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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 312 287 297
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 337 324 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.85% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 212 196
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £258 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.05% +78.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +90.00%

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
42805 38338 38752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 74.18% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27653 23841 22623
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1158 1420
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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 -12 313 £375 - 67
London -15 132 £425 +6.25% 25
South East +6 78 £346 +6.49% 12
City of London +27 35 £425 +13.33% 9
South West -24 30 £380 +4.82% 7
Hampshire -7 24 £335 -4.28% 3
West Midlands -4 18 £401 +14.44% 4
Berkshire +3 16 £450 +63.63% 3
Scotland -6 13 £301 -7.30% 4
Yorkshire -20 13 £350 +7.69% 7
Swindon +5 12 £388 -29.54% 1
Wiltshire -4 12 £388 -26.19% 3
Tyne and Wear -35 12 £325 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 12 £325 - 2
North East -37 12 £325 - 3
Reading +17 11 £450 +95.65% 3
North West -9 11 £294 +6.72% 4
Buckinghamshire -13 11 £375 +25.00% 3
Birmingham +2 10 - - 1
East of England -20 10 £300 -10.31% 1
Surrey +2 9 £340 -28.90% 2
Oxfordshire - 9 £340 - 1
Somerset -2 8 £380 +16.92% 4
Edinburgh -2 8 £301 -16.60% 2
West Yorkshire -23 8 £319 +2.00% 3
Manchester -9 7 £288 +4.54% 4
Milton Keynes -16 7 £280 -6.66% 2
Middlesex +10 6 £385 +40.00%
Leeds -14 6 £281 -4.66% 3
Glasgow +3 5 £274 -45.20% 2

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 216 (34.84%) SQL
2 212 (34.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 167 (26.94%) Finance
4 140 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (17.74%) Oracle
5 110 (17.74%) Test Scripting
6 86 (13.87%) Integration Testing
6 86 (13.87%) QA
7 84 (13.55%) HP Quality Center
7 84 (13.55%) ISEB
8 74 (11.94%) JavaScript
9 72 (11.61%) XML
10 71 (11.45%) Unit Testing
11 70 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
11 70 (11.29%) Microsoft
12 68 (10.97%) Java
13 66 (10.65%) .NET
13 66 (10.65%) HTML
13 66 (10.65%) SQL Server
14 65 (10.48%) HP
15 63 (10.16%) Project Management
16 59 (9.52%) Regression Testing
16 59 (9.52%) Software Testing
16 59 (9.52%) Test Strategy
17 58 (9.35%) CRM
18 54 (8.71%) Windows
19 53 (8.55%) Banking
20 51 (8.23%) Oracle Database
21 50 (8.06%) Performance Testing
21 50 (8.06%) CSS

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.74%) Apache
4 16 (2.58%) SAS
5 11 (1.77%) CMS
5 11 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.61%) IIS
6 10 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.45%) MQSeries
8 8 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.97%) Documentum
9 6 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.48%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.48%) JBoss
11 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 33 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.71%) MS Office
3 8 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.13%) MS Project
5 4 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 38 (6.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 8 (1.29%) Agresso
5 6 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.81%) BASE24
7 4 (0.65%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.48%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.48%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.48%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.32%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.32%) HFM
9 2 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.48%) Force.com
2 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.26%) Internet
2 11 (1.77%) DNS
3 8 (1.29%) SAN
4 7 (1.13%) Intranet
5 6 (0.97%) DHCP
5 6 (0.97%) HTTP
5 6 (0.97%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.81%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.48%) LAN
7 3 (0.48%) WAN
8 2 (0.32%) SMS
8 2 (0.32%) ADSL
8 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.32%) DVB
8 2 (0.32%) Wireless
8 2 (0.32%) LLU
8 2 (0.32%) NAS
9 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.23%) Oracle Database
3 38 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.26%) DB2
8 14 (2.26%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.61%) DbVisualizer
12 7 (1.13%) MySQL
13 5 (0.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.81%) Base SAS
14 4 (0.65%) Ingres
14 4 (0.65%) Star Schema
14 4 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 45 (7.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (4.52%) Selenium
3 24 (3.87%) SoapUI
4 23 (3.71%) JIRA
5 20 (3.23%) LoadRunner
5 20 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 17 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (2.58%) JUnit
8 15 (2.42%) Eclipse
9 14 (2.26%) MSI
10 11 (1.77%) Subversion
11 9 (1.45%) Ant
11 9 (1.45%) Toad
12 8 (1.29%) NUnit
12 8 (1.29%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (1.13%) TestDirector
14 5 (0.81%) DbUnit
14 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
General
1 167 (26.94%) Finance
2 53 (8.55%) Banking
3 34 (5.48%) Retail
4 16 (2.58%) Back Office
4 16 (2.58%) Billing
5 14 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.13%) Military
7 7 (1.13%) Electronics
8 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.97%) General Ledger
8 6 (0.97%) Front Office
9 3 (0.48%) Legal
9 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.48%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.32%) Marketing
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.16%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 219 (35.32%) Analyst
2 128 (20.65%) Developer
3 115 (18.55%) Test Analyst
4 93 (15.00%) Tester
5 71 (11.45%) Business Analyst
6 53 (8.55%) Consultant
7 52 (8.39%) Test Manager
8 38 (6.13%) Systems Tester
9 25 (4.03%) Systems Analyst
10 23 (3.71%) Project Manager
11 19 (3.06%) Test Leader
12 18 (2.90%) Test Engineer
12 18 (2.90%) Java Developer
12 18 (2.90%) CRM Developer
13 17 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 17 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (2.10%) Business Systems Analyst
14 13 (2.10%) Senior Developer
15 12 (1.94%) Programmer
16 10 (1.61%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.61%) XML
2 66 (10.65%) .NET
2 66 (10.65%) HTML
3 50 (8.06%) CSS
4 32 (5.16%) Web Services
5 25 (4.03%) jQuery
6 24 (3.87%) SOAP
7 17 (2.74%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.58%) Silverlight
9 15 (2.42%) Ajax
10 14 (2.26%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.94%) Hibernate
11 12 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.94%) WCF
12 11 (1.77%) J2EE
12 11 (1.77%) Flash
13 10 (1.61%) JSP
13 10 (1.61%) Spring
14 9 (1.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (1.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.58%) iPad
4 14 (2.26%) Mainframe
4 14 (2.26%) SWIFT
5 12 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.13%) iPhone
9 7 (1.13%) Cryptography
10 6 (0.97%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.81%) User Experience
11 5 (0.81%) Open Source
11 5 (0.81%) Tandem
11 5 (0.81%) APACS
11 5 (0.81%) IVR
11 5 (0.81%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.81%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 54 (8.71%) Windows
2 40 (6.45%) UNIX
3 37 (5.97%) Linux
4 23 (3.71%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.77%) Windows Vista
7 9 (1.45%) Android
8 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.81%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.65%) AIX
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.48%) Solaris
13 2 (0.32%) CentOS
14 1 (0.16%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (34.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 140 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (17.74%) Test Scripting
4 86 (13.87%) Integration Testing
5 71 (11.45%) Unit Testing
6 63 (10.16%) Project Management
7 59 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 59 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 59 (9.52%) Test Strategy
8 58 (9.35%) CRM
9 50 (8.06%) Performance Testing
10 46 (7.42%) Test Management
10 46 (7.42%) Scrum
10 46 (7.42%) E-Commerce
11 42 (6.77%) Waterfall
12 41 (6.61%) Migration
13 40 (6.45%) Business Analysis
13 40 (6.45%) Test Automation
14 37 (5.97%) ETL
14 37 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 216 (34.84%) SQL
2 74 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 68 (10.97%) Java
4 42 (6.77%) PL/SQL
5 37 (5.97%) C#
6 22 (3.55%) C
7 20 (3.23%) VBA
7 20 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 16 (2.58%) C++
9 14 (2.26%) Python
10 12 (1.94%) Perl
10 12 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.61%) VB
11 10 (1.61%) PHP
12 8 (1.29%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.97%) COBOL
14 5 (0.81%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.48%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (13.55%) ISEB
2 50 (8.06%) ISTQB
3 49 (7.90%) Security Cleared
4 43 (6.94%) Degree
5 39 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (5.65%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.32%) MCSE
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.16%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CCNA
10 1 (0.16%) CCDA
10 1 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (13.87%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) SLA
2 4 (0.65%) EMIR
3 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.32%) COREP
4 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.45%) XenDesktop
4 8 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 84 (13.55%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.26%) SCCM
3 9 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.48%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.48%) Netcool
7 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.32%) Control-M
8 2 (0.32%) WMI
8 2 (0.32%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 110 (17.74%) Oracle
2 70 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 65 (10.48%) HP
4 23 (3.71%) SAP
5 19 (3.06%) JD Edwards
6 18 (2.90%) IBM
7 11 (1.77%) VMware
8 10 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.45%) Symantec
10 7 (1.13%) Siebel
10 7 (1.13%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.81%) ION Trading
11 5 (0.81%) Cisco
11 5 (0.81%) Cognos
12 4 (0.65%) SunGard
12 4 (0.65%) Citrix
12 4 (0.65%) Empirix
12 4 (0.65%) Genesys
12 4 (0.65%) Siemens
12 4 (0.65%) Aquila
Hull, North Humberside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
NES Global Talent
Rate: Good
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £281.25 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Premier Media
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
University of Greenwich
Rate: From £31,342 to £36,309 per annum + £4,452 London weighting per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 16 days ago
Lincolnshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Chippenham
Vital Solutions
Rate: Good rates
Posted: 24 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago