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 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 362 294 348
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +54
Contract jobs citing System Testing 313 466 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.99% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 262 197
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 41 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.88% -64.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 -
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -76 270 £375 - 43
London -57 78 £425 +6.25% 12
South East -22 56 £343 -8.66% 15
East of England +27 36 £325 -
North West +3 29 £375 -11.24% 4
Scotland +12 26 £295 -3.27%
Hampshire -19 21 £343 -13.01% 2
West Midlands -21 21 £369 +5.05% 3
Yorkshire -9 20 £313 -10.71% 3
South West +13 19 £315 +9.47%
City of London +7 19 £529 +41.09% 2
Hertfordshire +4 15 £308 -38.40%
Edinburgh +17 14 £295 -1.66%
Manchester -13 14 £325 -23.52% 4
Berkshire +17 13 £420 +8.38% 1
North Yorkshire +11 12 - - 1
York +9 12 - - 1
Coventry -2 12 £371 +5.76%
Reading - 11 £600 -
Essex +6 9 £325 +54.76%
Cheshire +17 8 £383 +27.50%
Bristol +5 8 £280 -15.53%
Basildon +11 7 £325 -
Inverness +5 7 £275 -
Highlands +5 7 £275 -
West Yorkshire -15 7 £300 -14.28% 2
Suffolk +7 6 £185 -43.07%
Gloucestershire 0 6 - -
Cambridgeshire +25 5 £404 +40.39%
Buckinghamshire +20 5 £120 -63.49% 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 213 (33.97%) SQL
2 181 (28.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 175 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (24.72%) Finance
5 145 (23.13%) Oracle
6 131 (20.89%) Microsoft
7 115 (18.34%) Test Scripting
8 100 (15.95%) Integration Testing
9 96 (15.31%) Regression Testing
10 82 (13.08%) MS Excel
11 77 (12.28%) Functional Testing
12 74 (11.80%) Java
13 73 (11.64%) Unit Testing
13 73 (11.64%) Security Cleared
14 72 (11.48%) Selenium
15 71 (11.32%) Test Strategy
16 67 (10.69%) JIRA
17 66 (10.53%) Unix
18 65 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
19 63 (10.05%) Test Automation
19 63 (10.05%) Linux
20 62 (9.89%) JavaScript
21 61 (9.73%) .NET
21 61 (9.73%) ISTQB
22 59 (9.41%) SQL Server
23 57 (9.09%) MS Office
23 57 (9.09%) Migration
23 57 (9.09%) SC Cleared
24 56 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
25 54 (8.61%) SAP

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 40 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.35%) WebLogic
3 19 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 19 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.71%) Apache
4 17 (2.71%) JBoss
5 14 (2.23%) IIS
6 13 (2.07%) Oracle UPK
7 12 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.59%) CMS
9 9 (1.44%) SAS
10 8 (1.28%) Confluence
11 5 (0.80%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.48%) FileNet
13 2 (0.32%) ATG Dynamo
13 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 82 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 57 (9.09%) MS Office
3 23 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 19 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.39%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) DOC1
6 2 (0.32%) Simulink
6 2 (0.32%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.32%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 32 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.44%) SAP CRM
4 9 (1.44%) SAP HR
5 8 (1.28%) Magento
6 6 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.96%) SAP PSCD
7 5 (0.80%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.48%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.48%) Workday HCM
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.48%) Force.com
2 3 (0.48%) GitHub
2 3 (0.48%) PaaS
3 2 (0.32%) Office 365
3 2 (0.32%) SaaS
3 2 (0.32%) Yammer
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.39%) Internet
2 12 (1.91%) Kerberos
3 10 (1.59%) Firewall
4 9 (1.44%) DNS
4 9 (1.44%) HTTP
4 9 (1.44%) VLAN
5 8 (1.28%) WAN
6 7 (1.12%) DVB
6 7 (1.12%) LAN
6 7 (1.12%) VPN
7 5 (0.80%) BGP
7 5 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.80%) HSRP
7 5 (0.80%) NX-OS
7 5 (0.80%) OSPF
8 4 (0.64%) ATM
8 4 (0.64%) SSH
9 3 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (5.74%) Oracle Database
4 27 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (3.51%) DB2
7 19 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 18 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 16 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (2.39%) MySQL
10 15 (2.39%) Oracle Database 12c
11 13 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.91%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.59%) SAP BW
14 9 (1.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 8 (1.28%) DbVisualizer
16 7 (1.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 72 (11.48%) Selenium
2 67 (10.69%) JIRA
3 45 (7.18%) SoapUI
4 34 (5.42%) WebDriver
5 33 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 33 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 26 (4.15%) Subversion
7 25 (3.99%) Cucumber
7 25 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (3.51%) JUnit
9 20 (3.19%) JMeter
10 19 (3.03%) HP UFT
11 18 (2.87%) Oracle APEX
12 17 (2.71%) Jenkins
12 17 (2.71%) Maven
13 15 (2.39%) Ant
14 13 (2.07%) NUnit
14 13 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 12 (1.91%) TeamCity
16 11 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 155 (24.72%) Finance
2 42 (6.70%) Banking
3 33 (5.26%) Retail
4 14 (2.23%) Military
5 13 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.28%) Billing
8 8 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.12%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.80%) Back Office
10 5 (0.80%) Marketing
11 4 (0.64%) Electronics
11 4 (0.64%) Publishing
11 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.32%) Front Office
13 2 (0.32%) Games
13 2 (0.32%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 202 (32.22%) Analyst
2 136 (21.69%) Developer
3 110 (17.54%) Test Analyst
4 61 (9.73%) Business Analyst
5 60 (9.57%) Tester
6 48 (7.66%) Consultant
7 37 (5.90%) Test Leader
8 27 (4.31%) Test Manager
9 25 (3.99%) Automation Tester
10 22 (3.51%) Oracle Developer
11 20 (3.19%) SQL Developer
12 18 (2.87%) Systems Analyst
13 17 (2.71%) Architect
14 16 (2.55%) Financial Analyst
15 15 (2.39%) .NET Developer
15 15 (2.39%) Business Systems Analyst
15 15 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
16 14 (2.23%) Python Developer
16 14 (2.23%) SAP Consultant
16 14 (2.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.73%) .NET
2 44 (7.02%) HTML
3 41 (6.54%) Web Services
3 41 (6.54%) XML
4 32 (5.10%) SOAP
5 31 (4.94%) CSS
6 20 (3.19%) jQuery
7 19 (3.03%) Ajax
8 17 (2.71%) ASP.NET
9 16 (2.55%) Gherkin
10 15 (2.39%) RESTful
11 14 (2.23%) Middleware
12 13 (2.07%) Spring
13 12 (1.91%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.91%) REST
14 11 (1.75%) J2EE
15 10 (1.59%) JSON
16 9 (1.44%) .NET Framework
16 9 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
16 9 (1.44%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.07%) NHS
4 12 (1.91%) Data Structures
4 12 (1.91%) Derivative
4 12 (1.91%) Social Network
5 10 (1.59%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.28%) LIMS
8 7 (1.12%) Digital TV
8 7 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
8 7 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.12%) STB
9 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.80%) Equities
10 5 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.64%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.48%) Data Conversion
12 3 (0.48%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.53%) Unix
2 63 (10.05%) Linux
3 53 (8.45%) Windows
4 17 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.59%) CentOS
6 10 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (1.44%) Solaris
8 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.64%) Android
10 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.48%) Fedora
11 2 (0.32%) AIX
11 2 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.32%) MVS
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (28.87%) User Acceptance Testing
2 175 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (18.34%) Test Scripting
4 100 (15.95%) Integration Testing
5 96 (15.31%) Regression Testing
6 77 (12.28%) Functional Testing
7 73 (11.64%) Unit Testing
8 71 (11.32%) Test Strategy
9 63 (10.05%) Test Automation
10 57 (9.09%) Migration
11 56 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
12 54 (8.61%) Software Testing
13 53 (8.45%) Business Analysis
13 53 (8.45%) Scrum
13 53 (8.45%) SDLC
14 52 (8.29%) CRM
15 47 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (7.18%) Data Analysis
16 45 (7.18%) ETL
17 43 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (33.97%) SQL
2 74 (11.80%) Java
3 62 (9.89%) JavaScript
4 48 (7.66%) PL/SQL
5 47 (7.50%) Python
6 43 (6.86%) C#
7 26 (4.15%) Perl
8 25 (3.99%) C
8 25 (3.99%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.39%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.44%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.44%) Ruby
11 8 (1.28%) C++
12 7 (1.12%) PHP
12 7 (1.12%) VB
13 6 (0.96%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.96%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.80%) ABAP
14 5 (0.80%) Scala
15 4 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (11.64%) Security Cleared
2 61 (9.73%) ISTQB
3 57 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 53 (8.45%) ISEB
5 43 (6.86%) Degree
6 30 (4.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.55%) MCSE
7 16 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.07%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.59%) CCNA
11 8 (1.28%) CCA
11 8 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.96%) CCNP
14 5 (0.80%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.80%) JNCIP
14 5 (0.80%) MCP
15 4 (0.64%) RHCE
16 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.50%) QA
2 19 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.59%) SLA
4 5 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.64%) ISO13485
6 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.32%) GMP
7 2 (0.32%) ISO26262
7 2 (0.32%) SDET
7 2 (0.32%) WCAG
8 1 (0.16%) MISRA
8 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) SEPA
8 1 (0.16%) TARGET2
System Software
1 17 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.96%) vSphere
4 4 (0.64%) iptables
4 4 (0.64%) Postfix
4 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.32%) Firmware
6 2 (0.32%) HDFS
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 29 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.44%) Nagios
3 7 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.64%) Puppet
4 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.48%) Control-M
5 3 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.16%) Ansible
6 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 145 (23.13%) Oracle
2 131 (20.89%) Microsoft
3 54 (8.61%) SAP
4 34 (5.42%) HP
5 27 (4.31%) Informatica
6 22 (3.51%) IBM
6 22 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 21 (3.35%) Cisco
8 19 (3.03%) VMware
9 16 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (2.23%) PeopleSoft
11 11 (1.75%) Citrix
12 10 (1.59%) Cognos
12 10 (1.59%) ForgeRock
12 10 (1.59%) JD Edwards
13 9 (1.44%) hybris
13 9 (1.44%) Remedy
14 8 (1.28%) Adobe
14 8 (1.28%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.28%) Hyperion
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