The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
London / City of London
Rank 138 124 178
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +54
Contract jobs citing System Testing 19 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.65% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.77% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 11
Median daily rate £438 £400 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £700 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £34.47
% change year-on-year
- +45.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2514 2586 4119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.01% 84.43% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1983 2040 3238
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 33
Median hourly rate £43.25 £32.80 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.86% +63.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £18.79 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region 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 City of London

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the City of London region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the City of London region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
3 9 (25.71%) Asset Management
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (22.86%) Oracle
4 8 (22.86%) C#
4 8 (22.86%) HTML
4 8 (22.86%) SLA
4 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (17.14%) MVC
6 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (14.29%) SDLC
7 5 (14.29%) C
7 5 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) Degree
8 4 (11.43%) Wealth Management
8 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (8.57%) CMS
1 3 (8.57%) LiveCycle
1 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.86%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.86%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Force.com
1 1 (2.86%) G Suite
1 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.86%) Base SAS
8 1 (2.86%) Big Data
8 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.86%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.57%) Front Office
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) SAP Functional Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Angular Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Linux Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Perl Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
2 8 (22.86%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (5.71%) CSS
4 2 (5.71%) HTML5
4 2 (5.71%) LESS
4 2 (5.71%) Mustache
4 2 (5.71%) Sass
5 1 (2.86%) COM
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.86%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.71%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.86%) Derivative
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) Equities
5 1 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.86%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.86%) Physics
5 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 1 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (25.71%) Asset Management
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) MVC
5 5 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) Change Management
6 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Wealth Management
7 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) User Stories
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.71%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 2 (5.71%) Cash Management
8 2 (5.71%) High-Frequency Trading
8 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
8 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.71%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) C
5 3 (8.57%) Perl
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) C++
6 2 (5.71%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.86%) Java
7 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) SOQL
7 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) SLA
2 3 (8.57%) QA
3 2 (5.71%) MiFID
3 2 (5.71%) SEPA
3 2 (5.71%) TARGET2
4 1 (2.86%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) SAP
4 3 (8.57%) Adobe
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) Serena
6 1 (2.86%) Avature
6 1 (2.86%) Charles River
6 1 (2.86%) Google
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Kenexa
6 1 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
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