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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 272 311 291
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -20
Contract jobs citing System Testing 419 317 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.81% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 188 158
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£363 £393 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +16.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £260 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £35.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 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
England +37 383 £361 -5.55% 81
London +12 151 £475 +18.75% 27
South East +33 100 £350 - 15
City of London +8 36 £481 +20.18% 9
North West +7 35 £313 +8.69% 6
Berkshire +17 29 £335 +3.07% 5
West Midlands +10 27 £370 +13.84% 11
Hampshire +8 25 £350 +16.66% 1
Manchester 0 17 £325 +18.18% 4
Yorkshire -6 17 £338 -25.00% 6
Scotland -10 17 £375 -6.25% 5
Reading +21 15 £350 +9.80% 3
South West +9 15 £313 -10.71% 7
Wales +12 14 £424 +35.27% 1
Surrey +10 14 £510 +45.71% 6
East of England -13 14 - - 5
East Midlands -13 13 £306 +22.50% 1
West Yorkshire -4 12 £338 -25.00% 4
Hertfordshire -4 11 - - 1
Edinburgh -7 9 £363 -13.69% 3
Oxfordshire -13 9 £480 - 1
Bracknell +8 8 - -
Watford +3 8 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £295 -15.71% 2
Warwickshire +5 7 £325 -
Milton Keynes 0 7 £325 -7.14% 1
Leeds -12 7 £325 -27.77% 2
Winchester -4 6 £313 +4.16%
Nottingham -6 6 £343 -
Nottinghamshire -8 6 £343 - 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 255 (36.74%) SQL
2 227 (32.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 198 (28.53%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (26.51%) Finance
5 124 (17.87%) XML
6 120 (17.29%) Test Scripting
7 115 (16.57%) Oracle
8 108 (15.56%) Integration Testing
9 97 (13.98%) SQL Server
10 96 (13.83%) Microsoft
11 86 (12.39%) .NET
12 84 (12.10%) HTML
13 81 (11.67%) QA
13 81 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
14 80 (11.53%) Security Cleared
15 79 (11.38%) ISEB
16 77 (11.10%) JavaScript
16 77 (11.10%) UNIX
17 72 (10.37%) Java
18 69 (9.94%) Unit Testing
19 67 (9.65%) C#
19 67 (9.65%) Regression Testing
20 66 (9.51%) Migration
21 65 (9.37%) PL/SQL
22 64 (9.22%) Banking
23 63 (9.08%) Data Warehouse
24 60 (8.65%) ETL
24 60 (8.65%) Business Analysis
24 60 (8.65%) Test Management
24 60 (8.65%) Test Strategy

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (3.75%) WebSphere
2 25 (3.60%) SAS
3 20 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
6 12 (1.73%) CMS
7 9 (1.30%) Apache
7 9 (1.30%) MQSeries
7 9 (1.30%) IIS
8 8 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.86%) Confluence
9 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.43%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.29%) WordPress
13 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.73%) MS Office
3 5 (0.72%) MS Project
4 4 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 21 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.44%) Adobe Campaign
3 9 (1.30%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.72%) Magento
4 5 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.43%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.43%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.29%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.29%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.59%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.30%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.43%) Google Checkout
4 3 (0.43%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.14%) CallidusCloud
6 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.87%) Wireshark
2 11 (1.59%) 4G
2 11 (1.59%) LAN
3 10 (1.44%) WAN
4 9 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.30%) Firewall
5 8 (1.15%) 3G
6 7 (1.01%) VPN
7 6 (0.86%) Internet
8 5 (0.72%) HTTP
8 5 (0.72%) SAN
9 4 (0.58%) Wireless
9 4 (0.58%) 3GPP
9 4 (0.58%) UMTS
9 4 (0.58%) GSM
9 4 (0.58%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.58%) FCoE
9 4 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.58%) LTE
10 3 (0.43%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 63 (9.08%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 32 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (3.89%) DB2
6 26 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.46%) Oracle Database 10g
8 23 (3.31%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 20 (2.88%) DbVisualizer
10 19 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (2.16%) Base SAS
14 11 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
15 10 (1.44%) PowerCenter
15 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (1.15%) MS Access
17 8 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 43 (6.20%) JIRA
2 37 (5.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (4.61%) Subversion
5 29 (4.18%) Selenium
6 16 (2.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 16 (2.31%) Axure RP
6 16 (2.31%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.16%) Maven
7 15 (2.16%) LoadRunner
8 14 (2.02%) SoapUI
9 13 (1.87%) WebDriver
10 12 (1.73%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.59%) Git (software)
11 11 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (1.44%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.15%) PHPUnit
14 6 (0.86%) Ant
14 6 (0.86%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 184 (26.51%) Finance
2 64 (9.22%) Banking
3 44 (6.34%) Retail
4 23 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.45%) Billing
7 14 (2.02%) Marketing
8 13 (1.87%) Back Office
9 8 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.86%) Publishing
11 5 (0.72%) Legal
12 4 (0.58%) Front Office
12 4 (0.58%) Military
12 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.43%) International Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Local Government
13 3 (0.43%) Games
13 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 262 (37.75%) Analyst
2 170 (24.50%) Developer
3 154 (22.19%) Test Analyst
4 74 (10.66%) Business Analyst
5 66 (9.51%) Test Manager
6 61 (8.79%) Tester
7 38 (5.48%) Systems Analyst
8 28 (4.03%) Test Engineer
9 26 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
10 24 (3.46%) Consultant
11 22 (3.17%) .NET Developer
12 21 (3.03%) Test Leader
12 21 (3.03%) C# Developer
13 16 (2.31%) Systems Tester
13 16 (2.31%) Automation Tester
14 15 (2.16%) Java Developer
15 14 (2.02%) Systems Test Analyst
16 13 (1.87%) Technical Analyst
16 13 (1.87%) Team Leader
16 13 (1.87%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (17.87%) XML
2 86 (12.39%) .NET
3 84 (12.10%) HTML
4 47 (6.77%) Web Services
5 42 (6.05%) CSS
6 36 (5.19%) ASP.NET
7 31 (4.47%) .NET Framework
8 29 (4.18%) WCF
9 28 (4.03%) RESTful
10 23 (3.31%) J2EE
11 21 (3.03%) jQuery
12 20 (2.88%) Flash
13 18 (2.59%) WPF
14 15 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (2.16%) Spring
14 15 (2.16%) SOAP
15 13 (1.87%) HTML5
15 13 (1.87%) Gherkin
16 12 (1.73%) Servlets
17 11 (1.59%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.60%) Client/Server
3 19 (2.74%) User Experience
4 17 (2.45%) SWIFT
5 16 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.16%) Data Extraction
6 15 (2.16%) Mainframe
7 14 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
8 13 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.59%) Derivative
10 10 (1.44%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
12 7 (1.01%) NHS
13 6 (0.86%) iSeries
14 5 (0.72%) Market Risk
14 5 (0.72%) Data Integration
14 5 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
15 4 (0.58%) Device Driver
15 4 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 77 (11.10%) UNIX
2 28 (4.03%) Windows
3 27 (3.89%) Linux
4 8 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.86%) Android
6 4 (0.58%) AIX
7 3 (0.43%) webOS
7 3 (0.43%) VME
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.29%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.29%) Solaris
8 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.14%) OS/400
9 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.14%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (32.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 198 (28.53%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (17.29%) Test Scripting
4 108 (15.56%) Integration Testing
5 69 (9.94%) Unit Testing
6 67 (9.65%) Regression Testing
7 66 (9.51%) Migration
8 60 (8.65%) ETL
8 60 (8.65%) Business Analysis
8 60 (8.65%) Test Management
8 60 (8.65%) Test Strategy
9 58 (8.36%) Scrum
10 50 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (5.48%) Software Testing
12 37 (5.33%) Automated Testing
12 37 (5.33%) MVC
12 37 (5.33%) Waterfall
13 36 (5.19%) Validation
13 36 (5.19%) TDD
14 35 (5.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (36.74%) SQL
2 77 (11.10%) JavaScript
3 72 (10.37%) Java
4 67 (9.65%) C#
5 65 (9.37%) PL/SQL
6 40 (5.76%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.03%) VB.NET
8 17 (2.45%) Shell Script
8 17 (2.45%) PHP
9 12 (1.73%) VB
10 11 (1.59%) VBScript
11 9 (1.30%) Erlang
12 7 (1.01%) VB6
12 7 (1.01%) Perl
12 7 (1.01%) REXX
13 6 (0.86%) COBOL
13 6 (0.86%) C
13 6 (0.86%) VBA
14 5 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (11.53%) Security Cleared
2 79 (11.38%) ISEB
3 59 (8.50%) Degree
4 51 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 51 (7.35%) ISTQB
5 28 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (2.88%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.44%) MCSE
9 6 (0.86%) HND
9 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (11.67%) QA
2 4 (0.58%) SLA
2 4 (0.58%) MiFID
3 3 (0.43%) EMIR
4 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.29%) HL7
4 2 (0.29%) COREP
4 2 (0.29%) FINREP
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) GMP
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.58%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (0.14%) Squid
2 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (7.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.58%) Control-M
3 2 (0.29%) SCOM
4 1 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
4 1 (0.14%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 115 (16.57%) Oracle
2 96 (13.83%) Microsoft
3 50 (7.20%) HP
4 38 (5.48%) IBM
5 27 (3.89%) SAP
6 20 (2.88%) Business Objects
7 19 (2.74%) Informatica
8 14 (2.02%) Google
9 12 (1.73%) Adobe
9 12 (1.73%) Cisco
10 11 (1.59%) Telerik
10 11 (1.59%) Sybase
11 10 (1.44%) Cognos
11 10 (1.44%) Eloqua
11 10 (1.44%) Tableau
11 10 (1.44%) Aprimo
12 9 (1.30%) VMware
13 7 (1.01%) Ektron
13 7 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.01%) CA
London
Cornwallis Elt Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Montash
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £315 - £316 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £45-£55k DOE + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Explore Group
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago