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 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 353 275 372
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +97
Contract jobs citing System Testing 320 438 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.79% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.00% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 254 148
Median daily rate £375 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.98% -59.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+203.64% -67.06%

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
44382 43894 42128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.60% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29500 28277 26434
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1174 1216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -74 294 £375 +4.16% 66
London -45 114 £385 -14.44% 23
South East -52 61 £370 +5.71% 12
West Midlands -18 34 £350 +7.69% 8
Hampshire +7 25 £413 +20.00% 4
North West -13 20 £343 +31.73% 4
Yorkshire -3 18 £375 +3.44% 3
Worcestershire - 17 £400 -
City of London +12 16 £388 -13.88% 8
Malvern - 16 £400 -
West Yorkshire -4 14 £363 -2.02% 3
Scotland -19 14 £300 -17.24% 1
East of England +10 13 £400 +67.53% 4
Midlands - 13 £275 -
East Midlands -3 11 £700 +108.95% 2
Leeds -8 9 £345 -8.91% 3
Manchester -17 9 £325 +19.26% 3
South West -2 8 £325 +4.00% 9
West Sussex -5 8 £429 - 1
Andover -7 8 £425 -
Warwickshire -8 8 £300 -6.25%
Kent +12 7 £230 - 2
Essex - 7 £333 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £300 -7.69%
Glasgow 0 6 £313 -19.35%
Warwick -2 6 £300 -26.82%
Bradford +14 5 £363 +3.57%
Edinburgh -16 5 £317 +26.72% 1
Surrey -20 5 £500 +11.11% 4
Derbyshire - 5 £700 -

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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.

1 229 (33.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 220 (32.45%) SQL
3 185 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (26.84%) Oracle
5 159 (23.45%) Finance
6 125 (18.44%) Microsoft
7 122 (17.99%) Integration Testing
8 118 (17.40%) Test Scripting
9 97 (14.31%) Security Cleared
10 96 (14.16%) Regression Testing
11 89 (13.13%) Unit Testing
12 88 (12.98%) XML
13 83 (12.24%) Unix
14 81 (11.95%) Functional Testing
15 79 (11.65%) Java
15 79 (11.65%) MS Excel
16 78 (11.50%) Test Strategy
16 78 (11.50%) ISTQB
17 77 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
17 77 (11.36%) SDLC
18 73 (10.77%) Business Analysis
19 72 (10.62%) Windows
20 71 (10.47%) JavaScript
20 71 (10.47%) ISEB
20 71 (10.47%) SC Cleared
21 70 (10.32%) Software Testing
22 68 (10.03%) PL/SQL
23 67 (9.88%) Linux
23 67 (9.88%) Oracle Database
24 66 (9.73%) JIRA

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 30 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.54%) JBoss
2 24 (3.54%) Oracle UPK
3 19 (2.80%) WebLogic
4 14 (2.06%) CMS
4 14 (2.06%) SAS
5 13 (1.92%) IIS
6 12 (1.77%) Apache
6 12 (1.77%) ATG Dynamo
6 12 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.77%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.74%) LiveCycle
8 5 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.59%) Confluence
9 4 (0.59%) Documentum
10 3 (0.44%) FileNet
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 79 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 48 (7.08%) MS Office
3 26 (3.83%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.74%) MS Project
6 2 (0.29%) DOC1
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.65%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.18%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.88%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.74%) Magento
6 5 (0.74%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 5 (0.74%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.74%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.59%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.44%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (1.18%) Force.com
2 7 (1.03%) Office 365
3 6 (0.88%) Heroku
4 5 (0.74%) SaaS
4 5 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.29%) PaaS
6 2 (0.29%) Yammer
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.62%) HTTP
2 9 (1.33%) Firewall
2 9 (1.33%) Internet
3 8 (1.18%) WAN
4 7 (1.03%) ATM
4 7 (1.03%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.03%) VPN
5 6 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (0.88%) DNS
5 6 (0.88%) VLAN
6 5 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.74%) LAN
6 5 (0.74%) SAN
6 5 (0.74%) Skype
6 5 (0.74%) SSH
7 4 (0.59%) BGP
7 4 (0.59%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.59%) NX-OS
7 4 (0.59%) OSPF
7 4 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (9.88%) Oracle Database
2 52 (7.67%) SQL Server
3 41 (6.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 38 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (5.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.21%) DB2
9 12 (1.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 11 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (1.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 8 (1.18%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.03%) DbVisualizer
13 7 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (1.03%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 66 (9.73%) JIRA
2 50 (7.37%) Selenium
3 35 (5.16%) SoapUI
4 31 (4.57%) HP UFT
5 26 (3.83%) Oracle Forms
6 23 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (3.24%) Cucumber
7 22 (3.24%) Visual Studio
8 21 (3.10%) Subversion
9 19 (2.80%) Ant
9 19 (2.80%) WebDriver
10 16 (2.36%) Maven
11 14 (2.06%) Git (software)
12 12 (1.77%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (1.62%) JUnit
14 9 (1.33%) ClearQuest
15 8 (1.18%) JMeter
15 8 (1.18%) LoadRunner
16 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 7 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 159 (23.45%) Finance
2 44 (6.49%) Banking
3 29 (4.28%) Retail
4 16 (2.36%) Military
5 14 (2.06%) Billing
6 12 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.18%) Front Office
7 8 (1.18%) Games
7 8 (1.18%) Marketing
8 7 (1.03%) Back Office
8 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.03%) Publishing
9 6 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
11 2 (0.29%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 236 (34.81%) Analyst
2 134 (19.76%) Test Analyst
3 133 (19.62%) Developer
4 56 (8.26%) Business Analyst
5 50 (7.37%) Test Manager
6 40 (5.90%) Tester
7 39 (5.75%) Architect
8 37 (5.46%) Consultant
8 37 (5.46%) Oracle Developer
9 26 (3.83%) Oracle Forms Developer
10 24 (3.54%) SQL Developer
11 22 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (3.24%) SQL Analyst
12 21 (3.10%) Java Developer
12 21 (3.10%) Test Leader
13 20 (2.95%) Business Systems Analyst
14 19 (2.80%) Financial Analyst
14 19 (2.80%) PL/SQL Developer
14 19 (2.80%) Test Engineer
15 18 (2.65%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (12.98%) XML
2 51 (7.52%) Web Services
3 47 (6.93%) HTML
4 44 (6.49%) SOAP
5 41 (6.05%) .NET
6 40 (5.90%) CSS
7 25 (3.69%) Ajax
8 21 (3.10%) jQuery
9 18 (2.65%) RESTful
10 15 (2.21%) .NET Framework
11 14 (2.06%) ASP.NET
12 13 (1.92%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.92%) JSP
13 12 (1.77%) Middleware
14 10 (1.47%) J2EE
15 9 (1.33%) COM
16 8 (1.18%) JSON
16 8 (1.18%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (1.18%) Visualforce
17 7 (1.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 11 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.62%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.62%) NHS
5 10 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.33%) Derivative
6 9 (1.33%) User Experience
7 7 (1.03%) Data Integration
8 6 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.74%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.74%) W3C
10 4 (0.59%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.59%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.59%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.44%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.24%) Unix
2 72 (10.62%) Windows
3 67 (9.88%) Linux
4 30 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.47%) CentOS
9 9 (1.33%) Solaris
10 8 (1.18%) Android
10 8 (1.18%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.74%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.59%) AIX
13 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.44%) Fedora
15 2 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (33.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 185 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (17.99%) Integration Testing
4 118 (17.40%) Test Scripting
5 96 (14.16%) Regression Testing
6 89 (13.13%) Unit Testing
7 81 (11.95%) Functional Testing
8 78 (11.50%) Test Strategy
9 77 (11.36%) SDLC
10 73 (10.77%) Business Analysis
11 70 (10.32%) Software Testing
12 55 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
12 55 (8.11%) Migration
13 54 (7.96%) Project Management
14 52 (7.67%) Test Automation
15 50 (7.37%) CRM
16 48 (7.08%) Waterfall
17 47 (6.93%) Test Planning
18 46 (6.78%) Defect Management
19 45 (6.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 220 (32.45%) SQL
2 79 (11.65%) Java
3 71 (10.47%) JavaScript
4 68 (10.03%) PL/SQL
5 40 (5.90%) Shell Script
6 39 (5.75%) C#
7 33 (4.87%) Python
8 29 (4.28%) C
9 18 (2.65%) Perl
10 14 (2.06%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.62%) C++
12 8 (1.18%) Apex Code
12 8 (1.18%) PHP
12 8 (1.18%) SOQL
13 6 (0.88%) Groovy
14 5 (0.74%) PeopleCode
14 5 (0.74%) SQR
15 4 (0.59%) COBOL
15 4 (0.59%) Scala
15 4 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (14.31%) Security Cleared
2 78 (11.50%) ISTQB
3 71 (10.47%) ISEB
3 71 (10.47%) SC Cleared
4 40 (5.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (5.75%) Degree
6 28 (4.13%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.47%) MCSE
9 9 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.88%) CCNP
11 5 (0.74%) CCNA
11 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.59%) ACCA
12 4 (0.59%) CIMA
12 4 (0.59%) JNCIP
12 4 (0.59%) RHCE
13 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.44%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.67%) QA
2 19 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.33%) SLA
4 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.59%) WCAG
5 3 (0.44%) GMP
5 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
System Software
1 15 (2.21%) Active Directory
1 15 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.18%) vSphere
3 5 (0.74%) Postfix
4 4 (0.59%) iptables
4 4 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) Docker
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 34 (5.01%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.18%) Nagios
3 5 (0.74%) Puppet
4 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.44%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.15%) Control-M
6 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.15%) SCCM
6 1 (0.15%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 182 (26.84%) Oracle
2 125 (18.44%) Microsoft
3 50 (7.37%) SAP
4 43 (6.34%) HP
5 30 (4.42%) PeopleSoft
6 27 (3.98%) VMware
7 22 (3.24%) Informatica
8 20 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 17 (2.51%) IBM
11 14 (2.06%) Cisco
12 12 (1.77%) ATG
12 12 (1.77%) JD Edwards
13 10 (1.47%) Hyperion
14 8 (1.18%) ForgeRock
14 8 (1.18%) Pega
14 8 (1.18%) Siebel
15 7 (1.03%) Citrix
16 6 (0.88%) Remedy
16 6 (0.88%) Sybase
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Methods Professional Services Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £46,424 to £54,458 per annum Fixed Term Contract (23 months)
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Make positive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Amoria Bond
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 7 days ago