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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 198 177 187
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 57 95 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.96% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.20% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 60 54
Median daily rate £360 £375 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +21.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £477 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 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 -
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -
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
6833 7918 6986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.56% 79.78% 76.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4186 4861 3893
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £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 264 268 268
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.41 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -11 22 £343 -13.01% 2
Berkshire +17 13 £420 -1.17% 2
Surrey -10 6 £438 +10.47% 5
Kent +5 5 £325 +4.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 4 - - 2
West Sussex - 3 - -
Middlesex -1 1 £425 +26.67% 1
Oxfordshire -12 1 £450 +58.59% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 41 (34.45%) SQL
2 36 (30.25%) Oracle
2 36 (30.25%) Microsoft
3 32 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
5 30 (25.21%) SC Cleared
6 29 (24.37%) JavaScript
7 25 (21.01%) Finance
8 24 (20.17%) Linux
9 23 (19.33%) Windows
10 22 (18.49%) Unix
10 22 (18.49%) MS Excel
11 21 (17.65%) ITIL
11 21 (17.65%) Test Scripting
12 20 (16.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (16.81%) Oracle Database
12 20 (16.81%) Shell Script
13 18 (15.13%) XML
13 18 (15.13%) jQuery
14 17 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (14.29%) PL/SQL
14 17 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (13.45%) .NET
15 16 (13.45%) CSS
15 16 (13.45%) Python
15 16 (13.45%) Service Design
16 15 (12.61%) Test Automation
16 15 (12.61%) Ajax
16 15 (12.61%) Selenium
17 14 (11.76%) VMware

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 11 (9.24%) WebLogic
2 10 (8.40%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.72%) SAS
4 6 (5.04%) IIS
5 4 (3.36%) Apache
6 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.68%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.68%) GemFire
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle 10gAS
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.84%) CMS
8 1 (0.84%) JBoss
8 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (18.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.92%) MS Office
2 13 (10.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.52%) Simulink
4 3 (2.52%) Stateflow
4 3 (2.52%) TargetLink
5 2 (1.68%) DOC1
6 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) SAP CRM
1 6 (5.04%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (4.20%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.84%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.84%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.84%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.68%) GitHub
2 2 (1.68%) PaaS
3 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) Kerberos
2 7 (5.88%) DNS
3 3 (2.52%) VLAN
4 2 (1.68%) ATM
4 2 (1.68%) SAN
4 2 (1.68%) SSH
4 2 (1.68%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.84%) BGP
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.84%) FCoE
5 1 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.84%) GPRS
5 1 (0.84%) HSRP
5 1 (0.84%) Internet
5 1 (0.84%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.84%) LAN
5 1 (0.84%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.81%) Oracle Database
2 17 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 17 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (7.56%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.72%) MySQL
4 8 (6.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 7 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 7 (5.88%) SAP BW
5 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.52%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.68%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.68%) Big Data
9 2 (1.68%) HBase
9 2 (1.68%) OLTP
9 2 (1.68%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Selenium
2 12 (10.08%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.56%) JUnit
3 9 (7.56%) Oracle APEX
3 9 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.72%) JIRA
4 8 (6.72%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (6.72%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.04%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.04%) MSI
5 6 (5.04%) NUnit
5 6 (5.04%) Robot Framework
5 6 (5.04%) SpecFlow
5 6 (5.04%) Subversion
5 6 (5.04%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.04%) WiX
6 4 (3.36%) IntelliJ
6 4 (3.36%) NetBeans
7 3 (2.52%) Toad
General
1 25 (21.01%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Military
3 7 (5.88%) Banking
4 6 (5.04%) Retail
5 3 (2.52%) Electronics
6 2 (1.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.84%) Automotive
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Local Government
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (37.82%) Developer
2 21 (17.65%) Oracle Developer
3 20 (16.81%) Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Test Analyst
5 8 (6.72%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 8 (6.72%) Test Leader
6 7 (5.88%) Architect
6 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) Consultant
6 7 (5.88%) Programmer
6 7 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Python Programmer
6 7 (5.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
6 7 (5.88%) SAS Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Tester
7 6 (5.04%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.04%) CRM Consultant
7 6 (5.04%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (5.04%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 4 (3.36%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.13%) jQuery
1 18 (15.13%) XML
2 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 16 (13.45%) CSS
3 15 (12.61%) Ajax
4 13 (10.92%) HTML
5 12 (10.08%) Web Services
6 10 (8.40%) Middleware
7 9 (7.56%) ASP.NET
7 9 (7.56%) JSON
8 7 (5.88%) Django
8 7 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (5.88%) web2py
9 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (5.04%) Breeze.js
9 6 (5.04%) Durandal
9 6 (5.04%) Express
9 6 (5.04%) Kendo UI
9 6 (5.04%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.52%) Smart Meter
2 3 (2.52%) W3C
3 2 (1.68%) Derivative
3 2 (1.68%) Replication
3 2 (1.68%) Smart Energy
3 2 (1.68%) User Experience
3 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.84%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.84%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.17%) Linux
2 23 (19.33%) Windows
3 22 (18.49%) Unix
4 12 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.56%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
7 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.52%) CentOS
9 2 (1.68%) AIX
9 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.65%) ITIL
2 21 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 20 (16.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (13.45%) Service Design
5 15 (12.61%) Test Automation
6 13 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (10.92%) Configuration Management
6 13 (10.92%) Test Strategy
7 12 (10.08%) TDD
8 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.24%) Regression Testing
9 10 (8.40%) CRM
9 10 (8.40%) Data Analysis
9 10 (8.40%) Waterfall
10 9 (7.56%) Release Management
10 9 (7.56%) Scrum
10 9 (7.56%) User Stories
10 9 (7.56%) V-Model
11 8 (6.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.45%) SQL
2 29 (24.37%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.81%) Shell Script
4 17 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 16 (13.45%) Python
6 13 (10.92%) Java
7 12 (10.08%) C#
7 12 (10.08%) Perl
8 9 (7.56%) T-SQL
9 6 (5.04%) TypeScript
9 6 (5.04%) VB
10 5 (4.20%) C
11 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.36%) PHP
11 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.36%) VBScript
12 3 (2.52%) C++
12 3 (2.52%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.68%) Tcl
14 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 31 (26.05%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.24%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.20%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.36%) ISEB
7 3 (2.52%) MCSE
7 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.68%) Degree
8 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.68%) RHCE
9 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.84%) CCNP
9 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.84%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) SLA
3 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.52%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.52%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.68%) HDFS
4 2 (1.68%) iptables
4 2 (1.68%) Postfix
4 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.52%) Nagios
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
2 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.84%) Ansible
3 1 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (30.25%) Microsoft
1 36 (30.25%) Oracle
2 14 (11.76%) VMware
3 12 (10.08%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.40%) SAP
5 8 (6.72%) Remedy
6 6 (5.04%) DevExpress
6 6 (5.04%) HP
7 5 (4.20%) Cisco
8 4 (3.36%) T-Plan
8 4 (3.36%) webMethods
9 3 (2.52%) BMC
9 3 (2.52%) ForgeRock
9 3 (2.52%) Pega
9 3 (2.52%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.68%) CA
10 2 (1.68%) IBM
10 2 (1.68%) Serena
11 1 (0.84%) Juniper
11 1 (0.84%) OpenText
Middlesex
CPS Group Limited
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