The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 305 333 310
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -23
Contract jobs citing System Testing 384 349 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.63% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.80% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 182 210
Average daily rate £380 £363 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -12.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £529 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
- -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45560 43876 42202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.56% 78.77% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30059 27313 26301
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1278 1187
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing within the UK.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing within the UK.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

System Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

System Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

System Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
England +20 360 £380 +4.82% 83
London 0 112 £400 -3.61% 31
South East +11 96 £325 -7.14% 20
North West +9 46 £411 -8.61% 10
Kent +4 27 £313 - 4
West Midlands -3 26 £380 +8.57% 7
Manchester -3 23 £500 +53.84% 7
East of England +18 20 £485 - 5
Hampshire +7 19 £425 +18.37%
South West +11 18 £463 +48.00% 2
City of London +29 16 £375 +3.44% 6
Midlands +10 16 - -
East Midlands +3 15 £588 +95.83%
Cheshire - 14 £320 - 3
Surrey -6 13 £450 +4.34% 6
Leatherhead -12 12 £475 -7.31%
Cambridgeshire - 12 £505 - 2
Worcestershire - 11 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +13 10 £350 +23.89% 1
Derbyshire +13 10 £700 +133.33%
Malvern - 10 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire +11 9 £475 +21.79% 2
Berkshire -16 9 £350 +9.37% 5
Merseyside +5 8 £363 -27.50%
Liverpool +1 8 £363 -27.50%
Yorkshire -5 8 £290 -7.20% 8
Scotland -35 8 £350 -6.66% 3
Cambridge - 8 £505 - 1
Warrington - 8 £320 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 6 £301 +0.16% 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 232 (35.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 216 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (30.83%) SQL
4 164 (25.15%) Oracle
5 144 (22.09%) Finance
6 117 (17.94%) Microsoft
6 117 (17.94%) Test Scripting
7 108 (16.56%) Integration Testing
8 97 (14.88%) Security Cleared
9 96 (14.72%) Unit Testing
10 95 (14.57%) XML
11 86 (13.19%) Regression Testing
11 86 (13.19%) SDLC
12 79 (12.12%) Unix
13 78 (11.96%) ISTQB
14 76 (11.66%) Software Testing
15 73 (11.20%) MS Excel
15 73 (11.20%) Project Management
16 72 (11.04%) Test Strategy
17 70 (10.74%) JavaScript
18 69 (10.58%) Functional Testing
19 68 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
20 67 (10.28%) SC Cleared
20 67 (10.28%) Java
20 67 (10.28%) PL/SQL
21 65 (9.97%) ISEB
22 63 (9.66%) Linux
22 63 (9.66%) Business Analysis
22 63 (9.66%) Waterfall
23 62 (9.51%) JIRA

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.22%) JBoss
3 17 (2.61%) Oracle UPK
4 15 (2.30%) SAS
5 14 (2.15%) CMS
6 13 (1.99%) ATG Dynamo
7 12 (1.84%) IIS
8 9 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.38%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.92%) Apache
9 6 (0.92%) Documentum
10 5 (0.77%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.77%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.61%) Confluence
12 3 (0.46%) FileNet
12 3 (0.46%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 73 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.21%) MS Office
3 21 (3.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (3.07%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.23%) MS Project
6 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (4.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.77%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.61%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.46%) Magento
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.31%) Endur
7 2 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.31%) RiskWrite
7 2 (0.31%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.53%) Office 365
2 9 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.23%) Force.com
4 6 (0.92%) Heroku
5 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.61%) SaaS
6 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.99%) HTTP
2 12 (1.84%) Bluetooth
3 7 (1.07%) ATM
4 6 (0.92%) Internet
5 5 (0.77%) DNS
5 5 (0.77%) SAN
5 5 (0.77%) Skype
5 5 (0.77%) WAN
6 4 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.61%) Firewall
6 4 (0.61%) SSL
7 3 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.46%) LAN
7 3 (0.46%) SSH
7 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.46%) VLAN
7 3 (0.46%) VPN
8 2 (0.31%) HSRP
8 2 (0.31%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.36%) Oracle Database
2 49 (7.52%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 34 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (4.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 25 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 12 (1.84%) DB2
9 12 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 9 (1.38%) Data Mart
11 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.23%) PowerCenter
12 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.92%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.92%) EDRMS
13 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (9.51%) JIRA
2 43 (6.60%) Selenium
3 32 (4.91%) SoapUI
4 31 (4.75%) HP UFT
4 31 (4.75%) Oracle Forms
5 28 (4.29%) Cucumber
6 21 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (2.61%) Ant
7 17 (2.61%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.45%) WebDriver
9 15 (2.30%) Maven
9 15 (2.30%) Subversion
10 13 (1.99%) JUnit
11 12 (1.84%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (1.38%) ClearQuest
14 8 (1.23%) TestComplete
14 8 (1.23%) Toad
15 6 (0.92%) Git (software)
15 6 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
General
1 144 (22.09%) Finance
2 48 (7.36%) Banking
3 27 (4.14%) Retail
4 11 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.53%) Billing
6 9 (1.38%) Front Office
6 9 (1.38%) Military
7 7 (1.07%) Back Office
7 7 (1.07%) Games
7 7 (1.07%) Marketing
8 6 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.77%) Publishing
10 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.46%) Legal
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.31%) Law
12 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 206 (31.60%) Analyst
2 147 (22.55%) Developer
3 127 (19.48%) Test Analyst
4 50 (7.67%) Test Manager
5 43 (6.60%) Business Analyst
6 39 (5.98%) Tester
7 35 (5.37%) Architect
8 33 (5.06%) Consultant
8 33 (5.06%) Oracle Developer
9 26 (3.99%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 25 (3.83%) Test Engineer
11 23 (3.53%) SQL Developer
12 22 (3.37%) Integration Engineer
12 22 (3.37%) Test Leader
13 21 (3.22%) Java Developer
13 21 (3.22%) SQL Analyst
14 19 (2.91%) Test and Integration Engineer
15 18 (2.76%) Financial Analyst
15 18 (2.76%) PL/SQL Developer
15 18 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (14.57%) XML
2 57 (8.74%) Web Services
3 51 (7.82%) HTML
4 45 (6.90%) .NET
4 45 (6.90%) SOAP
5 36 (5.52%) CSS
6 21 (3.22%) RESTful
7 18 (2.76%) Ajax
7 18 (2.76%) jQuery
8 16 (2.45%) .NET Framework
8 16 (2.45%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.15%) WPF
10 13 (1.99%) ASP.NET
10 13 (1.99%) JSP
11 12 (1.84%) Gherkin
11 12 (1.84%) JSON
12 10 (1.53%) Entity Framework
12 10 (1.53%) J2EE
13 9 (1.38%) Middleware
14 8 (1.23%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 12 (1.84%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.69%) User Experience
6 10 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.07%) NHS
8 6 (0.92%) Derivative
8 6 (0.92%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.77%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.77%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.77%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.77%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.77%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.61%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.61%) W3C
11 3 (0.46%) iPad
11 3 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.12%) Unix
2 63 (9.66%) Linux
3 62 (9.51%) Windows
4 28 (4.29%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.53%) Android
7 10 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.38%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.23%) CentOS
9 8 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.92%) Solaris
11 5 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.61%) AIX
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.31%) Fedora
14 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (35.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 216 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (17.94%) Test Scripting
4 108 (16.56%) Integration Testing
5 96 (14.72%) Unit Testing
6 86 (13.19%) Regression Testing
6 86 (13.19%) SDLC
7 76 (11.66%) Software Testing
8 73 (11.20%) Project Management
9 72 (11.04%) Test Strategy
10 69 (10.58%) Functional Testing
11 63 (9.66%) Business Analysis
11 63 (9.66%) Waterfall
12 54 (8.28%) Test Automation
13 53 (8.13%) CRM
14 51 (7.82%) TDD
15 49 (7.52%) Test Planning
16 48 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (6.90%) Migration
17 45 (6.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 201 (30.83%) SQL
2 70 (10.74%) JavaScript
3 67 (10.28%) Java
3 67 (10.28%) PL/SQL
4 39 (5.98%) C#
5 34 (5.21%) C
6 33 (5.06%) Shell Script
7 32 (4.91%) Python
8 23 (3.53%) C++
9 13 (1.99%) Perl
10 12 (1.84%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.23%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.23%) SOQL
12 7 (1.07%) PHP
13 6 (0.92%) C-shell
13 6 (0.92%) Groovy
14 5 (0.77%) Korn
14 5 (0.77%) PeopleCode
14 5 (0.77%) SQR
15 4 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 78 (11.96%) ISTQB
3 67 (10.28%) SC Cleared
4 65 (9.97%) ISEB
5 40 (6.13%) Degree
5 40 (6.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (5.52%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.92%) MCSE
9 5 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.61%) ACCA
10 4 (0.61%) CIMA
11 3 (0.46%) CCNA
11 3 (0.46%) CCNP
11 3 (0.46%) CEH
11 3 (0.46%) CISSP
11 3 (0.46%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.46%) IISP
11 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.52%) QA
2 14 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.92%) SLA
6 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.61%) WCAG
7 3 (0.46%) GMP
8 2 (0.31%) HL7
8 2 (0.31%) SEPA
9 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.15%) EMIR
9 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
System Software
1 12 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.07%) vSphere
4 3 (0.46%) Postfix
5 2 (0.31%) iptables
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) Docker
6 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 26 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.61%) Control-M
2 4 (0.61%) Nagios
3 3 (0.46%) Puppet
3 3 (0.46%) SCCM
4 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.15%) Ansible
5 1 (0.15%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 164 (25.15%) Oracle
2 117 (17.94%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.13%) SAP
4 31 (4.75%) HP
5 25 (3.83%) PeopleSoft
6 22 (3.37%) Informatica
7 20 (3.07%) VMware
8 17 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (2.30%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.99%) ATG
11 11 (1.69%) IBM
12 10 (1.53%) Telerik
13 9 (1.38%) Pega
14 8 (1.23%) Cognos
14 8 (1.23%) Siebel
15 7 (1.07%) Cisco
16 6 (0.92%) Hyperion
16 6 (0.92%) ION Trading
16 6 (0.92%) JD Edwards
17 5 (0.77%) ForgeRock
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