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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 364 294 361
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +67
Contract jobs citing System Testing 312 421 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.74% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.92% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 247 156
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £12.35 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.12% -65.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £12.35 £34.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £12.35 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+244.12% -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
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -80 290 £375 +3.44% 60
London -33 114 £385 -9.41% 18
South East -47 51 £400 +12.28% 9
North West 0 28 £335 +28.10% 8
Hampshire -3 26 £400 +14.28% 3
West Midlands -32 26 £345 -11.53% 6
Yorkshire +2 25 £375 +1.35% 4
City of London +27 19 £400 -8.57% 5
East of England +18 16 £325 +26.42% 9
North Yorkshire +16 15 £375 +17.18% 1
York +12 15 £375 +17.18% 1
Scotland -4 15 £300 -14.28% 2
South West +3 11 £310 -1.58% 1
Manchester -5 10 £300 -12.72% 2
West Yorkshire -9 10 £375 -3.22% 2
Midlands - 10 £275 -
Cheshire +7 9 £400 +28.00% 4
Edinburgh +5 9 £317 -9.48%
Essex - 9 £325 - 4
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £120 -65.71% 1
Basingstoke +3 7 £425 +13.33% 1
Warwickshire -1 7 £300 -6.25%
Coventry -10 7 £370 +43.68% 2
Leeds -13 7 £400 -5.88% 1
Worcestershire +6 6 £375 -
Andover -11 6 £413 - 1
Croydon - 6 £375 - 1
Malvern - 6 £375 -
East Midlands -4 5 £250 -34.21% 4
Basildon - 5 £380 - 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 228 (32.76%) SQL
2 222 (31.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 190 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (27.01%) Oracle
5 163 (23.42%) Finance
6 151 (21.70%) Microsoft
7 118 (16.95%) Test Scripting
8 117 (16.81%) Integration Testing
9 107 (15.37%) Regression Testing
10 99 (14.22%) Unit Testing
11 91 (13.07%) Security Cleared
12 88 (12.64%) MS Excel
13 86 (12.36%) Functional Testing
14 84 (12.07%) Unix
15 80 (11.49%) XML
16 78 (11.21%) Java
16 78 (11.21%) Test Strategy
16 78 (11.21%) ISTQB
17 74 (10.63%) Software Testing
17 74 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
18 71 (10.20%) Business Analysis
18 71 (10.20%) ISEB
19 70 (10.06%) Linux
19 70 (10.06%) SDLC
20 69 (9.91%) Windows
20 69 (9.91%) PL/SQL
20 69 (9.91%) JIRA
21 67 (9.63%) Oracle Database
22 64 (9.20%) SC Cleared
22 64 (9.20%) JavaScript

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 47 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.59%) JBoss
2 25 (3.59%) Oracle UPK
3 22 (3.16%) WebLogic
4 17 (2.44%) IIS
4 17 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.30%) Apache
5 16 (2.30%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.16%) SAS
7 14 (2.01%) CMS
8 12 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.15%) ATG Dynamo
10 7 (1.01%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.72%) Documentum
11 5 (0.72%) LiveCycle
11 5 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.57%) Confluence
13 3 (0.43%) FileNet
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 88 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 59 (8.48%) MS Office
3 25 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.43%) MS Project
7 2 (0.29%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 36 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.59%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.15%) SAP CRM
4 7 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.01%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.86%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.72%) Magento
6 5 (0.72%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 5 (0.72%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.57%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.43%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.43%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (1.15%) Force.com
2 7 (1.01%) Office 365
3 6 (0.86%) Heroku
3 6 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.72%) SaaS
5 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.43%) PaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.29%) GitHub
7 2 (0.29%) Yammer
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.87%) Internet
2 11 (1.58%) Firewall
2 11 (1.58%) HTTP
3 10 (1.44%) WAN
4 9 (1.29%) Kerberos
4 9 (1.29%) VLAN
5 8 (1.15%) DNS
5 8 (1.15%) VPN
6 7 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.01%) LAN
7 6 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.72%) ATM
8 5 (0.72%) BGP
8 5 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (0.72%) DVB
8 5 (0.72%) HSRP
8 5 (0.72%) NX-OS
8 5 (0.72%) OSPF
8 5 (0.72%) SAN
8 5 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (9.63%) Oracle Database
2 62 (8.91%) SQL Server
3 48 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (5.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 38 (5.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 26 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
8 19 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (2.44%) DB2
10 12 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 12 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (1.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 10 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (1.01%) SAP BW
14 7 (1.01%) Star Schema
15 6 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 69 (9.91%) JIRA
2 60 (8.62%) Selenium
3 36 (5.17%) SoapUI
4 34 (4.89%) Visual Studio
5 28 (4.02%) Oracle Forms
6 25 (3.59%) Subversion
7 23 (3.30%) Cucumber
7 23 (3.30%) WebDriver
8 22 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (3.02%) HP UFT
10 20 (2.87%) Git (software)
11 18 (2.59%) Ant
12 16 (2.30%) JUnit
12 16 (2.30%) Oracle APEX
13 15 (2.16%) Maven
13 15 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 14 (2.01%) Jenkins
15 11 (1.58%) JMeter
16 9 (1.29%) Toad
17 7 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 163 (23.42%) Finance
2 45 (6.47%) Banking
3 30 (4.31%) Retail
4 17 (2.44%) Military
5 13 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.72%) Billing
7 8 (1.15%) Back Office
7 8 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.15%) Marketing
8 7 (1.01%) Front Office
8 7 (1.01%) Publishing
9 6 (0.86%) Games
10 4 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 225 (32.33%) Analyst
2 145 (20.83%) Developer
3 133 (19.11%) Test Analyst
4 50 (7.18%) Business Analyst
5 45 (6.47%) Test Manager
6 42 (6.03%) Consultant
6 42 (6.03%) Tester
7 41 (5.89%) Oracle Developer
8 38 (5.46%) Architect
9 37 (5.32%) Test Leader
10 28 (4.02%) Oracle Forms Developer
11 27 (3.88%) SQL Developer
12 21 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.87%) Business Systems Analyst
13 20 (2.87%) Financial Analyst
14 18 (2.59%) Automation Tester
14 18 (2.59%) Java Developer
15 17 (2.44%) PL/SQL Developer
15 17 (2.44%) Project Manager
16 16 (2.30%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.49%) XML
2 54 (7.76%) .NET
3 48 (6.90%) Web Services
4 45 (6.47%) HTML
5 38 (5.46%) SOAP
6 35 (5.03%) CSS
7 21 (3.02%) Ajax
8 19 (2.73%) jQuery
9 15 (2.16%) ASP.NET
9 15 (2.16%) RESTful
10 14 (2.01%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.87%) Middleware
12 10 (1.44%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.29%) COM
13 9 (1.29%) J2EE
13 9 (1.29%) JSP
13 9 (1.29%) REST
14 8 (1.15%) Spring
14 8 (1.15%) Visualforce
15 7 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.59%) Data Structures
4 12 (1.72%) NHS
4 12 (1.72%) Social Network
5 11 (1.58%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.44%) Derivative
6 10 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.86%) Thin Client
9 6 (0.86%) User Experience
9 6 (0.86%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.72%) Digital TV
10 5 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.72%) STB
10 5 (0.72%) W3C
11 4 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 84 (12.07%) Unix
2 70 (10.06%) Linux
3 69 (9.91%) Windows
4 29 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.58%) Solaris
6 11 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.44%) CentOS
8 8 (1.15%) Android
8 8 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.72%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.43%) AIX
10 3 (0.43%) Fedora
11 2 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) MVS
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (31.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 190 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (16.95%) Test Scripting
4 117 (16.81%) Integration Testing
5 107 (15.37%) Regression Testing
6 99 (14.22%) Unit Testing
7 86 (12.36%) Functional Testing
8 78 (11.21%) Test Strategy
9 74 (10.63%) Software Testing
10 71 (10.20%) Business Analysis
11 70 (10.06%) SDLC
12 64 (9.20%) CRM
13 61 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (8.48%) Migration
15 52 (7.47%) Project Management
16 50 (7.18%) Scrum
17 48 (6.90%) Test Automation
17 48 (6.90%) Waterfall
18 45 (6.47%) ETL
18 45 (6.47%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 228 (32.76%) SQL
2 78 (11.21%) Java
3 69 (9.91%) PL/SQL
4 64 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 43 (6.18%) Shell Script
6 37 (5.32%) C#
7 34 (4.89%) Python
8 21 (3.02%) Perl
9 20 (2.87%) C
10 13 (1.87%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.15%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.15%) SOQL
12 7 (1.01%) Ruby
13 6 (0.86%) C++
13 6 (0.86%) PHP
14 5 (0.72%) PeopleCode
14 5 (0.72%) SQR
15 4 (0.57%) COBOL
15 4 (0.57%) Groovy
15 4 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 78 (11.21%) ISTQB
3 71 (10.20%) ISEB
4 64 (9.20%) SC Cleared
5 41 (5.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (5.60%) Degree
7 23 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.72%) MCSE
8 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.01%) CCNP
11 6 (0.86%) CCNA
11 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.72%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.57%) ACCA
13 4 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.57%) CIMA
13 4 (0.57%) RHCE
14 3 (0.43%) CCA
14 3 (0.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.04%) QA
2 20 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.01%) SLA
4 5 (0.72%) WCAG
5 4 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.43%) GMP
6 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) MISRA
System Software
1 17 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.15%) vSphere
4 5 (0.72%) Postfix
5 4 (0.57%) iptables
5 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.29%) Firmware
7 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.14%) Docker
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 33 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.29%) Nagios
3 6 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.72%) Puppet
5 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (0.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.14%) Control-M
7 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.14%) SCCM
7 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 188 (27.01%) Oracle
2 151 (21.70%) Microsoft
3 54 (7.76%) SAP
4 42 (6.03%) HP
5 31 (4.45%) PeopleSoft
6 27 (3.88%) Informatica
7 26 (3.74%) VMware
8 22 (3.16%) IBM
8 22 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (2.87%) Red Hat
10 19 (2.73%) Cisco
11 13 (1.87%) JD Edwards
12 11 (1.58%) ForgeRock
12 11 (1.58%) Hyperion
13 8 (1.15%) ATG
13 8 (1.15%) Citrix
13 8 (1.15%) Pega
13 8 (1.15%) Siebel
14 7 (1.01%) Cognos
14 7 (1.01%) hybris
Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £46,000 - £61,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Methods Professional Services Limited
Rate: £NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
University of Greenwich
Rate: £31,656 to £36,672 plus £4497 London weighting per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 24 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago