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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 342 275 314
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +39
Contract jobs citing System Testing 268 314 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.88% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 174 153
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +33.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £29.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -44 252 £375 - 77
London -35 90 £435 +2.35% 27
South East +16 77 £351 +7.84% 21
Hampshire -12 22 £351 +16.83% 4
North West +1 20 £322 +17.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 17 £425 +29.27% 2
Berkshire -10 16 £215 -38.57% 9
City of London -11 15 £475 +5.55% 11
Yorkshire -20 15 £325 +3.17% 7
East of England +5 13 £430 +6.17% 5
West Midlands -8 12 £235 -32.85% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £430 +22.85% 1
South West -23 10 £343 +11.38% 6
Basingstoke +7 9 £351 +12.16%
Surrey +1 9 £463 +1.09% 3
East Midlands +6 8 £350 +16.66% 1
Reading -2 8 £275 -21.42% 6
West Yorkshire -17 8 £275 -14.06% 5
Kent - 8 £318 - 1
Manchester -2 7 £294 +6.72% 5
North East -8 6 £281 - 1
Scotland -18 6 £370 -1.33% 1
Lancashire - 6 £413 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 5 £300 -4.76%
Bristol -3 5 £335 -17.28% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 5 £269 - 1
Tyne and Wear -7 5 £269 - 1
Milton Keynes -9 5 £309 +19.90% 2
Sheffield +2 4 £325 +3.17%
Oxfordshire -13 4 £250 +42.85% 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 208 (34.67%) SQL
2 203 (33.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 140 (23.33%) Finance
3 140 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (19.50%) Oracle
5 96 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 85 (14.17%) QA
7 82 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
8 81 (13.50%) XML
9 77 (12.83%) Microsoft
10 75 (12.50%) ISEB
11 74 (12.33%) Integration Testing
12 71 (11.83%) SQL Server
12 71 (11.83%) .NET
12 71 (11.83%) Java
13 70 (11.67%) HTML
14 67 (11.17%) Regression Testing
15 61 (10.17%) JavaScript
15 61 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
16 60 (10.00%) Test Strategy
16 60 (10.00%) Unit Testing
17 57 (9.50%) Security Cleared
18 55 (9.17%) CSS
19 53 (8.83%) Migration
20 52 (8.67%) Test Management
21 48 (8.00%) Business Analysis
22 46 (7.67%) Software Testing
22 46 (7.67%) Scrum
23 45 (7.50%) CRM
24 44 (7.33%) HP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.00%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.33%) Apache
3 14 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.67%) CMS
5 9 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (1.50%) SAS
6 8 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.67%) IIS
7 4 (0.67%) Documentum
7 4 (0.67%) LiveCycle
8 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.50%) Tuxedo
8 3 (0.50%) JBoss
9 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (0.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 34 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.33%) MS Office
3 8 (1.33%) MS Project
4 5 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 31 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.67%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 8 (1.33%) Agresso
4 6 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.00%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.33%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.33%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) Force.com
2 1 (0.17%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.17%) WAN
2 12 (2.00%) LAN
3 11 (1.83%) Wireshark
4 10 (1.67%) SAN
5 9 (1.50%) DNS
6 8 (1.33%) VPN
6 8 (1.33%) Firewall
7 6 (1.00%) DHCP
7 6 (1.00%) Internet
8 5 (0.83%) 3G
8 5 (0.83%) HTTP
9 4 (0.67%) GSM
9 4 (0.67%) 4G
10 3 (0.50%) LTE
10 3 (0.50%) Network Security
10 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.50%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.50%) UMTS
11 2 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.50%) Oracle Database
3 27 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.50%) OLAP
12 8 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (1.17%) Oracle OLAP
13 7 (1.17%) DB2
13 7 (1.17%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 4 (0.67%) MySQL
15 4 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (6.67%) JIRA
2 36 (6.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (4.67%) Selenium
4 25 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 21 (3.50%) JUnit
6 20 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 18 (3.00%) Subversion
8 15 (2.50%) Ant
9 14 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (2.17%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.67%) MSI
12 9 (1.50%) Maven
12 9 (1.50%) LoadRunner
13 8 (1.33%) PHPUnit
14 7 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (1.17%) RequisitePro
15 6 (1.00%) ClearCase
15 6 (1.00%) Rational Robot
15 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (1.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 140 (23.33%) Finance
2 37 (6.17%) Banking
3 22 (3.67%) Retail
4 18 (3.00%) Back Office
5 14 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.83%) Billing
7 8 (1.33%) Military
8 7 (1.17%) Electronics
8 7 (1.17%) Front Office
9 5 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.67%) Legal
11 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.50%) Automotive
11 3 (0.50%) Local Government
11 3 (0.50%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 236 (39.33%) Analyst
2 129 (21.50%) Test Analyst
3 126 (21.00%) Developer
4 63 (10.50%) Business Analyst
5 61 (10.17%) Test Manager
6 50 (8.33%) Tester
7 45 (7.50%) Consultant
8 26 (4.33%) Systems Analyst
8 26 (4.33%) Test Engineer
9 24 (4.00%) Java Developer
10 17 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (2.33%) .NET Developer
11 14 (2.33%) Systems Tester
12 13 (2.17%) Project Manager
13 12 (2.00%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.00%) Technical Analyst
13 12 (2.00%) CRM Developer
14 11 (1.83%) Test Leader
14 11 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 11 (1.83%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (13.50%) XML
2 71 (11.83%) .NET
3 70 (11.67%) HTML
4 55 (9.17%) CSS
5 29 (4.83%) Web Services
6 28 (4.67%) jQuery
7 23 (3.83%) SOAP
8 20 (3.33%) ASP.NET
9 18 (3.00%) Spring
10 15 (2.50%) WCF
11 14 (2.33%) Ajax
12 13 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (2.00%) Hibernate
13 12 (2.00%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.83%) Servlets
15 10 (1.67%) XSLT
16 9 (1.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 9 (1.50%) Silverlight
17 8 (1.33%) JDBC
17 8 (1.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 14 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.00%) iPad
6 10 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.67%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.17%) iPhone
7 7 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.17%) User Experience
7 7 (1.17%) Derivative
7 7 (1.17%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.00%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.83%) Equities
9 5 (0.83%) NHS
9 5 (0.83%) W3C
10 4 (0.67%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.67%) Device Driver
10 4 (0.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.00%) Windows
2 35 (5.83%) Linux
3 27 (4.50%) UNIX
4 16 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.50%) Windows Vista
6 9 (1.50%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.33%) Android
8 7 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.67%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.67%) VME
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.50%) webOS
11 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.50%) Solaris
12 2 (0.33%) AIX
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (33.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 140 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 74 (12.33%) Integration Testing
5 67 (11.17%) Regression Testing
6 60 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 60 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 53 (8.83%) Migration
8 52 (8.67%) Test Management
9 48 (8.00%) Business Analysis
10 46 (7.67%) Software Testing
10 46 (7.67%) Scrum
11 45 (7.50%) CRM
12 43 (7.17%) ETL
13 40 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (6.50%) Project Management
15 36 (6.00%) Test Automation
16 34 (5.67%) Data Migration
17 31 (5.17%) ERP
17 31 (5.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 208 (34.67%) SQL
2 71 (11.83%) Java
3 61 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 42 (7.00%) C#
5 34 (5.67%) PL/SQL
6 21 (3.50%) VBA
7 18 (3.00%) PHP
8 17 (2.83%) VB
9 14 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.00%) Perl
11 10 (1.67%) C
11 10 (1.67%) C++
12 9 (1.50%) Python
13 8 (1.33%) COBOL
14 6 (1.00%) VB6
15 4 (0.67%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.50%) C-shell
16 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 75 (12.50%) ISEB
2 57 (9.50%) Security Cleared
3 41 (6.83%) ISTQB
4 37 (6.17%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.50%) Degree
6 22 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.00%) MCSE
9 8 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.17%) NVQ Level 4
13 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (14.17%) QA
2 6 (1.00%) EMIR
3 4 (0.67%) COREP
4 2 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) FATCA
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) GAMP
5 1 (0.17%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.17%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.33%) Xen
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 61 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.00%) SCCM
3 9 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.33%) Nagios
5 2 (0.33%) WMI
5 2 (0.33%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.17%) Puppet
6 1 (0.17%) SCOM
6 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 117 (19.50%) Oracle
2 77 (12.83%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.33%) HP
4 25 (4.17%) SAP
5 16 (2.67%) JD Edwards
6 15 (2.50%) VMware
7 12 (2.00%) Cisco
8 10 (1.67%) IBM
8 10 (1.67%) Symantec
9 9 (1.50%) Sybase
10 8 (1.33%) Business Objects
10 8 (1.33%) Informatica
10 8 (1.33%) Ektron
11 7 (1.17%) CA
11 7 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.00%) Adobe
13 5 (0.83%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.83%) Calypso
14 4 (0.67%) Cognos
14 4 (0.67%) Micro Focus
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-350 Per Day
Posted: 16 days ago