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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 328 260 304
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +44
Contract jobs citing System Testing 269 361 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.71% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.95% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 197 166
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Average hourly rate £33.75 £33.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -23.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.76 £28.30 £27.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £38.70 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.28%

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
39170 38085 33220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.95% 74.82% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24752 22921 19759
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 1146 1205
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 26 February 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
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 26 February 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 -57 250 £350 -13.58% 103
South East +3 93 £350 - 18
London -70 81 £400 -11.11% 31
Hampshire 0 28 £351 +16.83%
North West -2 22 £325 +18.18% 23
City of London -27 19 £363 -20.76% 10
Buckinghamshire +7 18 £375 +14.06% 1
Berkshire -12 18 £288 -17.85% 7
Yorkshire -12 14 £288 -8.73% 7
East Midlands +1 13 £350 +5.26% 2
Surrey +13 12 £431 -1.98% 7
Reading +5 11 £300 -27.27% 6
South West -11 11 £313 +4.16% 7
West Yorkshire -2 10 £288 -8.73% 6
West Midlands -15 10 £298 -11.85% 6
Basingstoke +5 9 £351 +12.16%
Manchester -5 9 £300 +9.09% 16
Kent - 8 £318 - 1
Milton Keynes +5 7 £290 +12.62% 1
Lancashire - 7 £413 -
Wales -7 6 £354 -8.70% 2
Scotland -24 6 £448 +20.94% 5
Oxfordshire - 6 £350 -
East of England +5 5 £395 -1.86% 8
Northamptonshire -8 5 £350 +16.66%
South Yorkshire +2 4 £300 -4.76%
Wiltshire +1 4 £330 -29.78% 1
Leeds -6 4 £239 -46.94% 5
Oxford - 4 £316 -
Coventry +3 3 £258 -26.42%

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 206 (34.16%) SQL
2 200 (33.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 146 (24.21%) Finance
4 132 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (17.41%) Oracle
6 92 (15.26%) Test Scripting
7 85 (14.10%) Integration Testing
8 80 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (13.10%) XML
9 79 (13.10%) Microsoft
10 77 (12.77%) QA
11 76 (12.60%) SQL Server
12 75 (12.44%) .NET
13 72 (11.94%) ISEB
14 69 (11.44%) HTML
15 68 (11.28%) Regression Testing
16 67 (11.11%) Test Strategy
17 66 (10.95%) Security Cleared
18 64 (10.61%) Test Management
19 62 (10.28%) Java
20 60 (9.95%) Unit Testing
21 57 (9.45%) JavaScript
22 56 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
23 54 (8.96%) Migration
23 54 (8.96%) Business Analysis
24 52 (8.62%) CSS
25 47 (7.79%) C#
26 46 (7.63%) ISTQB
27 44 (7.30%) Software Testing
28 43 (7.13%) JIRA

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 26 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.49%) Apache
3 13 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.66%) SAS
6 9 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.49%) CMS
7 7 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.66%) LiveCycle
8 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.66%) JBoss
9 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.50%) IIS
9 3 (0.50%) Tuxedo
9 3 (0.50%) Documentum
9 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.33%) Node.js
10 2 (0.33%) Confluence
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.99%) MS Office
3 9 (1.49%) MS Project
4 6 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.49%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (1.16%) Agresso
4 6 (1.00%) SAP CRM
4 6 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.33%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.33%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.33%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.66%) Force.com
2 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.16%) LAN
1 13 (2.16%) WAN
1 13 (2.16%) Wireshark
2 9 (1.49%) DNS
3 8 (1.33%) SAN
3 8 (1.33%) VPN
3 8 (1.33%) Firewall
4 6 (1.00%) Internet
4 6 (1.00%) DHCP
5 5 (0.83%) HTTP
5 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.66%) Extranet
6 4 (0.66%) 3G
6 4 (0.66%) 4G
7 3 (0.50%) FCoE
7 3 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.50%) Network Security
7 3 (0.50%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.50%) GSM
7 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.81%) Oracle Database
3 28 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.66%) OLAP
9 9 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.33%) Oracle OLAP
10 8 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.33%) DB2
11 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.00%) MS Access
12 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (7.13%) JIRA
2 36 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (4.98%) Selenium
4 24 (3.98%) SoapUI
5 21 (3.48%) Visual Studio
6 19 (3.15%) Subversion
7 17 (2.82%) JUnit
8 16 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.16%) Eclipse
10 12 (1.99%) Ant
11 11 (1.82%) Maven
12 9 (1.49%) Git (software)
12 9 (1.49%) MSI
13 8 (1.33%) LoadRunner
13 8 (1.33%) PHPUnit
13 8 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (1.16%) Jenkins
14 7 (1.16%) RequisitePro
15 6 (1.00%) Rational Robot
15 6 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 146 (24.21%) Finance
2 37 (6.14%) Banking
3 21 (3.48%) Back Office
4 20 (3.32%) Retail
5 18 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.82%) Billing
6 11 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.33%) Military
8 5 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.83%) Front Office
9 4 (0.66%) Electronics
9 4 (0.66%) Automotive
9 4 (0.66%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.50%) Local Government
10 3 (0.50%) Marketing
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.33%) Games
11 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 245 (40.63%) Analyst
2 134 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 126 (20.90%) Developer
4 71 (11.77%) Test Manager
5 66 (10.95%) Business Analyst
6 41 (6.80%) Tester
6 41 (6.80%) Consultant
7 28 (4.64%) Systems Analyst
8 23 (3.81%) Test Engineer
9 21 (3.48%) Java Developer
10 18 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (2.82%) .NET Developer
12 12 (1.99%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (1.99%) Systems Tester
12 12 (1.99%) Senior Test Analyst
13 11 (1.82%) Functional Analyst
13 11 (1.82%) C# Developer
14 10 (1.66%) Senior Developer
14 10 (1.66%) Test Leader
15 9 (1.49%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (13.10%) XML
2 75 (12.44%) .NET
3 69 (11.44%) HTML
4 52 (8.62%) CSS
5 27 (4.48%) Web Services
6 26 (4.31%) jQuery
7 21 (3.48%) SOAP
8 20 (3.32%) ASP.NET
9 16 (2.65%) WCF
10 15 (2.49%) Spring
11 14 (2.32%) .NET Framework
12 12 (1.99%) Ajax
13 11 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (1.82%) Servlets
14 10 (1.66%) XSLT
15 9 (1.49%) Hibernate
15 9 (1.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (1.49%) RESTful
16 8 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (1.33%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.65%) Data Structures
3 15 (2.49%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.32%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.66%) SWIFT
7 8 (1.33%) User Experience
8 7 (1.16%) Derivative
9 6 (1.00%) iPhone
10 5 (0.83%) Equities
10 5 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.83%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.83%) NHS
11 4 (0.66%) W3C
11 4 (0.66%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.66%) iSeries
11 4 (0.66%) Social Media
12 3 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.80%) Windows
2 33 (5.47%) Linux
3 26 (4.31%) UNIX
4 13 (2.16%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.49%) Windows Vista
6 9 (1.49%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.33%) Android
8 7 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.66%) VME
11 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.50%) webOS
11 3 (0.50%) AIX
11 3 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.33%) Solaris
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (33.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 132 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (15.26%) Test Scripting
4 85 (14.10%) Integration Testing
5 68 (11.28%) Regression Testing
6 67 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 64 (10.61%) Test Management
8 60 (9.95%) Unit Testing
9 54 (8.96%) Migration
9 54 (8.96%) Business Analysis
10 44 (7.30%) Software Testing
11 42 (6.97%) Scrum
12 41 (6.80%) ETL
12 41 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (5.97%) CRM
13 36 (5.97%) Project Management
14 34 (5.64%) Test Automation
15 33 (5.47%) Data Migration
16 32 (5.31%) MVC
16 32 (5.31%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 206 (34.16%) SQL
2 62 (10.28%) Java
3 57 (9.45%) JavaScript
4 47 (7.79%) C#
5 32 (5.31%) PL/SQL
6 21 (3.48%) PHP
6 21 (3.48%) VBA
7 19 (3.15%) VB
8 16 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.66%) Perl
11 9 (1.49%) C
11 9 (1.49%) COBOL
12 7 (1.16%) VB6
13 6 (1.00%) C++
14 5 (0.83%) Python
14 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.50%) Delphi
16 3 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 72 (11.94%) ISEB
2 66 (10.95%) Security Cleared
3 46 (7.63%) ISTQB
4 43 (7.13%) SC Cleared
5 37 (6.14%) Degree
6 22 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.99%) MCSE
9 11 (1.82%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.00%) VCP4
11 5 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.83%) HND
12 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.17%) NVQ Level 4
14 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (12.77%) QA
2 6 (1.00%) EMIR
3 4 (0.66%) COREP
4 3 (0.50%) SLA
5 2 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.17%) FATCA
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) GAMP
6 1 (0.17%) GMP
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.33%) Xen
6 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 56 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.82%) SCCM
3 9 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.33%) WMI
5 2 (0.33%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.33%) Nagios
5 2 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.17%) Puppet
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 105 (17.41%) Oracle
2 79 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.97%) HP
4 25 (4.15%) SAP
5 15 (2.49%) JD Edwards
5 15 (2.49%) VMware
6 14 (2.32%) IBM
7 12 (1.99%) Cisco
8 10 (1.66%) Symantec
9 9 (1.49%) Business Objects
10 8 (1.33%) Sybase
10 8 (1.33%) Informatica
11 7 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.16%) CA
11 7 (1.16%) Ektron
12 6 (1.00%) Adobe
13 5 (0.83%) Calypso
13 5 (0.83%) Cognos
13 5 (0.83%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.83%) CODA
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 10 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + Negotiation
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West
BrightPool
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West
BrightPool
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West
BrightPool
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £175 - 225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago