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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 369 357 300
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -57
Contract jobs citing System Testing 270 270 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.53% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.68% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 151 177
Average daily rate £388 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £259 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £36.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £32.18 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%

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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 14 February 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 -17 238 £400 +14.28% 85
London +18 99 £425 +6.25% 27
South East -25 50 £325 -7.14% 19
North West +4 36 £363 +20.83% 11
Scotland +8 23 £375 +0.67% 1
Hampshire +9 22 £325 -7.27% 3
Manchester -7 22 £475 +61.83% 7
South West +10 19 £433 +30.07% 6
Edinburgh 0 16 £375 -8.25% 1
City of London +43 13 £394 +8.62% 3
West Midlands -14 11 £325 +9.24% 6
Gloucestershire +13 10 £475 - 2
Yorkshire -16 10 £388 +34.78% 4
Kent -5 9 £313 -1.57% 3
West Yorkshire -10 8 £381 +32.60% 4
Cheshire -1 7 £316 +15.00% 2
East of England -4 7 £278 -36.57% 6
Southampton +17 6 £325 -7.14%
Merseyside +6 6 £325 -35.00% 1
Liverpool -1 6 £325 -35.00% 1
Leeds -16 6 £375 +57.06% 4
Glasgow +14 5 - -
Somerset - 5 £429 -
Hertfordshire +7 4 - - 1
Berkshire -8 4 £358 +66.27% 4
East Midlands -14 4 £475 +35.71% 3
Watford - 4 - -
Fareham - 4 - -
Oxfordshire +1 3 £373 +6.42% 3
Birmingham -2 3 £305 +10.90% 4

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

1 258 (35.34%) SQL
2 242 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (28.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 166 (22.74%) Finance
5 161 (22.05%) Test Scripting
6 147 (20.14%) Oracle
7 139 (19.04%) Microsoft
8 127 (17.40%) Security Cleared
9 124 (16.99%) XML
10 117 (16.03%) Integration Testing
11 111 (15.21%) PL/SQL
12 107 (14.66%) Unix
12 107 (14.66%) Unit Testing
13 100 (13.70%) JavaScript
14 89 (12.19%) HTML
15 84 (11.51%) SC Cleared
16 79 (10.82%) Project Management
16 79 (10.82%) Software Testing
17 77 (10.55%) ISTQB
17 77 (10.55%) Test Strategy
17 77 (10.55%) SDLC
18 72 (9.86%) TDD
19 70 (9.59%) Regression Testing
19 70 (9.59%) MS Excel
20 67 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
20 67 (9.18%) Web Services
21 66 (9.04%) Windows
21 66 (9.04%) Migration
21 66 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
21 66 (9.04%) Selenium

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 30 (4.11%) SAS
2 26 (3.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 13 (1.78%) Apache
3 13 (1.78%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.78%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.51%) JBoss
6 10 (1.37%) Node.js
7 9 (1.23%) CMS
7 9 (1.23%) IIS
8 8 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.82%) ATG Dynamo
10 4 (0.55%) Documentum
10 4 (0.55%) Drupal
11 3 (0.41%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.27%) LiveLink
12 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.27%) nginx
12 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 70 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 42 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (4.79%) MS Office
4 13 (1.78%) MS Project
4 13 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.82%) Magento
3 5 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.55%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.41%) Endur
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.41%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.27%) RiskWrite
6 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.68%) Office 365
3 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.41%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.14%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.29%) ADSL
1 24 (3.29%) LLU
1 24 (3.29%) PSTN
2 14 (1.92%) Bluetooth
3 11 (1.51%) LDAP
4 10 (1.37%) HTTP
5 6 (0.82%) ATM
6 4 (0.55%) DNS
6 4 (0.55%) FTP
6 4 (0.55%) Internet
7 3 (0.41%) SSL
7 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.27%) 2G
8 2 (0.27%) 3G
8 2 (0.27%) 4G
8 2 (0.27%) Broadband
8 2 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.27%) WAN
8 2 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.40%) Oracle Database
2 52 (7.12%) SQL Server
3 49 (6.71%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (5.34%) Oracle Database 10g
5 36 (4.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 35 (4.79%) Oracle Reports
7 24 (3.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 22 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (2.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 18 (2.47%) DB2
11 15 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
12 13 (1.78%) PowerCenter
13 12 (1.64%) Data Mart
13 12 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
13 12 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
13 12 (1.64%) Oracle9i Database
13 12 (1.64%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.64%) SQL Navigator
13 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 66 (9.04%) Selenium
2 55 (7.53%) JIRA
3 42 (5.75%) Oracle Forms
4 38 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (5.07%) HP UFT
5 37 (5.07%) Visual Studio
6 34 (4.66%) Cucumber
7 30 (4.11%) Oracle APEX
8 26 (3.56%) SoapUI
9 25 (3.42%) JUnit
10 23 (3.15%) Git (software)
11 20 (2.74%) Jenkins
12 18 (2.47%) ClearQuest
12 18 (2.47%) SpecFlow
13 16 (2.19%) WebDriver
14 13 (1.78%) Toad
15 12 (1.64%) Ant
15 12 (1.64%) JDeveloper
15 12 (1.64%) TeamCity
15 12 (1.64%) TestDirector
General
1 166 (22.74%) Finance
2 62 (8.49%) Banking
3 42 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.38%) Retail
5 13 (1.78%) Billing
6 10 (1.37%) Military
7 8 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.10%) Marketing
8 7 (0.96%) Automotive
8 7 (0.96%) Back Office
8 7 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.82%) Front Office
9 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.55%) Games
10 4 (0.55%) Publishing
11 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.41%) Legal
11 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Advertising
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 236 (32.33%) Analyst
2 193 (26.44%) Developer
3 156 (21.37%) Test Analyst
4 60 (8.22%) Tester
5 47 (6.44%) Oracle Developer
6 46 (6.30%) Test Manager
7 43 (5.89%) Business Analyst
8 32 (4.38%) Consultant
8 32 (4.38%) SQL Analyst
9 29 (3.97%) Test Engineer
9 29 (3.97%) Test Leader
10 28 (3.84%) Java Developer
10 28 (3.84%) SQL Developer
11 23 (3.15%) PL/SQL Developer
12 22 (3.01%) Oracle Forms Developer
13 21 (2.88%) Integration Engineer
14 19 (2.60%) Agile Test Analyst
14 19 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (2.60%) Software Developer
15 17 (2.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (16.99%) XML
2 89 (12.19%) HTML
3 67 (9.18%) Web Services
4 54 (7.40%) .NET
5 50 (6.85%) CSS
6 35 (4.79%) SOAP
7 34 (4.66%) jQuery
8 30 (4.11%) J2EE
9 25 (3.42%) Ajax
9 25 (3.42%) Hibernate
10 21 (2.88%) AngularJS
10 21 (2.88%) JMS
11 19 (2.60%) .NET Framework
11 19 (2.60%) Middleware
12 18 (2.47%) Gherkin
12 18 (2.47%) RESTful
13 15 (2.05%) HTML5
13 15 (2.05%) JSP
13 15 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
14 14 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 15 (2.05%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.51%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.51%) e-Health
6 10 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.23%) NHS
8 8 (1.10%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.96%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.68%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.68%) User Experience
11 4 (0.55%) Derivative
11 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.55%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.41%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 107 (14.66%) Unix
2 66 (9.04%) Windows
3 63 (8.63%) Linux
4 24 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.92%) Solaris
7 14 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.55%) Android
10 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.27%) AIX
12 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (28.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 161 (22.05%) Test Scripting
4 117 (16.03%) Integration Testing
5 107 (14.66%) Unit Testing
6 79 (10.82%) Project Management
6 79 (10.82%) Software Testing
7 77 (10.55%) SDLC
7 77 (10.55%) Test Strategy
8 72 (9.86%) TDD
9 70 (9.59%) Regression Testing
10 67 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
11 66 (9.04%) Migration
12 62 (8.49%) Test Automation
13 54 (7.40%) Business Analysis
14 53 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (7.26%) Test Planning
14 53 (7.26%) Waterfall
15 52 (7.12%) CRM
15 52 (7.12%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 258 (35.34%) SQL
2 111 (15.21%) PL/SQL
3 100 (13.70%) JavaScript
4 61 (8.36%) Java
5 49 (6.71%) C
6 48 (6.58%) C#
7 39 (5.34%) C++
8 33 (4.52%) Shell Script
9 27 (3.70%) T-SQL
10 25 (3.42%) Perl
11 22 (3.01%) Python
12 12 (1.64%) C-shell
12 12 (1.64%) Korn
12 12 (1.64%) PHP
13 9 (1.23%) ES6
14 5 (0.68%) COBOL
15 4 (0.55%) JCL
15 4 (0.55%) REXX
15 4 (0.55%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 127 (17.40%) Security Cleared
2 84 (11.51%) SC Cleared
3 77 (10.55%) ISTQB
4 55 (7.53%) ISEB
5 46 (6.30%) Degree
5 46 (6.30%) DV Cleared
6 36 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.64%) CCNA
9 6 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.68%) HNC
10 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.41%) CEH
11 3 (0.41%) CISSP
11 3 (0.41%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.41%) IISP
11 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.22%) QA
2 12 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.10%) SLA
4 7 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.96%) SEPA
5 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.27%) EMIR
7 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.27%) UCITS
8 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.14%) ISO26262
System Software
1 13 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.41%) XenApp
3 3 (0.41%) XenServer
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
3 11 (1.51%) CiscoWorks
4 9 (1.23%) Control-M
5 6 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 147 (20.14%) Oracle
2 139 (19.04%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.21%) HP
4 28 (3.84%) Informatica
5 27 (3.70%) SAP
6 24 (3.29%) BT
6 24 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.19%) Cognos
7 16 (2.19%) IBM
8 15 (2.05%) EMC
9 13 (1.78%) Cisco
10 12 (1.64%) CA
11 11 (1.51%) Telerik
12 10 (1.37%) VMware
13 7 (0.96%) Remedy
14 6 (0.82%) ATG
14 6 (0.82%) Citrix
14 6 (0.82%) Rally
15 5 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
15 5 (0.68%) Tableau
London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Maxegan
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: ££ Excellent Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear
Leighton Group
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
SuperGroup plc
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day + Circa £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £335 per day
Posted: 23 days ago