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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 297 342 296
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -46
Contract jobs citing System Testing 410 285 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.66% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 164 206
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £327 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.77% -6.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £36.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.69% +18.03%
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
44771 42887 39990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.90% 76.14% 74.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 26514 24550
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1215 1168 1110
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +43 369 £375 +7.14% 78
London +48 131 £381 -15.27% 26
South East +2 92 £388 +21.09% 18
North West -1 37 £409 +27.73% 11
Yorkshire -1 34 £360 +53.19% 5
Hampshire +7 33 £365 +8.14% 10
City of London -2 30 £425 -5.55% 8
West Yorkshire -4 28 £350 +48.93% 4
Scotland +14 26 £350 -6.66% 2
Surrey +3 26 £400 +37.93% 2
East of England +4 21 £289 -32.05% 3
Manchester -6 21 £425 +36.00% 7
West Midlands +4 19 £351 +27.63% 4
Glasgow +18 15 £329 - 1
North East -15 15 £327 -1.41% 2
Tyne and Wear -16 14 £327 -1.41% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 13 £328 -0.94% 1
Leeds -22 12 £425 +39.34% 4
Hertfordshire +12 11 £388 - 1
Leatherhead - 11 £450 -
Watford -1 10 - -
Bradford -2 10 £350 -1.40%
South West -11 10 £280 -37.77% 7
Berkshire +12 9 £425 +88.88% 2
East Midlands -5 9 £360 +8.27% 1
Lancashire +2 8 £396 +37.82%
Basingstoke 0 8 £370 +9.62% 2
Wales -3 8 £290 -38.94% 3
Liverpool +2 7 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 7 £264 -40.77% 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 336 (39.76%) SQL
2 257 (30.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 250 (29.59%) Finance
4 242 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (22.25%) Test Scripting
6 161 (19.05%) XML
7 151 (17.87%) Integration Testing
8 140 (16.57%) Microsoft
9 134 (15.86%) Oracle
10 123 (14.56%) UNIX
11 119 (14.08%) SQL Server
12 106 (12.54%) HTML
13 105 (12.43%) JavaScript
14 102 (12.07%) PL/SQL
14 102 (12.07%) Migration
15 100 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
16 95 (11.24%) Security Cleared
17 92 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
18 89 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
19 88 (10.41%) QA
20 87 (10.30%) ETL
20 87 (10.30%) Regression Testing
21 85 (10.06%) Banking
22 83 (9.82%) .NET
23 81 (9.59%) ISEB
23 81 (9.59%) Unit Testing
24 80 (9.47%) Java
25 73 (8.64%) MS Excel
26 72 (8.52%) Retail
27 70 (8.28%) HP Quality Center

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 47 (5.56%) SAS
2 35 (4.14%) WebSphere
3 26 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
5 15 (1.78%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.66%) IIS
6 14 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.54%) MQSeries
8 12 (1.42%) CMS
9 9 (1.07%) Node.js
10 8 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.71%) Apache
11 6 (0.71%) Confluence
12 3 (0.36%) Drupal
13 2 (0.24%) LiveLink
13 2 (0.24%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.12%) WordPress
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 73 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.37%) MS Office
3 19 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.30%) MS Project
5 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.30%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (1.18%) WebTrends
4 9 (1.07%) SAP FI
4 9 (1.07%) Magento
5 7 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.71%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.47%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.47%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.47%) SAP MII
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.24%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.24%) Sage BI
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.78%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.59%) Google Checkout
5 4 (0.47%) SaaS
6 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.12%) CallidusCloud
7 1 (0.12%) Office 365
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.25%) ADSL
1 19 (2.25%) PSTN
1 19 (2.25%) LLU
2 8 (0.95%) 4G
3 7 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.71%) HTTP
5 5 (0.59%) Internet
5 5 (0.59%) 3G
6 4 (0.47%) Wireless
6 4 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.47%) Broadband
7 3 (0.36%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.24%) UMTS
8 2 (0.24%) GSM
8 2 (0.24%) WAN
8 2 (0.24%) LDAP
8 2 (0.24%) FTP
8 2 (0.24%) 2G
8 2 (0.24%) VoLTE
8 2 (0.24%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 89 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (7.93%) Oracle Database
4 55 (6.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (6.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 41 (4.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 37 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
8 36 (4.26%) DB2
9 34 (4.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 29 (3.43%) DbVisualizer
11 27 (3.20%) Oracle BI EE
12 25 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (2.96%) Base SAS
13 24 (2.84%) Oracle9i Database
13 24 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (2.01%) Relational Database
17 16 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
18 13 (1.54%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 51 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (5.09%) Selenium
3 34 (4.02%) HP UFT
4 33 (3.91%) JIRA
5 32 (3.79%) Subversion
6 29 (3.43%) Visual Studio
6 29 (3.43%) Oracle Forms
7 24 (2.84%) WebDriver
7 24 (2.84%) SoapUI
8 21 (2.49%) Git (software)
9 19 (2.25%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.01%) Cucumber
10 17 (2.01%) LoadRunner
11 13 (1.54%) Eclipse
11 13 (1.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 13 (1.54%) Axure RP
12 11 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (1.07%) TeamCity
14 8 (0.95%) TestDirector
14 8 (0.95%) ClearQuest
General
1 250 (29.59%) Finance
2 85 (10.06%) Banking
3 72 (8.52%) Retail
4 33 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.78%) Marketing
7 12 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.30%) Back Office
9 10 (1.18%) Billing
9 10 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.83%) Legal
11 6 (0.71%) Publishing
11 6 (0.71%) Front Office
12 5 (0.59%) Military
13 4 (0.47%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
13 4 (0.47%) International Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Games
14 3 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 331 (39.17%) Analyst
2 214 (25.33%) Test Analyst
3 212 (25.09%) Developer
4 100 (11.83%) Tester
5 74 (8.76%) Business Analyst
6 54 (6.39%) Test Manager
7 52 (6.15%) Oracle Developer
8 37 (4.38%) Test Leader
9 32 (3.79%) Systems Analyst
10 29 (3.43%) Test Engineer
11 26 (3.08%) Automation Tester
12 25 (2.96%) Consultant
13 18 (2.13%) Systems Tester
13 18 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 17 (2.01%) Java Developer
14 17 (2.01%) SQL Developer
14 17 (2.01%) SAS Analyst
15 15 (1.78%) Systems Test Analyst
15 15 (1.78%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (19.05%) XML
2 106 (12.54%) HTML
3 83 (9.82%) .NET
4 55 (6.51%) Web Services
5 51 (6.04%) CSS
6 36 (4.26%) J2EE
6 36 (4.26%) ASP.NET
7 35 (4.14%) SOAP
8 31 (3.67%) jQuery
8 31 (3.67%) RESTful
9 29 (3.43%) Flash
10 26 (3.08%) .NET Framework
11 22 (2.60%) HTML5
12 21 (2.49%) Ajax
12 21 (2.49%) WCF
13 18 (2.13%) Gherkin
13 18 (2.13%) AngularJS
14 14 (1.66%) WPF
14 14 (1.66%) JSP
15 13 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 18 (2.13%) SWIFT
5 17 (2.01%) Data Extraction
5 17 (2.01%) IBM Mainframe
6 16 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 16 (1.89%) User Experience
7 15 (1.78%) Derivative
8 11 (1.30%) Market Risk
9 10 (1.18%) Data Integration
10 9 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
11 8 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (0.71%) Grid Computing
12 6 (0.71%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.59%) NHS
13 5 (0.59%) AS400
13 5 (0.59%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 123 (14.56%) UNIX
2 40 (4.73%) Windows
2 40 (4.73%) Linux
3 8 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
4 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.71%) Android
5 6 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.24%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.12%) VME
8 1 (0.12%) webOS
8 1 (0.12%) OS/390
8 1 (0.12%) AIX
8 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (30.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 242 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (22.25%) Test Scripting
4 151 (17.87%) Integration Testing
5 102 (12.07%) Migration
6 92 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
7 87 (10.30%) ETL
7 87 (10.30%) Regression Testing
8 81 (9.59%) Unit Testing
9 65 (7.69%) Business Analysis
10 64 (7.57%) Automated Testing
10 64 (7.57%) Test Strategy
11 60 (7.10%) Software Testing
11 60 (7.10%) System Integration Testing
11 60 (7.10%) SDLC
12 59 (6.98%) Scrum
13 53 (6.27%) CRM
14 51 (6.04%) Waterfall
14 51 (6.04%) Test Management
15 45 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 336 (39.76%) SQL
2 105 (12.43%) JavaScript
3 102 (12.07%) PL/SQL
4 80 (9.47%) Java
5 66 (7.81%) T-SQL
6 62 (7.34%) C#
7 41 (4.85%) Shell Script
8 22 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 19 (2.25%) Perl
10 14 (1.66%) PHP
11 13 (1.54%) C++
11 13 (1.54%) C
12 12 (1.42%) VB
13 11 (1.30%) VBScript
13 11 (1.30%) REXX
14 10 (1.18%) Python
15 9 (1.07%) Erlang
16 6 (0.71%) VB6
17 5 (0.59%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 81 (9.59%) ISEB
3 68 (8.05%) ISTQB
4 67 (7.93%) SC Cleared
5 57 (6.75%) Degree
6 29 (3.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.12%) HND
11 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (10.41%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) MiFID
3 4 (0.47%) SLA
3 4 (0.47%) EMIR
4 2 (0.24%) COREP
4 2 (0.24%) FINREP
4 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) HL7
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.24%) Firmware
3 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.12%) Squid
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (0.12%) vCloud
3 1 (0.12%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 70 (8.28%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.78%) Control-M
3 4 (0.47%) SCCM
4 1 (0.12%) Netcool
4 1 (0.12%) WSUS
4 1 (0.12%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 140 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 134 (15.86%) Oracle
3 68 (8.05%) HP
4 45 (5.33%) IBM
5 44 (5.21%) SAP
6 25 (2.96%) Informatica
7 23 (2.72%) Cognos
8 20 (2.37%) Google
9 19 (2.25%) BT
9 19 (2.25%) Tableau
10 12 (1.42%) Teradata
10 12 (1.42%) Adobe
11 11 (1.30%) Sybase
11 11 (1.30%) VMware
11 11 (1.30%) Eloqua
11 11 (1.30%) Aprimo
12 10 (1.18%) Telerik
13 9 (1.07%) Coremetrics
14 8 (0.95%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.83%) Cisco
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harris Global
Rate: £250.00 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Wales
TRG
Rate: 325-400 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £360 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £351 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £351 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago