The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
UK
Rank 406 366 356
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 194 267 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 138 159
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 8
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £34.47
% change year-on-year
- +45.05%

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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
England -44 169 £420 +5.00% 52
London -15 71 £445 +4.70% 10
South East -3 22 £444 +18.72% 16
East of England +21 21 £438 +45.83% 2
South West +12 19 £298 -22.22% 7
City of London -8 17 £444 +5.65% 3
West Midlands -11 17 £310 -4.61% 5
Essex - 14 £450 -
Basildon - 14 £450 -
Hampshire -3 13 £325 -7.14% 4
Scotland +15 12 £313 -13.79%
East Midlands +11 10 £338 +12.50% 3
Edinburgh +10 6 £300 -18.64%
Gloucestershire +5 6 £475 +39.70%
North West -14 6 £525 +34.61% 3
Reading +11 5 £450 -3.22% 1
Berkshire +7 5 £450 -3.22% 4
Nottinghamshire +7 5 £300 - 1
Glasgow +7 5 £325 +22.64%
Bristol +7 4 £275 -20.28% 3
Winchester +3 4 £325 -
Wiltshire +2 4 £225 - 3
Staffordshire - 4 £219 - 1
Somerset +6 3 - - 1
Merseyside +2 3 £650 +100.00% 1
Nottingham +2 3 £310 - 1
Liverpool 0 3 £650 +100.00%
Feltham 0 3 £400 +8.84%
Manchester -9 3 £338 -19.64% 1
Coventry -12 3 £400 +23.07%

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 with a requirement for System Testing.

1 136 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 132 (27.62%) SQL
4 118 (24.69%) Finance
5 106 (22.18%) Oracle
6 89 (18.62%) Microsoft
7 76 (15.90%) Integration Testing
8 75 (15.69%) Security Cleared
9 71 (14.85%) Java
10 69 (14.44%) Regression Testing
11 64 (13.39%) Migration
12 62 (12.97%) SQL Server
13 60 (12.55%) MS Excel
14 59 (12.34%) Test Scripting
15 58 (12.13%) Test Automation
15 58 (12.13%) .NET
15 58 (12.13%) C#
16 57 (11.92%) SAP
16 57 (11.92%) SDLC
17 55 (11.51%) Windows
18 53 (11.09%) QA
18 53 (11.09%) Selenium
19 49 (10.25%) JavaScript
20 48 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
21 47 (9.83%) System Integration Testing
21 47 (9.83%) Unix
21 47 (9.83%) Scrum
22 46 (9.62%) Linux
22 46 (9.62%) Data Migration
23 45 (9.41%) JIRA

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills 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 27 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.35%) CMS
3 12 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.30%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.67%) Confluence
6 7 (1.46%) IIS
6 7 (1.46%) JBoss
6 7 (1.46%) SAS
7 4 (0.84%) Apache
7 4 (0.84%) LiveCycle
7 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.42%) GemFire
9 2 (0.42%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 60 (12.55%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.60%) MS Office
3 18 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.84%) MS Project
5 4 (0.84%) Simulink
5 4 (0.84%) Stateflow
5 4 (0.84%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.42%) Mingle
6 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.51%) SAP BPC
3 10 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.26%) Magento
5 5 (1.05%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.84%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.84%) SAP PS
6 4 (0.84%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.63%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.42%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.63%) GitHub
2 3 (0.63%) PaaS
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) Boomi
4 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.21%) Force.com
4 1 (0.21%) G Suite
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.56%) Internet
2 8 (1.67%) LAN
2 8 (1.67%) WAN
3 6 (1.26%) WLAN
4 5 (1.05%) DNS
4 5 (1.05%) Firewall
4 5 (1.05%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.63%) DVB
5 3 (0.63%) Network Security
5 3 (0.63%) Wireless
6 2 (0.42%) ADSL
6 2 (0.42%) ATM
6 2 (0.42%) HTTP
6 2 (0.42%) LLU
6 2 (0.42%) PSTN
6 2 (0.42%) VLAN
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.53%) Oracle Database
3 31 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (5.23%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.39%) Oracle Reports
6 20 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (3.56%) SAP BW
8 16 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (2.51%) DB2
10 12 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (2.30%) MySQL
12 9 (1.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 9 (1.88%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (1.46%) DbVisualizer
15 6 (1.26%) Big Data
15 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 53 (11.09%) Selenium
2 45 (9.41%) JIRA
3 32 (6.69%) Cucumber
4 31 (6.49%) SoapUI
5 27 (5.65%) Git (software)
6 24 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (4.81%) WebDriver
8 21 (4.39%) Jenkins
9 19 (3.97%) JUnit
10 17 (3.56%) Visual Studio
11 11 (2.30%) JMeter
11 11 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (2.09%) HP UFT
13 9 (1.88%) Appium
13 9 (1.88%) Maven
13 9 (1.88%) NUnit
13 9 (1.88%) Subversion
14 8 (1.67%) JBehave
14 8 (1.67%) Robot Framework
14 8 (1.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 118 (24.69%) Finance
2 30 (6.28%) Banking
3 28 (5.86%) Retail
4 21 (4.39%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (2.93%) Aerospace
6 14 (2.93%) Military
7 10 (2.09%) Front Office
8 6 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.05%) Electronics
9 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.05%) Marketing
10 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.63%) Advertising
11 3 (0.63%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Billing
12 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 138 (28.87%) Analyst
2 116 (24.27%) Developer
3 56 (11.72%) Test Analyst
4 49 (10.25%) Consultant
5 46 (9.62%) Tester
6 43 (9.00%) Business Analyst
7 24 (5.02%) Integration Engineer
7 24 (5.02%) SAP Consultant
7 24 (5.02%) Test Engineer
8 20 (4.18%) SAP Developer
9 19 (3.97%) Test Leader
10 17 (3.56%) Functional Analyst
11 16 (3.35%) Automation Tester
12 15 (3.14%) SAP Analyst
13 14 (2.93%) ABAP Developer
13 14 (2.93%) SAP Functional Analyst
13 14 (2.93%) Systems Analyst
14 13 (2.72%) C# Developer
14 13 (2.72%) SQL Developer
14 13 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.13%) .NET
2 39 (8.16%) HTML
3 31 (6.49%) XML
4 26 (5.44%) Web Services
5 19 (3.97%) ASP.NET
6 18 (3.77%) AngularJS
7 17 (3.56%) CSS
7 17 (3.56%) Gherkin
7 17 (3.56%) J2EE
7 17 (3.56%) SOAP
8 16 (3.35%) .NET Framework
8 16 (3.35%) SAP XI
9 14 (2.93%) BAPI
9 14 (2.93%) SAP Smart Forms
10 13 (2.72%) Entity Framework
11 12 (2.51%) Middleware
11 12 (2.51%) RESTful
11 12 (2.51%) Spring
12 11 (2.30%) jQuery
12 11 (2.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.93%) NHS
4 12 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.51%) Fixed Income
5 11 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.88%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.67%) LIMS
8 7 (1.46%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.26%) Data Conversion
9 6 (1.26%) Derivative
10 5 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.05%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.84%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.84%) iPad
11 4 (0.84%) iSeries
11 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.51%) Windows
2 47 (9.83%) Unix
3 46 (9.62%) Linux
4 17 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.63%) Android
7 3 (0.63%) MVS
7 3 (0.63%) Solaris
7 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.42%) CentOS
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 76 (15.90%) Integration Testing
4 69 (14.44%) Regression Testing
5 64 (13.39%) Migration
6 59 (12.34%) Test Scripting
7 58 (12.13%) Test Automation
8 57 (11.92%) SDLC
9 48 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (9.83%) Scrum
10 47 (9.83%) System Integration Testing
11 46 (9.62%) Data Migration
12 44 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
13 40 (8.37%) Functional Testing
13 40 (8.37%) Unit Testing
14 39 (8.16%) Data Analysis
14 39 (8.16%) Software Testing
14 39 (8.16%) Test Strategy
15 35 (7.32%) Business Analysis
15 35 (7.32%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 132 (27.62%) SQL
2 71 (14.85%) Java
3 58 (12.13%) C#
4 49 (10.25%) JavaScript
5 39 (8.16%) Python
6 33 (6.90%) C
7 23 (4.81%) PL/SQL
8 20 (4.18%) ABAP
8 20 (4.18%) Perl
9 19 (3.97%) C++
10 14 (2.93%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.51%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.30%) VB
13 9 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.46%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.26%) PHP
15 6 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.84%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.84%) VBScript
17 3 (0.63%) JCL
Qualifications
1 75 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 36 (7.53%) ISEB
3 32 (6.69%) ISTQB
4 31 (6.49%) Degree
5 26 (5.44%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.97%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (2.51%) CCNA
11 11 (2.30%) CCA
11 11 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (2.30%) MCSE
12 9 (1.88%) MCP
13 8 (1.67%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.63%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.42%) HND
15 2 (0.42%) MCSD
16 1 (0.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (11.09%) QA
2 13 (2.72%) SLA
3 9 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (1.05%) GMP
6 4 (0.84%) ISO13485
6 4 (0.84%) ISO26262
7 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.63%) SDET
8 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.42%) MiFID
8 2 (0.42%) SEPA
8 2 (0.42%) TARGET2
8 2 (0.42%) WCAG
9 1 (0.21%) EMIR
9 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.84%) Firmware
2 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.42%) HDFS
3 2 (0.42%) NDS
3 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.21%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (3.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) Control-M
2 2 (0.42%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.21%) Nagios
3 1 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 106 (22.18%) Oracle
2 89 (18.62%) Microsoft
3 57 (11.92%) SAP
4 19 (3.97%) Adobe
5 15 (3.14%) Cisco
6 13 (2.72%) HP
6 13 (2.72%) IBM
7 11 (2.30%) VMware
8 8 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.46%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.46%) Cognos
10 6 (1.26%) hybris
10 6 (1.26%) ION Trading
10 6 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.05%) BMC
11 5 (1.05%) Informatica
11 5 (1.05%) Remedy
12 4 (0.84%) Citrix
13 3 (0.63%) Avaya
13 3 (0.63%) Reuters
Farnborough, Hampshire
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £550 per day c£550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £625 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago