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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 353 308 369
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +61
Contract jobs citing System Testing 332 419 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.72% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.89% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 250 155
Median daily rate £370 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.88% -65.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £12.35 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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 -59 287 £375 - 60
London -39 96 £388 -3.12% 17
South East -17 58 £370 -1.33% 12
North West +18 34 £350 -9.67% 5
Scotland +18 29 £298 -4.03% 2
Yorkshire -9 28 £375 -3.22% 3
Hampshire +1 27 £400 +10.34% 4
City of London +24 25 £425 - 5
West Midlands -30 24 £340 +6.08% 7
East of England +10 21 £308 +11.66% 6
York +18 15 £375 -
North Yorkshire +14 15 £375 - 1
Manchester -12 15 £300 -23.80% 3
South West +14 13 £325 +16.07% 4
Edinburgh +5 12 £300 -3.22% 1
West Yorkshire -10 12 £325 -9.72% 2
Essex +16 10 £313 - 3
Cheshire - 10 £400 - 1
Leeds -3 9 £325 -23.52% 2
Coventry -12 9 £340 +28.30% 1
Hertfordshire +2 8 £308 -20.51% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 7 £120 -63.49% 1
Highlands +7 7 £275 -
Inverness +6 7 £275 -
Berkshire +5 7 £420 -1.17% 1
Warwickshire -4 7 £300 +11.11% 1
Croydon - 7 £375 -
Reading +17 6 - - 1
Basingstoke +4 6 £425 +13.33%
Glasgow 0 6 £323 -8.89% 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 238 (34.44%) SQL
2 214 (30.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 188 (27.21%) Oracle
4 174 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (22.87%) Finance
6 136 (19.68%) Microsoft
7 118 (17.08%) Test Scripting
8 116 (16.79%) Integration Testing
9 105 (15.20%) Regression Testing
10 98 (14.18%) Unit Testing
11 89 (12.88%) Functional Testing
12 84 (12.16%) Security Cleared
12 84 (12.16%) MS Excel
13 75 (10.85%) Unix
13 75 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
14 74 (10.71%) Test Strategy
15 73 (10.56%) Java
16 70 (10.13%) ISTQB
17 67 (9.70%) Windows
17 67 (9.70%) ISEB
17 67 (9.70%) Business Analysis
18 66 (9.55%) Software Testing
19 65 (9.41%) SC Cleared
19 65 (9.41%) SDLC
19 65 (9.41%) XML
19 65 (9.41%) JavaScript
20 64 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
21 63 (9.12%) Linux
22 62 (8.97%) JIRA
23 61 (8.83%) Selenium

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 50 (7.24%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.76%) Oracle UPK
3 24 (3.47%) JBoss
4 22 (3.18%) WebLogic
5 18 (2.60%) Apache
5 18 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.46%) IIS
6 17 (2.46%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.59%) CMS
8 10 (1.45%) SAS
9 7 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.01%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.87%) ATG Dynamo
11 5 (0.72%) LiveCycle
11 5 (0.72%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.58%) Documentum
13 3 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.43%) Confluence
13 3 (0.43%) FileNet
Applications
1 84 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 60 (8.68%) MS Office
3 22 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) DOC1
7 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 33 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (3.91%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.30%) SAP HR
5 8 (1.16%) SAP CRM
6 7 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.87%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.72%) Magento
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.72%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.72%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 5 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.58%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.58%) SAP PSCD
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.43%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.01%) Office 365
1 7 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.58%) Force.com
2 4 (0.58%) PaaS
2 4 (0.58%) SaaS
3 3 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.43%) GitHub
4 2 (0.29%) Heroku
4 2 (0.29%) Yammer
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.17%) Internet
2 12 (1.74%) Firewall
2 12 (1.74%) Kerberos
3 11 (1.59%) HTTP
4 10 (1.45%) DNS
5 9 (1.30%) VLAN
5 9 (1.30%) WAN
6 8 (1.16%) VPN
7 7 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (1.01%) DVB
8 6 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (0.87%) LAN
9 5 (0.72%) BGP
9 5 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.72%) HSRP
9 5 (0.72%) NX-OS
9 5 (0.72%) OSPF
9 5 (0.72%) Skype
9 5 (0.72%) SSH
10 4 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.96%) Oracle Database
3 41 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (4.34%) Oracle Database 10g
5 29 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (2.89%) DB2
7 20 (2.89%) Oracle Reports
7 20 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.74%) MySQL
9 12 (1.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 12 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
10 11 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 7 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (1.01%) SAP BW
13 7 (1.01%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 62 (8.97%) JIRA
2 61 (8.83%) Selenium
3 39 (5.64%) SoapUI
4 36 (5.21%) Visual Studio
5 27 (3.91%) Subversion
6 24 (3.47%) Git (software)
7 23 (3.33%) WebDriver
8 21 (3.04%) HP UFT
9 20 (2.89%) Oracle Forms
10 19 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (2.60%) Ant
11 18 (2.60%) JUnit
12 17 (2.46%) Cucumber
13 16 (2.32%) Oracle APEX
14 15 (2.17%) Maven
15 13 (1.88%) Jenkins
15 13 (1.88%) JMeter
15 13 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (1.30%) NUnit
16 9 (1.30%) Toad
General
1 158 (22.87%) Finance
2 42 (6.08%) Banking
3 30 (4.34%) Retail
4 18 (2.60%) Military
5 15 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.45%) Marketing
8 8 (1.16%) Billing
8 8 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.87%) Publishing
10 5 (0.72%) Back Office
10 5 (0.72%) Front Office
11 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.43%) Games
11 3 (0.43%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 228 (33.00%) Analyst
2 149 (21.56%) Developer
3 131 (18.96%) Test Analyst
4 58 (8.39%) Business Analyst
5 52 (7.53%) Consultant
6 45 (6.51%) Tester
7 38 (5.50%) Test Leader
8 34 (4.92%) Test Manager
9 33 (4.78%) Architect
10 32 (4.63%) Oracle Developer
11 28 (4.05%) SQL Developer
12 20 (2.89%) Oracle Forms Developer
12 20 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.60%) .NET Developer
13 18 (2.60%) Automation Tester
13 18 (2.60%) Business Systems Analyst
14 17 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
14 17 (2.46%) Senior Developer
15 16 (2.32%) Functional Consultant
15 16 (2.32%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.41%) XML
2 61 (8.83%) .NET
3 45 (6.51%) HTML
4 41 (5.93%) Web Services
5 37 (5.35%) CSS
6 35 (5.07%) SOAP
7 21 (3.04%) Ajax
8 20 (2.89%) jQuery
9 17 (2.46%) ASP.NET
10 14 (2.03%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.03%) Middleware
11 12 (1.74%) REST
11 12 (1.74%) RESTful
12 11 (1.59%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.45%) J2EE
14 9 (1.30%) JSON
14 9 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (1.30%) Spring
14 9 (1.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.88%) Data Structures
4 12 (1.74%) Derivative
4 12 (1.74%) Social Network
5 11 (1.59%) Data Integration
5 11 (1.59%) NHS
6 8 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.16%) LIMS
7 7 (1.01%) Digital TV
7 7 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.01%) STB
7 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
8 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.87%) User Experience
9 5 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.72%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 75 (10.85%) Unix
2 67 (9.70%) Windows
3 63 (9.12%) Linux
4 27 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.45%) CentOS
7 10 (1.45%) Solaris
7 10 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.58%) Android
11 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.43%) Fedora
13 2 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) MVS
14 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (30.97%) User Acceptance Testing
2 174 (25.18%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (17.08%) Test Scripting
4 116 (16.79%) Integration Testing
5 105 (15.20%) Regression Testing
6 98 (14.18%) Unit Testing
7 89 (12.88%) Functional Testing
8 74 (10.71%) Test Strategy
9 67 (9.70%) Business Analysis
10 66 (9.55%) Software Testing
11 65 (9.41%) SDLC
12 64 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
13 60 (8.68%) CRM
14 59 (8.54%) Migration
15 51 (7.38%) Project Management
16 50 (7.24%) Test Automation
17 48 (6.95%) Defect Management
18 43 (6.22%) Data Migration
18 43 (6.22%) Scrum
18 43 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (34.44%) SQL
2 73 (10.56%) Java
3 65 (9.41%) JavaScript
4 61 (8.83%) PL/SQL
5 44 (6.37%) C#
6 36 (5.21%) Python
6 36 (5.21%) Shell Script
7 20 (2.89%) Perl
8 19 (2.75%) C
9 14 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.30%) Ruby
11 6 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.87%) TypeScript
11 6 (0.87%) VB
12 5 (0.72%) C++
12 5 (0.72%) Groovy
12 5 (0.72%) PeopleCode
12 5 (0.72%) PHP
12 5 (0.72%) SQR
13 4 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 84 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 70 (10.13%) ISTQB
3 67 (9.70%) ISEB
4 65 (9.41%) SC Cleared
5 44 (6.37%) Degree
6 37 (5.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (2.46%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.88%) MCSE
8 13 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.01%) CCNA
10 7 (1.01%) CCNP
11 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.72%) JNCIP
12 4 (0.58%) ACCA
12 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.58%) CCA
12 4 (0.58%) CIMA
12 4 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.58%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.37%) QA
2 19 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.87%) SLA
4 5 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.58%) GMP
5 4 (0.58%) ISO13485
5 4 (0.58%) WCAG
6 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) MISRA
System Software
1 18 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.16%) vSphere
4 5 (0.72%) Postfix
5 4 (0.58%) iptables
5 4 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.29%) Firmware
7 2 (0.29%) HDFS
7 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 31 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.30%) Nagios
3 7 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.72%) Puppet
5 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (0.43%) SCOM
7 2 (0.29%) Ansible
7 2 (0.29%) Control-M
8 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.14%) SCCM
8 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 188 (27.21%) Oracle
2 136 (19.68%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.53%) SAP
4 36 (5.21%) HP
5 32 (4.63%) PeopleSoft
6 27 (3.91%) Informatica
7 24 (3.47%) VMware
8 21 (3.04%) Red Hat
9 20 (2.89%) Cisco
10 19 (2.75%) IBM
10 19 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (2.03%) JD Edwards
12 12 (1.74%) Hyperion
13 11 (1.59%) ForgeRock
14 10 (1.45%) Citrix
14 10 (1.45%) Cognos
15 8 (1.16%) Ab Initio
15 8 (1.16%) Remedy
16 7 (1.01%) hybris
16 7 (1.01%) Pega
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