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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 321 271 331
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +60
Contract jobs citing System Testing 365 423 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.78% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.98% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 231 180
Median daily rate £378 £360 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -9.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%

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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -37 338 £380 +6.12% 70
London -29 113 £385 -18.94% 20
South East -45 78 £325 -2.62% 22
North West -13 37 £438 +40.00% 1
West Midlands -10 35 £350 - 5
Hampshire -3 23 £375 +9.09% 4
Midlands +17 21 £275 +10.00%
Manchester -15 18 £500 +53.84%
Kent +2 17 £313 - 5
Worcestershire - 16 £400 - 2
Malvern - 15 £400 - 1
East Midlands +10 14 £700 +128.57% 5
East of England +3 14 £475 +102.12% 6
Surrey -13 13 £450 -13.46% 7
City of London +16 12 £400 -14.80% 8
Yorkshire -6 12 £290 -18.59% 6
West Yorkshire +2 11 £320 -10.17% 5
South West -9 11 £350 +8.10% 2
Leatherhead -11 10 £475 -9.52%
Scotland -23 10 £317 -15.51% 3
Cheshire +1 9 £475 +52.00%
Warwickshire -5 8 £300 -14.28%
Derbyshire - 8 £700 -
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £565 +140.42%
Cambridge +8 6 £565 +156.81%
Liverpool +5 6 £363 - 1
Glasgow +4 6 £313 -19.35% 2
Merseyside -2 6 £363 - 1
Leeds -8 6 £286 -23.66% 4
Bradford +17 5 £363 +11.53% 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 229 (34.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 204 (30.72%) SQL
3 193 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (25.60%) Oracle
5 150 (22.59%) Finance
6 120 (18.07%) Microsoft
7 116 (17.47%) Integration Testing
8 114 (17.17%) Test Scripting
9 103 (15.51%) Security Cleared
10 95 (14.31%) XML
11 92 (13.86%) Unit Testing
12 91 (13.70%) Regression Testing
13 85 (12.80%) SDLC
14 78 (11.75%) Unix
14 78 (11.75%) Java
15 77 (11.60%) Test Strategy
15 77 (11.60%) Functional Testing
16 76 (11.45%) ISTQB
17 75 (11.30%) SC Cleared
17 75 (11.30%) JavaScript
17 75 (11.30%) MS Excel
18 73 (10.99%) Software Testing
19 72 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
20 70 (10.54%) Windows
21 67 (10.09%) ISEB
22 66 (9.94%) Linux
22 66 (9.94%) Business Analysis
23 64 (9.64%) JIRA
24 63 (9.49%) Oracle Database
24 63 (9.49%) Project Management

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 30 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.61%) JBoss
2 24 (3.61%) Oracle UPK
3 14 (2.11%) CMS
3 14 (2.11%) IIS
3 14 (2.11%) SAS
4 13 (1.96%) ATG Dynamo
4 13 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.51%) Apache
7 9 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.90%) Documentum
8 6 (0.90%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.75%) LiveCycle
9 5 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.60%) Confluence
11 3 (0.45%) FileNet
12 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.87%) MS Office
3 22 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.90%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) DOC1
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.71%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.90%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.75%) Magento
5 5 (0.75%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 5 (0.75%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (0.75%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.30%) RiskWrite
7 2 (0.30%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.15%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.66%) Office 365
2 10 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.20%) Force.com
4 6 (0.90%) Heroku
5 5 (0.75%) SaaS
6 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.26%) HTTP
2 8 (1.20%) ATM
2 8 (1.20%) Bluetooth
3 7 (1.05%) DNS
3 7 (1.05%) Internet
4 6 (0.90%) Firewall
4 6 (0.90%) Kerberos
4 6 (0.90%) SSL
4 6 (0.90%) WAN
5 5 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.75%) SAN
5 5 (0.75%) Skype
5 5 (0.75%) SSH
6 4 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (0.60%) VLAN
6 4 (0.60%) VPN
7 3 (0.45%) BGP
7 3 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.45%) LAN
7 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.49%) Oracle Database
2 53 (7.98%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 32 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 29 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.96%) DB2
9 12 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.51%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 9 (1.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 7 (1.05%) DbVisualizer
13 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.90%) EDRMS
14 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (0.75%) SAP BW
16 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (9.64%) JIRA
2 46 (6.93%) Selenium
3 33 (4.97%) SoapUI
4 31 (4.67%) HP UFT
5 27 (4.07%) Oracle Forms
6 24 (3.61%) Cucumber
7 23 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (3.01%) Subversion
8 20 (3.01%) Visual Studio
9 19 (2.86%) WebDriver
10 18 (2.71%) Ant
11 15 (2.26%) Maven
12 13 (1.96%) JUnit
13 9 (1.36%) ClearQuest
14 8 (1.20%) Git (software)
15 7 (1.05%) TestComplete
16 6 (0.90%) LoadRunner
16 6 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
16 6 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
16 6 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 150 (22.59%) Finance
2 42 (6.33%) Banking
3 27 (4.07%) Retail
4 14 (2.11%) Military
5 13 (1.96%) Billing
6 10 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.36%) Front Office
8 7 (1.05%) Games
8 7 (1.05%) Marketing
8 7 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.05%) Publishing
9 6 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.75%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.75%) Back Office
11 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.30%) Law
12 2 (0.30%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 214 (32.23%) Analyst
2 138 (20.78%) Developer
3 125 (18.83%) Test Analyst
4 52 (7.83%) Test Manager
5 46 (6.93%) Business Analyst
6 39 (5.87%) Architect
7 36 (5.42%) Tester
8 34 (5.12%) Oracle Developer
9 33 (4.97%) Consultant
10 26 (3.92%) Oracle Forms Developer
11 25 (3.77%) Test Engineer
12 23 (3.46%) Java Developer
12 23 (3.46%) SQL Developer
13 22 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.31%) Test Leader
14 21 (3.16%) Integration Engineer
14 21 (3.16%) SQL Analyst
15 19 (2.86%) Financial Analyst
15 19 (2.86%) PL/SQL Developer
16 18 (2.71%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (14.31%) XML
2 58 (8.73%) Web Services
3 51 (7.68%) SOAP
4 47 (7.08%) HTML
5 44 (6.63%) .NET
6 39 (5.87%) CSS
7 23 (3.46%) RESTful
8 21 (3.16%) Ajax
9 19 (2.86%) jQuery
10 17 (2.56%) AngularJS
11 15 (2.26%) .NET Framework
12 14 (2.11%) JSP
13 13 (1.96%) ASP.NET
14 12 (1.81%) J2EE
15 11 (1.66%) JSON
16 9 (1.36%) Middleware
17 8 (1.20%) COM
17 8 (1.20%) Gherkin
17 8 (1.20%) Visualforce
18 7 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.51%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.51%) User Experience
6 9 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.20%) Derivative
7 8 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.20%) NHS
8 6 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.90%) Fixed Income
8 6 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.75%) W3C
10 4 (0.60%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.60%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.45%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (0.45%) iPad
11 3 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.75%) Unix
2 70 (10.54%) Windows
3 66 (9.94%) Linux
4 31 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.51%) CentOS
7 10 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.05%) Android
9 7 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.05%) Solaris
10 5 (0.75%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.60%) AIX
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.45%) Fedora
13 2 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (34.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 193 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (17.47%) Integration Testing
4 114 (17.17%) Test Scripting
5 92 (13.86%) Unit Testing
6 91 (13.70%) Regression Testing
7 85 (12.80%) SDLC
8 77 (11.60%) Functional Testing
8 77 (11.60%) Test Strategy
9 73 (10.99%) Software Testing
10 66 (9.94%) Business Analysis
11 63 (9.49%) Project Management
12 58 (8.73%) Test Automation
13 55 (8.28%) Test Planning
14 53 (7.98%) Waterfall
15 51 (7.68%) CRM
16 48 (7.23%) Defect Management
16 48 (7.23%) Migration
17 45 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
18 43 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 204 (30.72%) SQL
2 78 (11.75%) Java
3 75 (11.30%) JavaScript
4 62 (9.34%) PL/SQL
5 44 (6.63%) C#
6 33 (4.97%) Shell Script
7 31 (4.67%) C
7 31 (4.67%) Python
8 18 (2.71%) C++
9 14 (2.11%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.81%) Perl
11 8 (1.20%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.20%) SOQL
12 6 (0.90%) Groovy
12 6 (0.90%) PHP
13 5 (0.75%) PeopleCode
13 5 (0.75%) SQR
13 5 (0.75%) VB
14 4 (0.60%) Scala
14 4 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 76 (11.45%) ISTQB
3 75 (11.30%) SC Cleared
4 67 (10.09%) ISEB
5 43 (6.48%) Degree
5 43 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (5.12%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.36%) MCSE
9 7 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.60%) ACCA
11 4 (0.60%) CCNP
11 4 (0.60%) CIMA
11 4 (0.60%) RHCE
12 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.45%) CEH
12 3 (0.45%) CISSP
12 3 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.45%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.83%) QA
2 19 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.90%) SLA
5 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.60%) WCAG
6 3 (0.45%) GMP
7 2 (0.30%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
System Software
1 14 (2.11%) Active Directory
1 14 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.20%) vSphere
3 5 (0.75%) Postfix
4 4 (0.60%) iptables
5 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) Docker
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 33 (4.97%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.05%) Nagios
3 5 (0.75%) Puppet
4 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (0.45%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.15%) Control-M
6 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 170 (25.60%) Oracle
2 120 (18.07%) Microsoft
3 44 (6.63%) SAP
4 39 (5.87%) HP
5 30 (4.52%) PeopleSoft
6 24 (3.61%) VMware
7 19 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.71%) Informatica
9 17 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.96%) ATG
10 13 (1.96%) IBM
11 10 (1.51%) Cisco
11 10 (1.51%) Hyperion
11 10 (1.51%) JD Edwards
12 8 (1.20%) Pega
12 8 (1.20%) Siebel
13 6 (0.90%) Citrix
13 6 (0.90%) ForgeRock
14 5 (0.75%) CA
14 5 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
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