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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 165 189 168
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -21
Contract jobs citing System Testing 91 58 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.63% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.87% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 44
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£350 £400 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £296 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £572 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
7432 6658 5873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.04% 72.28% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4184 3709 3086
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 262 245
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Berkshire +19 29 £320 -17.41% 5
Hampshire -6 20 £359 +19.68% 2
Surrey +9 11 £500 +42.85% 7
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £300 -17.24% 2
Oxfordshire -13 8 £350 - 1
Middlesex -5 2 £353 -27.11%
West Sussex - 2 £313 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £475 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 51 (29.65%) SQL
2 48 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (22.09%) XML
4 37 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (20.35%) Finance
6 33 (19.19%) Test Scripting
7 31 (18.02%) Test Management
8 30 (17.44%) C#
9 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
10 27 (15.70%) HTML
11 25 (14.53%) Security Cleared
12 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
13 23 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (12.79%) Test Strategy
15 21 (12.21%) Oracle
16 20 (11.63%) Java
16 20 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (11.05%) SC Cleared
17 19 (11.05%) HP
18 18 (10.47%) ISEB
18 18 (10.47%) UNIX
18 18 (10.47%) QA
18 18 (10.47%) ISTQB
19 17 (9.88%) CSS
19 17 (9.88%) Regression Testing
19 17 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
20 16 (9.30%) JavaScript
20 16 (9.30%) .NET
20 16 (9.30%) Web Services
20 16 (9.30%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (6.40%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.33%) SAS
4 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.74%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.74%) CMS
5 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.16%) IIS
6 2 (1.16%) Apache
6 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
3 2 (1.16%) MS Office
4 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.16%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.58%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.74%) Google Checkout
3 2 (1.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.58%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.65%) Firewall
2 7 (4.07%) 3G
2 7 (4.07%) LAN
2 7 (4.07%) WAN
2 7 (4.07%) VPN
2 7 (4.07%) 4G
3 6 (3.49%) Wireshark
4 4 (2.33%) iSCSI
4 4 (2.33%) LTE
4 4 (2.33%) FCoE
4 4 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (2.33%) SAN
5 3 (1.74%) 3GPP
5 3 (1.74%) UMTS
5 3 (1.74%) GSM
5 3 (1.74%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.58%) Wireless
6 1 (0.58%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.65%) DB2
3 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.49%) Oracle9i Database
5 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (3.49%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.16%) MS Access
8 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.16%) OLAP
8 2 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 17 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (9.30%) JIRA
3 9 (5.23%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (4.07%) Selenium
5 7 (4.07%) Subversion
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (2.91%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.33%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.74%) JBehave
10 2 (1.16%) Maven
10 2 (1.16%) JUnit
10 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.58%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
General
1 35 (20.35%) Finance
2 13 (7.56%) Retail
3 9 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.91%) Back Office
5 4 (2.33%) Military
5 4 (2.33%) Banking
5 4 (2.33%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 57 (33.14%) Analyst
2 41 (23.84%) Developer
3 40 (23.26%) Test Analyst
4 26 (15.12%) Test Manager
5 13 (7.56%) Tester
5 13 (7.56%) Test Engineer
6 8 (4.65%) Consultant
7 7 (4.07%) Web Developer
7 7 (4.07%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.07%) C# Developer
8 6 (3.49%) Programmer
8 6 (3.49%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.49%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (3.49%) Functional Analyst
8 6 (3.49%) C# Programmer
9 5 (2.91%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.33%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.33%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.33%) Systems Test Analyst
10 4 (2.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.09%) XML
2 27 (15.70%) HTML
3 17 (9.88%) CSS
4 16 (9.30%) .NET
4 16 (9.30%) Web Services
5 14 (8.14%) WCF
6 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.23%) RESTful
8 8 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (4.07%) WPF
10 6 (3.49%) jQuery
10 6 (3.49%) Ajax
10 6 (3.49%) J2EE
10 6 (3.49%) SOAP
10 6 (3.49%) Flash
11 5 (2.91%) Struts
11 5 (2.91%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.81%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.49%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.33%) Social Media
5 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.33%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.74%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.16%) NHS
7 2 (1.16%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.58%) EPoS
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.58%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.47%) UNIX
2 11 (6.40%) Windows
3 10 (5.81%) Linux
4 4 (2.33%) AIX
5 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (19.19%) Test Scripting
4 31 (18.02%) Test Management
5 22 (12.79%) Test Strategy
6 17 (9.88%) Regression Testing
7 16 (9.30%) Integration Testing
8 15 (8.72%) Unit Testing
9 14 (8.14%) Waterfall
10 12 (6.98%) Scrum
11 11 (6.40%) MVC
12 10 (5.81%) ITIL
12 10 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.81%) Software Testing
13 9 (5.23%) Automated Testing
13 9 (5.23%) Performance Testing
13 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (4.65%) ETL
14 8 (4.65%) OO
14 8 (4.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.65%) SQL
2 30 (17.44%) C#
3 20 (11.63%) Java
4 16 (9.30%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.14%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.40%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.91%) Perl
9 2 (1.16%) Delphi
10 1 (0.58%) C
10 1 (0.58%) C++
10 1 (0.58%) COBOL
10 1 (0.58%) VBScript
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.58%) Python
10 1 (0.58%) IronPython
10 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.47%) ISEB
3 18 (10.47%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.81%) MCSE
7 6 (3.49%) Degree
7 6 (3.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.47%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.21%) Oracle
3 19 (11.05%) HP
4 10 (5.81%) IBM
5 8 (4.65%) Cisco
6 7 (4.07%) SAP
6 7 (4.07%) VMware
6 7 (4.07%) Ektron
7 6 (3.49%) Telerik
7 6 (3.49%) Informatica
8 4 (2.33%) Veritas
8 4 (2.33%) Google
8 4 (2.33%) Coremetrics
8 4 (2.33%) CA
9 3 (1.74%) PayPal
10 2 (1.16%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.16%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.16%) webMethods
11 1 (0.58%) Apple
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago