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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 420 307 346
Rank change year-on-year
-113 +39
Contract jobs citing System Testing 218 389 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.71% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.88% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 179 218
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 38 9
Median hourly rate £27.25 £12.35 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.64% -62.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £12.35 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+120.64% -52.95%

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
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -116 199 £400 - 54
London -55 73 £450 +2.27% 20
East of England +32 39 £362 -9.50% 3
South East -29 37 £450 +16.12% 8
South West -1 18 £315 -13.69% 4
Essex +18 16 £450 +12.50%
City of London -14 16 £422 -7.75% 7
Basildon +15 15 £450 -
Hampshire -15 14 £275 -35.29%
East Midlands -7 11 £369 +22.91% 2
Scotland 0 10 £250 -12.28% 1
Edinburgh +16 9 £200 -33.33%
Berkshire +13 9 £450 +15.38% 2
West Midlands -44 9 £371 +9.83% 5
Suffolk - 9 £238 -
Hertfordshire +1 8 £275 -45.00% 2
Reading +9 7 £450 +15.38%
Bristol +3 6 £298 -13.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 6 £404 -
North West -33 6 £363 -13.69% 4
Gloucestershire +1 5 £550 -
Surrey +17 4 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -1 4 £300 -
Basingstoke -1 4 £469 +10.29%
Wiltshire -6 4 £225 -30.76% 1
Northampton -7 4 £400 -
Northamptonshire -16 4 £400 +33.33%
Manchester -21 4 £338 -19.64% 2
Beccles - 4 £248 -
Southampton +7 3 £500 +300.00%

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 169 (31.83%) SQL
2 155 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (26.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 129 (24.29%) Finance
5 121 (22.79%) Oracle
6 119 (22.41%) Microsoft
7 83 (15.63%) Regression Testing
8 82 (15.44%) Integration Testing
9 81 (15.25%) Test Scripting
10 68 (12.81%) MS Excel
11 66 (12.43%) Migration
12 64 (12.05%) Java
12 64 (12.05%) Security Cleared
13 61 (11.49%) SQL Server
13 61 (11.49%) .NET
13 61 (11.49%) SAP
14 58 (10.92%) Selenium
14 58 (10.92%) Test Automation
15 57 (10.73%) SDLC
16 55 (10.36%) Unit Testing
17 52 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
17 52 (9.79%) Data Migration
17 52 (9.79%) JIRA
18 51 (9.60%) Functional Testing
18 51 (9.60%) C#
18 51 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
18 51 (9.60%) Data Analysis
19 50 (9.42%) Scrum
19 50 (9.42%) JavaScript
19 50 (9.42%) Windows

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 37 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.01%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.64%) CMS
5 13 (2.45%) IIS
6 12 (2.26%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.88%) Apache
7 10 (1.88%) SAS
8 9 (1.69%) JBoss
9 8 (1.51%) Confluence
10 4 (0.75%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.38%) GemFire
12 2 (0.38%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle UPK
12 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (12.81%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.34%) MS Office
3 21 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (3.58%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.75%) Simulink
6 4 (0.75%) Stateflow
6 4 (0.75%) TargetLink
7 2 (0.38%) MS Project
8 1 (0.19%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (5.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.69%) SAP BPC
4 8 (1.51%) Magento
4 8 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.32%) SAP HR
6 6 (1.13%) Markit EDM
6 6 (1.13%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.94%) SAP PSCD
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.56%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.75%) PaaS
4 3 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.56%) GitHub
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.19%) Force.com
6 1 (0.19%) G Suite
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.95%) Internet
2 11 (2.07%) LAN
2 11 (2.07%) WAN
3 9 (1.69%) Firewall
4 7 (1.32%) DNS
4 7 (1.32%) DVB
4 7 (1.32%) WLAN
5 6 (1.13%) HTTP
5 6 (1.13%) Kerberos
5 6 (1.13%) Wireless
6 5 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.94%) VLAN
7 4 (0.75%) VPN
8 3 (0.56%) ATM
9 2 (0.38%) ADSL
9 2 (0.38%) DHCP
9 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.38%) PSTN
9 2 (0.38%) SNMP
9 2 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (7.53%) Oracle Database
4 29 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (4.14%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
8 17 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (3.20%) DB2
9 15 (2.82%) MySQL
10 14 (2.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (2.64%) SAP BW
11 12 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (2.07%) Hadoop
12 11 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.51%) DbVisualizer
15 8 (1.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 8 (1.51%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 58 (10.92%) Selenium
2 52 (9.79%) JIRA
3 36 (6.78%) SoapUI
4 30 (5.65%) Visual Studio
5 29 (5.46%) Git (software)
6 28 (5.27%) Cucumber
7 24 (4.52%) WebDriver
8 22 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (3.95%) Jenkins
9 21 (3.95%) JUnit
10 16 (3.01%) JMeter
11 15 (2.82%) Oracle APEX
12 13 (2.45%) Maven
12 13 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 13 (2.45%) Subversion
13 11 (2.07%) HP UFT
14 10 (1.88%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.88%) NUnit
14 10 (1.88%) Robot Framework
14 10 (1.88%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (24.29%) Finance
2 37 (6.97%) Banking
3 31 (5.84%) Retail
4 18 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.07%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.07%) Military
7 8 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.32%) Front Office
9 6 (1.13%) Electronics
9 6 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.13%) Marketing
10 5 (0.94%) Back Office
10 5 (0.94%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.38%) Legal
12 2 (0.38%) Local Government
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 158 (29.76%) Analyst
2 135 (25.42%) Developer
3 69 (12.99%) Test Analyst
4 53 (9.98%) Tester
5 50 (9.42%) Consultant
6 49 (9.23%) Business Analyst
7 29 (5.46%) Test Leader
8 21 (3.95%) SAP Consultant
9 20 (3.77%) Test Engineer
10 19 (3.58%) Automation Tester
10 19 (3.58%) Integration Engineer
11 18 (3.39%) SAP Developer
12 16 (3.01%) Python Developer
12 16 (3.01%) SAP Analyst
12 16 (3.01%) SQL Developer
12 16 (3.01%) Systems Analyst
13 14 (2.64%) Oracle Developer
14 13 (2.45%) Functional Analyst
14 13 (2.45%) Senior Developer
15 12 (2.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (11.49%) .NET
2 41 (7.72%) HTML
3 32 (6.03%) Web Services
4 31 (5.84%) XML
5 23 (4.33%) CSS
6 18 (3.39%) Gherkin
6 18 (3.39%) SOAP
7 15 (2.82%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.64%) SAP XI
9 12 (2.26%) Ajax
9 12 (2.26%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.26%) jQuery
9 12 (2.26%) JSON
10 11 (2.07%) BAPI
10 11 (2.07%) REST
10 11 (2.07%) SAP Smart Forms
10 11 (2.07%) Spring
11 10 (1.88%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.88%) J2EE
11 10 (1.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.82%) NHS
4 12 (2.26%) Social Network
5 11 (2.07%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.88%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.88%) Data Integration
7 9 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.51%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.51%) LIMS
9 7 (1.32%) Digital TV
9 7 (1.32%) STB
10 5 (0.94%) Derivative
10 5 (0.94%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.75%) Data Conversion
11 4 (0.75%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.42%) Windows
2 48 (9.04%) Linux
2 48 (9.04%) Unix
3 15 (2.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.94%) Solaris
8 4 (0.75%) Android
9 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.56%) MVS
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) CentOS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (26.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 83 (15.63%) Regression Testing
4 82 (15.44%) Integration Testing
5 81 (15.25%) Test Scripting
6 66 (12.43%) Migration
7 58 (10.92%) Test Automation
8 57 (10.73%) SDLC
9 55 (10.36%) Unit Testing
10 52 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (9.79%) Data Migration
11 51 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (9.60%) Data Analysis
11 51 (9.60%) Functional Testing
12 50 (9.42%) Scrum
13 49 (9.23%) Test Strategy
14 46 (8.66%) ETL
15 45 (8.47%) Software Testing
16 42 (7.91%) CRM
17 40 (7.53%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 169 (31.83%) SQL
2 64 (12.05%) Java
3 51 (9.60%) C#
4 50 (9.42%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.91%) Python
6 32 (6.03%) C
6 32 (6.03%) PL/SQL
7 24 (4.52%) Perl
8 19 (3.58%) C++
9 17 (3.20%) ABAP
9 17 (3.20%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.88%) VB
12 9 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.51%) PHP
14 6 (1.13%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.13%) Ruby
15 5 (0.94%) COBOL
16 4 (0.75%) JCL
16 4 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.85%) ISEB
2 47 (8.85%) ISTQB
3 36 (6.78%) Degree
4 22 (4.14%) SC Cleared
5 21 (3.95%) DV Cleared
5 21 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (3.01%) CCNA
7 16 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.64%) CCA
8 14 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (2.64%) MCSE
9 13 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (2.07%) MCP
11 6 (1.13%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.94%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.56%) CCNP
14 2 (0.38%) HND
14 2 (0.38%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.85%) QA
2 13 (2.45%) SLA
3 7 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.75%) ISO13485
5 4 (0.75%) ISO26262
6 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.56%) GMP
6 3 (0.56%) SDET
7 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.38%) SEPA
7 2 (0.38%) TARGET2
7 2 (0.38%) WCAG
8 1 (0.19%) MISRA
System Software
1 19 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.94%) Firmware
3 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.38%) HDFS
5 2 (0.38%) NDS
5 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.19%) Docker
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.38%) Control-M
3 2 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
4 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 121 (22.79%) Oracle
2 119 (22.41%) Microsoft
3 61 (11.49%) SAP
4 22 (4.14%) HP
5 21 (3.95%) Cisco
6 17 (3.20%) IBM
7 16 (3.01%) Adobe
8 14 (2.64%) Informatica
9 11 (2.07%) VMware
10 10 (1.88%) Cognos
11 9 (1.69%) Remedy
12 8 (1.51%) hybris
12 8 (1.51%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.32%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.13%) Ab Initio
14 6 (1.13%) ForgeRock
15 5 (0.94%) BMC
15 5 (0.94%) Citrix
16 4 (0.75%) Sybase
Bathgate, West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £225 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago