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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 286 346 298
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -48
Contract jobs citing System Testing 420 284 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.68% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 159 188
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 10
Average hourly rate £12.35 £36.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.93% +18.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 July 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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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 +73 392 £363 -2.02% 89
London +52 161 £420 -2.60% 35
South East +22 102 £350 +11.11% 20
City of London +5 45 £425 -2.85% 10
North West -11 32 £262 -18.28% 14
Hampshire +2 28 £340 +0.74% 4
Surrey +6 26 £425 +46.55% 5
West Midlands +14 25 £390 +78.28% 5
Yorkshire -8 22 £370 +8.02% 8
East of England +1 21 £257 -38.79% 2
West Yorkshire -10 19 £388 +64.89% 7
Scotland -10 17 £350 -11.39% 1
Leeds -11 15 £425 -5.55% 5
Berkshire +13 13 £350 -12.50% 6
Hertfordshire +2 13 £388 - 1
Manchester -8 13 £344 +5.76% 11
Leatherhead - 11 £450 -
Watford +2 10 - -
South West -12 10 £315 -31.52% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £250 -43.94%
Liverpool -2 8 - -
Merseyside -5 8 - - 1
Basingstoke -5 8 £375 +11.11% 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £200 -
North East - 8 £200 - 1
Lancashire +16 7 £250 -13.04% 1
Glasgow +9 7 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £187 -
East Midlands -1 6 £360 +50.00%
Wales -3 6 £230 -26.75% 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 301 (38.79%) SQL
2 250 (32.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 219 (28.22%) Finance
4 213 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (19.59%) Test Scripting
6 140 (18.04%) XML
7 129 (16.62%) Integration Testing
8 118 (15.21%) Oracle
9 110 (14.18%) Microsoft
10 107 (13.79%) UNIX
11 106 (13.66%) SQL Server
12 95 (12.24%) Migration
13 87 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
14 84 (10.82%) PL/SQL
14 84 (10.82%) Security Cleared
14 84 (10.82%) QA
15 82 (10.57%) .NET
15 82 (10.57%) ISEB
16 80 (10.31%) HTML
16 80 (10.31%) Banking
17 78 (10.05%) JavaScript
18 76 (9.79%) Business Analysis
19 75 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
20 73 (9.41%) ETL
20 73 (9.41%) Regression Testing
21 72 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
22 70 (9.02%) ISTQB
23 68 (8.76%) Java
23 68 (8.76%) Unit Testing
23 68 (8.76%) HP Quality Center

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 30 (3.87%) SAS
1 30 (3.87%) WebSphere
2 26 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 16 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.80%) IIS
6 10 (1.29%) Apache
6 10 (1.29%) MQSeries
7 9 (1.16%) CMS
8 7 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.90%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.77%) Confluence
10 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.26%) Node.js
11 2 (0.26%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.13%) CICS
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.58%) MS Office
3 14 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.29%) MS Project
5 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.42%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (1.29%) WebTrends
4 7 (0.90%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.90%) Magento
5 5 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.64%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.52%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.52%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.39%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.26%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.26%) Sage BI
8 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.80%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.29%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.64%) Google Checkout
5 4 (0.52%) SaaS
6 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.13%) Taleo
7 1 (0.13%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) Force.com
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.13%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.80%) ADSL
1 14 (1.80%) PSTN
1 14 (1.80%) LLU
2 10 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.90%) Wireshark
3 7 (0.90%) 4G
4 6 (0.77%) HTTP
5 5 (0.64%) Internet
5 5 (0.64%) Wireless
6 4 (0.52%) 3G
7 3 (0.39%) LAN
7 3 (0.39%) WAN
7 3 (0.39%) 3GPP
7 3 (0.39%) Broadband
7 3 (0.39%) Firewall
8 2 (0.26%) VoLTE
8 2 (0.26%) FTP
8 2 (0.26%) GSM
8 2 (0.26%) UMTS
8 2 (0.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 75 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (6.83%) Oracle Database
4 41 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (5.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 34 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
7 31 (3.99%) DB2
8 29 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 26 (3.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 24 (3.09%) DbVisualizer
11 21 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (2.71%) Oracle9i Database
12 20 (2.58%) Oracle BI EE
13 19 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (2.19%) Base SAS
14 17 (2.19%) Relational Database
15 15 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (1.68%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 37 (4.77%) JIRA
1 37 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (4.25%) HP UFT
3 30 (3.87%) Subversion
3 30 (3.87%) Selenium
4 26 (3.35%) Oracle Forms
5 24 (3.09%) SoapUI
6 18 (2.32%) WebDriver
7 15 (1.93%) LoadRunner
7 15 (1.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 15 (1.93%) Axure RP
8 14 (1.80%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.55%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.29%) Git (software)
10 10 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.16%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.03%) ClearQuest
12 8 (1.03%) Maven
13 6 (0.77%) PHPUnit
13 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 219 (28.22%) Finance
2 80 (10.31%) Banking
3 60 (7.73%) Retail
4 31 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.19%) Back Office
7 14 (1.80%) Marketing
8 12 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.42%) Billing
10 10 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.90%) Front Office
12 6 (0.77%) Legal
13 5 (0.64%) Publishing
14 4 (0.52%) Games
14 4 (0.52%) International Banking
14 4 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
15 3 (0.39%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.39%) Automotive
16 2 (0.26%) French Language
16 2 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 296 (38.14%) Analyst
2 190 (24.48%) Developer
3 176 (22.68%) Test Analyst
4 86 (11.08%) Tester
5 82 (10.57%) Business Analyst
6 61 (7.86%) Test Manager
7 40 (5.15%) Oracle Developer
8 36 (4.64%) Systems Analyst
9 29 (3.74%) Test Leader
10 25 (3.22%) Automation Tester
10 25 (3.22%) Consultant
10 25 (3.22%) Test Engineer
11 19 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (2.19%) Systems Tester
13 16 (2.06%) Programmer
13 16 (2.06%) SQL Developer
14 15 (1.93%) Systems Test Analyst
14 15 (1.93%) C# Developer
14 15 (1.93%) Java Developer
14 15 (1.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (18.04%) XML
2 82 (10.57%) .NET
3 80 (10.31%) HTML
4 51 (6.57%) Web Services
5 34 (4.38%) ASP.NET
6 32 (4.12%) RESTful
7 30 (3.87%) CSS
8 28 (3.61%) J2EE
9 27 (3.48%) .NET Framework
10 25 (3.22%) SOAP
11 24 (3.09%) Flash
11 24 (3.09%) WCF
12 18 (2.32%) jQuery
13 16 (2.06%) HTML5
14 15 (1.93%) Gherkin
15 13 (1.68%) WPF
15 13 (1.68%) JSP
16 12 (1.55%) JMS
16 12 (1.55%) Spring
16 12 (1.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.58%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.45%) Client/Server
3 19 (2.45%) User Experience
3 19 (2.45%) SWIFT
4 16 (2.06%) Mainframe
5 15 (1.93%) Derivative
5 15 (1.93%) IBM Mainframe
5 15 (1.93%) Data Extraction
6 9 (1.16%) Market Risk
7 8 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
7 8 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
8 7 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.90%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.77%) NHS
10 5 (0.64%) Grid Computing
10 5 (0.64%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 107 (13.79%) UNIX
2 37 (4.77%) Windows
3 31 (3.99%) Linux
4 6 (0.77%) Android
4 6 (0.77%) Windows 7
4 6 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.26%) AIX
6 2 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.13%) VMS
7 1 (0.13%) OS/400
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) webOS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.13%) VME
7 1 (0.13%) OS/390
7 1 (0.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (32.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 213 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (19.59%) Test Scripting
4 129 (16.62%) Integration Testing
5 95 (12.24%) Migration
6 76 (9.79%) Business Analysis
7 73 (9.41%) ETL
7 73 (9.41%) Regression Testing
8 72 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (8.76%) Unit Testing
10 61 (7.86%) Test Strategy
11 60 (7.73%) Test Management
12 58 (7.47%) SDLC
13 56 (7.22%) Scrum
14 54 (6.96%) Automated Testing
15 53 (6.83%) System Integration Testing
16 49 (6.31%) Software Testing
16 49 (6.31%) Use Case
17 48 (6.19%) Waterfall
18 46 (5.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 301 (38.79%) SQL
2 84 (10.82%) PL/SQL
3 78 (10.05%) JavaScript
4 68 (8.76%) Java
5 58 (7.47%) C#
6 51 (6.57%) T-SQL
7 31 (3.99%) Shell Script
8 23 (2.96%) VB.NET
9 14 (1.80%) VB
10 13 (1.68%) Perl
10 13 (1.68%) PHP
11 11 (1.42%) VBScript
12 10 (1.29%) Python
13 9 (1.16%) Erlang
14 8 (1.03%) REXX
14 8 (1.03%) C
15 7 (0.90%) C++
15 7 (0.90%) VB6
16 6 (0.77%) VBA
17 5 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 84 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 82 (10.57%) ISEB
3 70 (9.02%) ISTQB
4 59 (7.60%) SC Cleared
5 58 (7.47%) Degree
6 29 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.64%) HND
10 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.13%) MCSE
13 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (10.82%) QA
2 5 (0.64%) SLA
2 5 (0.64%) MiFID
3 4 (0.52%) EMIR
4 2 (0.26%) COREP
4 2 (0.26%) FINREP
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.13%) vCloud
2 1 (0.13%) Firmware
2 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.13%) Squid
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 68 (8.76%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.55%) Control-M
3 4 (0.52%) SCCM
4 1 (0.13%) SCOM
4 1 (0.13%) WSUS
4 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 118 (15.21%) Oracle
2 110 (14.18%) Microsoft
3 64 (8.25%) HP
4 44 (5.67%) SAP
5 41 (5.28%) IBM
6 23 (2.96%) Cognos
7 19 (2.45%) Google
8 17 (2.19%) Tableau
8 17 (2.19%) Informatica
9 14 (1.80%) BT
10 12 (1.55%) Adobe
11 11 (1.42%) Eloqua
11 11 (1.42%) Aprimo
11 11 (1.42%) Teradata
12 10 (1.29%) Telerik
13 9 (1.16%) Sybase
14 8 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.03%) Coremetrics
15 7 (0.90%) VMware
15 7 (0.90%) Cisco
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £418.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago