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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
UK
Rank 390 364 374
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 220 290 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.56% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.67% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 182 150
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.00% +37.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-78.00% +33.33%

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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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
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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 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 -17 195 £410 +2.50% 46
London +1 92 £438 +6.06% 12
West Midlands +24 29 £281 -13.46% 6
South East -4 28 £350 +3.70% 9
Hampshire -3 21 £325 -7.14% 3
City of London +13 18 £525 +33.33% 5
South West +6 18 £388 -10.40% 7
Scotland +3 10 £313 -16.66% 1
East Midlands +12 9 £336 -29.21% 1
North West -2 9 £400 +10.34% 3
East of England -5 8 £450 +5.88% 2
Birmingham +7 7 £325 +6.55% 5
Gloucestershire -2 7 £475 -
Bristol - 7 £238 -
Staffordshire - 7 £225 -
Nottinghamshire +11 6 £300 -
Glasgow +4 6 £325 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £225 -
Nottingham +12 5 £305 -
Manchester 0 5 £350 -26.31% 1
Coventry 0 5 £400 +23.07%
Farnborough -2 5 £600 -35.13% 1
Basildon - 5 £450 -
Essex - 5 £450 - 1
Southampton +7 3 £285 -12.30%
Edinburgh +5 3 - -
East Sussex +5 3 £950 +204.00%
Winchester +4 3 £325 -
Merseyside -4 3 £650 +100.00% 1
Liverpool -11 3 £650 +100.00%

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 130 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
1 130 (29.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 117 (26.23%) Finance
3 103 (23.09%) SQL
4 90 (20.18%) Oracle
5 81 (18.16%) Security Cleared
6 72 (16.14%) Test Scripting
7 70 (15.70%) Microsoft
8 68 (15.25%) Java
8 68 (15.25%) Regression Testing
9 65 (14.57%) Integration Testing
10 59 (13.23%) Test Automation
11 58 (13.00%) Migration
11 58 (13.00%) SQL Server
12 56 (12.56%) Windows
13 55 (12.33%) SDLC
14 53 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (11.88%) Scrum
15 50 (11.21%) Linux
15 50 (11.21%) SAP
15 50 (11.21%) QA
16 48 (10.76%) MS Excel
17 47 (10.54%) Selenium
18 46 (10.31%) .NET
18 46 (10.31%) C#
19 45 (10.09%) JIRA
19 45 (10.09%) Test Strategy
19 45 (10.09%) System Integration Testing
20 44 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (9.42%) Software Testing

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 22 (4.93%) CMS
2 14 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.14%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.24%) Confluence
5 9 (2.02%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.57%) IIS
7 6 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.90%) JBoss
8 4 (0.90%) LiveCycle
8 4 (0.90%) SAS
9 3 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.45%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 48 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.36%) MS Office
3 12 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.69%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.12%) Mingle
5 4 (0.90%) MS Project
5 4 (0.90%) Simulink
5 4 (0.90%) Stateflow
5 4 (0.90%) TargetLink
6 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.69%) SAP BPC
3 6 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.35%) ION MarketView
3 6 (1.35%) Magento
4 4 (0.90%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.67%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.67%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.90%) Office 365
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.45%) Boomi
3 2 (0.45%) GitHub
3 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.04%) Internet
2 7 (1.57%) LAN
2 7 (1.57%) Network Security
2 7 (1.57%) WAN
3 6 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.35%) WLAN
4 4 (0.90%) Firewall
5 3 (0.67%) ATM
5 3 (0.67%) Wireless
6 2 (0.45%) HTTP
6 2 (0.45%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) FTP
7 1 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.22%) SSL
7 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.62%) Oracle Database
3 29 (6.50%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.59%) SAP BW
6 13 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.24%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 8 (1.79%) DB2
9 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.57%) DbVisualizer
10 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.12%) Big Data
12 5 (1.12%) MySQL
12 5 (1.12%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 47 (10.54%) Selenium
2 45 (10.09%) JIRA
3 32 (7.17%) Cucumber
4 31 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (6.28%) Git (software)
6 27 (6.05%) Jenkins
7 25 (5.61%) WebDriver
8 24 (5.38%) SoapUI
9 17 (3.81%) JUnit
10 12 (2.69%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.24%) JMeter
12 9 (2.02%) Appium
13 8 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (1.79%) Robot Framework
13 8 (1.79%) TestNG
14 7 (1.57%) JBehave
14 7 (1.57%) Maven
14 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (1.57%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.57%) TestDirector
General
1 117 (26.23%) Finance
2 26 (5.83%) Banking
3 25 (5.61%) Retail
4 20 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.81%) Military
6 16 (3.59%) Aerospace
7 11 (2.47%) Front Office
8 10 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.12%) Advertising
10 5 (1.12%) Electronics
11 4 (0.90%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.67%) Billing
12 3 (0.67%) Games
12 3 (0.67%) Law
12 3 (0.67%) Marketing
12 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.45%) Automotive
13 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 147 (32.96%) Analyst
2 81 (18.16%) Developer
3 62 (13.90%) Test Analyst
4 43 (9.64%) Tester
5 42 (9.42%) Consultant
6 38 (8.52%) Business Analyst
7 27 (6.05%) Test Engineer
8 25 (5.61%) Integration Engineer
9 24 (5.38%) SAP Consultant
10 19 (4.26%) Functional Analyst
11 18 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.59%) ABAP Developer
12 16 (3.59%) Business Systems Analyst
12 16 (3.59%) SAP Developer
12 16 (3.59%) Systems Analyst
12 16 (3.59%) Test Manager
13 15 (3.36%) ABAP Consultant
13 15 (3.36%) Automation Tester
13 15 (3.36%) Java Developer
13 15 (3.36%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.31%) .NET
2 37 (8.30%) HTML
3 29 (6.50%) XML
4 26 (5.83%) Web Services
5 20 (4.48%) J2EE
6 19 (4.26%) AngularJS
6 19 (4.26%) Gherkin
7 17 (3.81%) ASP.NET
7 17 (3.81%) SAP XI
8 16 (3.59%) .NET Framework
8 16 (3.59%) BAPI
8 16 (3.59%) SAP Smart Forms
9 14 (3.14%) Spring
10 13 (2.91%) RESTful
11 12 (2.69%) Entity Framework
11 12 (2.69%) Middleware
11 12 (2.69%) SOAP
12 11 (2.47%) jQuery
13 10 (2.24%) CSS
14 8 (1.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.59%) Fixed Income
5 15 (3.36%) NHS
6 12 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.79%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.12%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.90%) iPad
9 4 (0.90%) iSeries
9 4 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.90%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.67%) AS400
10 3 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.67%) Derivative
10 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 56 (12.56%) Windows
2 50 (11.21%) Linux
3 39 (8.74%) Unix
4 22 (4.93%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.90%) Android
7 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.67%) MVS
8 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.45%) CentOS
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.45%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
1 130 (29.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 72 (16.14%) Test Scripting
3 68 (15.25%) Regression Testing
4 65 (14.57%) Integration Testing
5 59 (13.23%) Test Automation
6 58 (13.00%) Migration
7 55 (12.33%) SDLC
8 53 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (11.88%) Scrum
9 45 (10.09%) System Integration Testing
9 45 (10.09%) Test Strategy
10 42 (9.42%) Software Testing
11 39 (8.74%) Manual Testing
12 38 (8.52%) Automated Testing
12 38 (8.52%) Functional Testing
13 37 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (8.07%) Data Migration
15 35 (7.85%) Data Analysis
16 33 (7.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 103 (23.09%) SQL
2 68 (15.25%) Java
3 46 (10.31%) C#
4 41 (9.19%) JavaScript
5 35 (7.85%) C
6 29 (6.50%) Python
7 23 (5.16%) Perl
8 22 (4.93%) ABAP
9 18 (4.04%) C++
10 15 (3.36%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.69%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.69%) VB
12 10 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.57%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.35%) PHP
15 4 (0.90%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.67%) COBOL
16 3 (0.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 81 (18.16%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.40%) ISEB
3 32 (7.17%) DV Cleared
3 32 (7.17%) ISTQB
4 26 (5.83%) Degree
5 19 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (4.04%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.47%) CCNA
8 11 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (2.24%) CCA
9 10 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (2.24%) MCSE
10 8 (1.79%) BC Cleared
10 8 (1.79%) MCP
11 4 (0.90%) HNC
12 3 (0.67%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (11.21%) QA
2 13 (2.91%) SLA
3 7 (1.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (1.57%) GMP
4 6 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.90%) ISO26262
5 4 (0.90%) MiFID
6 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.67%) SDET
7 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.45%) HL7
7 2 (0.45%) IFRS
7 2 (0.45%) SEPA
7 2 (0.45%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.22%) EMIR
8 1 (0.22%) GxP
8 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.90%) Firmware
3 4 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.45%) Cronacle
4 2 (0.45%) NDS
5 1 (0.22%) Docker
5 1 (0.22%) HDFS
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.90%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.45%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) Ambari
4 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.22%) Control-M
4 1 (0.22%) Grafana
4 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (20.18%) Oracle
2 70 (15.70%) Microsoft
3 50 (11.21%) SAP
4 21 (4.71%) Adobe
5 15 (3.36%) IBM
6 12 (2.69%) Cisco
7 11 (2.47%) VMware
8 9 (2.02%) HP
9 8 (1.79%) ION Trading
10 7 (1.57%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.35%) hybris
11 6 (1.35%) Informatica
12 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.90%) Serena
14 3 (0.67%) Pega
14 3 (0.67%) Remedy
14 3 (0.67%) Reuters
14 3 (0.67%) Sitecore
15 2 (0.45%) Yardi
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Martin & Conley
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 10 days ago