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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 311 285 289
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs citing System Testing 358 367 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.67% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.90% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 215 164
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£363 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £261 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £35.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -18 315 £358 -10.48% 86
London -36 117 £453 +6.47% 30
South East +22 90 £350 -6.97% 14
Berkshire +20 29 £320 -17.41% 4
North West 0 27 £425 +54.54% 11
City of London -16 27 £363 -9.37% 14
West Midlands +1 22 £363 +11.53% 10
Hampshire +1 20 £360 +20.00% 3
Scotland -9 20 £375 - 4
Reading +17 17 £350 +7.69% 3
Manchester +4 17 £325 +23.80% 6
Wales +5 16 £424 +35.60%
East Midlands -7 16 £305 +22.00% 3
South West +5 14 £313 -10.71% 5
Yorkshire -11 13 £325 -27.77% 7
Surrey +6 11 £500 +42.85% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £283 -22.06% 1
West Yorkshire -13 10 £313 -30.55% 5
Milton Keynes -3 9 £300 -17.24% 1
Edinburgh -8 9 £363 -11.58% 3
Winchester -7 8 £343 +14.16%
Glasgow -9 8 £388 +13.97%
Oxfordshire -14 8 £350 - 1
East of England -21 8 - - 5
Warwickshire +2 7 £325 - 4
Bracknell +4 6 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 6 £343 - 3
Nottingham -7 6 £343 - 1
Hertfordshire -5 5 - -
Leeds -19 5 £288 -36.11% 4

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 218 (34.71%) SQL
2 217 (34.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 175 (27.87%) Finance
4 158 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (18.47%) XML
6 110 (17.52%) Test Scripting
7 103 (16.40%) Oracle
8 99 (15.76%) Integration Testing
9 88 (14.01%) Microsoft
10 84 (13.38%) SQL Server
11 82 (13.06%) .NET
12 81 (12.90%) ISEB
13 78 (12.42%) QA
14 77 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
14 77 (12.26%) HTML
15 72 (11.46%) Security Cleared
16 70 (11.15%) Java
17 66 (10.51%) UNIX
17 66 (10.51%) Regression Testing
18 64 (10.19%) Business Analysis
19 63 (10.03%) C#
20 61 (9.71%) JavaScript
20 61 (9.71%) Test Management
21 60 (9.55%) Unit Testing
22 57 (9.08%) Banking
23 55 (8.76%) ISTQB
23 55 (8.76%) Test Strategy
24 54 (8.60%) ETL
25 53 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
25 53 (8.44%) Degree

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 22 (3.50%) SAS
2 21 (3.34%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.75%) CMS
5 9 (1.43%) Apache
5 9 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.96%) Confluence
6 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.96%) IIS
7 5 (0.80%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.48%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.32%) WordPress
9 2 (0.32%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.32%) JBoss
10 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 44 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.07%) MS Office
3 7 (1.11%) MS Project
4 5 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.11%) WebTrends
2 7 (1.11%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.64%) Magento
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.64%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.48%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.48%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.48%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.27%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.48%) Google Checkout
5 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
6 1 (0.16%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.07%) Wireshark
2 10 (1.59%) LAN
2 10 (1.59%) WAN
3 8 (1.27%) 4G
3 8 (1.27%) 3G
4 7 (1.11%) VPN
4 7 (1.11%) Firewall
5 6 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.80%) GSM
6 5 (0.80%) HTTP
6 5 (0.80%) SAN
7 4 (0.64%) LTE
7 4 (0.64%) Wireless
7 4 (0.64%) 3GPP
7 4 (0.64%) UMTS
8 3 (0.48%) Internet
8 3 (0.48%) Extranet
8 3 (0.48%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.48%) FCoE
8 3 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.82%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 20 (3.18%) DB2
8 19 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (2.39%) Base SAS
12 14 (2.23%) DbVisualizer
13 13 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.91%) OLAP
15 9 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
15 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (1.27%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 48 (7.64%) JIRA
2 33 (5.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (4.94%) Subversion
4 27 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (4.30%) Selenium
5 17 (2.71%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 16 (2.55%) Axure RP
7 15 (2.39%) Maven
7 15 (2.39%) SoapUI
8 13 (2.07%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.75%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.75%) PHPUnit
10 10 (1.59%) WebDriver
10 10 (1.59%) Git (software)
11 9 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (1.43%) LoadRunner
12 8 (1.27%) Rational Functional Tester
12 8 (1.27%) Rational Robot
12 8 (1.27%) RequisitePro
General
1 175 (27.87%) Finance
2 57 (9.08%) Banking
3 35 (5.57%) Retail
4 24 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.34%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.55%) Back Office
7 12 (1.91%) Billing
8 11 (1.75%) Marketing
9 7 (1.11%) Publishing
10 6 (0.96%) Front Office
11 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.64%) Military
12 4 (0.64%) Legal
13 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.48%) Electronics
13 3 (0.48%) International Banking
13 3 (0.48%) Local Government
14 2 (0.32%) Avionics
14 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 249 (39.65%) Analyst
2 151 (24.04%) Developer
3 136 (21.66%) Test Analyst
4 71 (11.31%) Business Analyst
5 64 (10.19%) Test Manager
6 50 (7.96%) Tester
7 42 (6.69%) Systems Analyst
8 27 (4.30%) Test Engineer
9 25 (3.98%) Consultant
10 20 (3.18%) C# Developer
11 19 (3.03%) .NET Developer
12 17 (2.71%) Java Developer
12 17 (2.71%) Oracle Developer
13 15 (2.39%) Test Leader
14 14 (2.23%) Automation Tester
14 14 (2.23%) Systems Tester
15 13 (2.07%) Business Systems Analyst
16 12 (1.91%) Senior Analyst
17 11 (1.75%) Systems Test Analyst
18 10 (1.59%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (18.47%) XML
2 82 (13.06%) .NET
3 77 (12.26%) HTML
4 42 (6.69%) Web Services
5 40 (6.37%) CSS
6 30 (4.78%) ASP.NET
7 29 (4.62%) WCF
8 27 (4.30%) .NET Framework
9 24 (3.82%) RESTful
10 20 (3.18%) jQuery
11 17 (2.71%) SOAP
11 17 (2.71%) J2EE
11 17 (2.71%) WPF
12 16 (2.55%) Spring
13 14 (2.23%) Flash
14 13 (2.07%) Servlets
14 13 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (1.91%) XSLT
16 11 (1.75%) Ajax
16 11 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.34%) Client/Server
3 20 (3.18%) User Experience
4 17 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.71%) SWIFT
5 16 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.39%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.39%) Data Extraction
7 14 (2.23%) IBM Mainframe
8 13 (2.07%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.75%) Derivative
9 11 (1.75%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.11%) NHS
11 6 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
11 6 (0.96%) iSeries
12 5 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (0.80%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.64%) Social Media
13 4 (0.64%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.51%) UNIX
2 28 (4.46%) Linux
3 22 (3.50%) Windows
4 10 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.11%) Android
6 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.64%) webOS
7 4 (0.64%) VME
8 3 (0.48%) AIX
8 3 (0.48%) Solaris
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.32%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.16%) OS/400
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (34.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 158 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (17.52%) Test Scripting
4 99 (15.76%) Integration Testing
5 66 (10.51%) Regression Testing
6 64 (10.19%) Business Analysis
7 61 (9.71%) Test Management
8 60 (9.55%) Unit Testing
9 55 (8.76%) Test Strategy
10 54 (8.60%) ETL
11 53 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (8.28%) Migration
13 45 (7.17%) Scrum
14 37 (5.89%) Software Testing
14 37 (5.89%) Use Case
15 35 (5.57%) MVC
16 34 (5.41%) Validation
17 33 (5.25%) TDD
18 30 (4.78%) CRM
18 30 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 218 (34.71%) SQL
2 70 (11.15%) Java
3 63 (10.03%) C#
4 61 (9.71%) JavaScript
5 48 (7.64%) PL/SQL
6 34 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 19 (3.03%) PHP
8 16 (2.55%) VB
9 14 (2.23%) VB.NET
10 11 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.27%) VBScript
12 7 (1.11%) Perl
12 7 (1.11%) REXX
12 7 (1.11%) VB6
13 6 (0.96%) COBOL
14 5 (0.80%) C
14 5 (0.80%) VBA
14 5 (0.80%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.64%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 81 (12.90%) ISEB
2 72 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 55 (8.76%) ISTQB
4 53 (8.44%) Degree
5 49 (7.80%) SC Cleared
6 24 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.59%) MCSE
10 6 (0.96%) HND
11 5 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.16%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (12.42%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) EMIR
2 4 (0.64%) COREP
2 4 (0.64%) SLA
3 3 (0.48%) MiFID
4 2 (0.32%) FINREP
4 2 (0.32%) HL7
4 2 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) GMP
5 1 (0.16%) FATCA
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Firmware
3 1 (0.16%) Xen
3 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.48%) Control-M
3 2 (0.32%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 103 (16.40%) Oracle
2 88 (14.01%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.01%) HP
4 35 (5.57%) IBM
5 27 (4.30%) SAP
6 16 (2.55%) Informatica
7 12 (1.91%) Business Objects
7 12 (1.91%) Sybase
8 11 (1.75%) Google
9 10 (1.59%) Adobe
10 9 (1.43%) Cisco
10 9 (1.43%) VMware
10 9 (1.43%) Telerik
11 7 (1.11%) Cognos
11 7 (1.11%) Aprimo
11 7 (1.11%) Eloqua
11 7 (1.11%) Tableau
11 7 (1.11%) Ektron
12 6 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.80%) Calypso
Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £18.14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago