.03%) jQuery
9 9 (4.52%) WCF
9 9 (4.52%) Spring
9 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (4.02%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (4.02%) Middleware
10 8 (4.02%) Struts
10 8 (4.02%) Flash
11 7 (3.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.53%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.02%) Mobile Computing
3 8 (4.02%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.01%) iSeries
5 3 (1.51%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.51%) AS400
6 2 (1.01%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.10%) UNIX
2 24 (12.06%) Linux
3 12 (6.03%) Windows
4 8 (4.02%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.51%) Android
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.64%) Test Scripting
2 46 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (22.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (12.56%) Integration Testing
4 25 (12.56%) Waterfall
5 23 (11.56%) Test Management
5 23 (11.56%) Regression Testing
6 19 (9.55%) Business Analysis
7 18 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (9.05%) Business Continuity
7 18 (9.05%) ITIL
7 18 (9.05%) E-Commerce
8 17 (8.54%) Analytics
9 16 (8.04%) Business Development
9 16 (8.04%) Use Case
10 15 (7.54%) Test Strategy
10 15 (7.54%) Mentoring
11 14 (7.04%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.04%) Scrum
11 14 (7.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 101 (50.75%) SQL
2 50 (25.13%) PL/SQL
3 31 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.07%) C#
5 27 (13.57%) Java
6 26 (13.07%) Shell Script
7 14 (7.04%) Perl
8 11 (5.53%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.02%) C
10 4 (2.01%) C++
10 4 (2.01%) VBScript
10 4 (2.01%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.01%) VBA
12 1 (0.50%) Python
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 47 (23.62%) Security Cleared
2 39 (19.60%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.55%) ISTQB
4 17 (8.54%) ISEB
5 14 (7.04%) Degree
5 14 (7.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.05%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.50%) Squid
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 59 (29.65%) Oracle
2 34 (17.09%) Microsoft
3 26 (13.07%) HP
4 13 (6.53%) Google
5 12 (6.03%) IBM
6 10 (5.03%) SAP
7 9 (4.52%) Coremetrics
8 8 (4.02%) Telerik
9 7 (3.52%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.51%) Cisco
10 5 (2.51%) VMware
10 5 (2.51%) ArcSight
10 5 (2.51%) PayPal
11 4 (2.01%) Eloqua
11 4 (2.01%) Endeca
11 4 (2.01%) Aprimo
11 4 (2.01%) Adobe
11 4 (2.01%) Juniper
12 3 (1.51%) CA
12 3 (1.51%) Blue Coat
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