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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 148 178 172
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 23 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.71% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 13
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -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
3030 4512 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.20% 81.87% 79.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 3562 3501
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 42 47
Median hourly rate £16.08 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.19% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 17 (48.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (42.86%) SQL
3 13 (37.14%) Finance
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 9 (25.71%) Oracle
7 8 (22.86%) MS Office
7 8 (22.86%) Unix
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.00%) Banking
9 5 (14.29%) SOAP
9 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 5 (14.29%) JIRA
9 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 5 (14.29%) User Stories
9 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.43%) Billing
10 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Selenium
10 4 (11.43%) Validation
10 4 (11.43%) Java
11 3 (8.57%) C#
11 3 (8.57%) HTML
11 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.57%) .NET
11 3 (8.57%) Project Management
11 3 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
11 3 (8.57%) AngularJS

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 2 (5.71%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (22.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.86%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Force.com
1 1 (2.86%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) 3G
1 1 (2.86%) 4G
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) Base SAS
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
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
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) Selenium
3 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
4 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 7 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Business Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Billing Support
5 4 (11.43%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Billing Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Project 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%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) SAS Modeller
7 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) JMS
4 1 (2.86%) LESS
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) Mustache
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) Sass
4 1 (2.86%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) DTCC
3 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) Physics
3 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) 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 17 (48.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 5 (14.29%) User Stories
4 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.43%) Validation
5 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.71%) BDD
6 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk Modelling
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.71%) SDLC
6 2 (5.71%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
4 2 (5.71%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) Apex Code
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) COBOL
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Scala
5 1 (2.86%) SOQL
5 1 (2.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISEB
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) hybris
3 2 (5.71%) Informatica
4 1 (2.86%) Google
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%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Sun
4 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.86%) WorldPay