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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 146 173 174
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 19 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.69% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.86% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 13
Median daily rate £400 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £630 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+244.12% -67.06%
System Testing
London

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
2887 4788 4704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.90% 81.02% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 3789 3501
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £323 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 46 49
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% -1.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 20 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) Finance
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
4 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
4 8 (22.86%) Oracle
4 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
5 7 (20.00%) MS Office
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) JIRA
6 6 (17.14%) Banking
6 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
6 6 (17.14%) Unix
6 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 5 (14.29%) User Stories
7 5 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (14.29%) SOAP
7 5 (14.29%) Java
7 5 (14.29%) Validation
7 5 (14.29%) Selenium
8 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) Billing
8 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
8 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
9 3 (8.57%) BDD
9 3 (8.57%) Relational Database

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 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
1 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.86%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) 3G
1 1 (2.86%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.86%) BODI
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) Selenium
3 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
3 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.86%) JMeter
5 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Billing
4 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Applications Support
3 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Billing Support
6 3 (8.57%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Billing Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Implementation Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Project Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.71%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (8.57%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) JMS
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.86%) DTCC
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) PMI
2 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
2 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Unix
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
4 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
4 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (14.29%) User Stories
5 5 (14.29%) Validation
6 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.57%) BDD
7 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.57%) Project Management
7 3 (8.57%) Scrum
7 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
7 3 (8.57%) Use Case
8 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) COBOL
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) Scala
4 1 (2.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
1 2 (5.71%) WCAG
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) hybris
3 2 (5.71%) Informatica
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.86%) Sun
4 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.86%) WorldPay