The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 349 310 327
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +17
Contract jobs citing System Testing 96 141 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.59% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.72% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 94 50
Median daily rate £388 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £282 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -67.06%
System Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19792 19510 19407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.69% 82.15% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14234 13880 13516
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 223 232
Median hourly rate £25.69 £22.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% +2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 London

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
City of London +24 25 £425 - 5
Croydon - 7 £375 -
Docklands, London +8 2 £430 +4.87%
Feltham -3 2 £363 -1.36%
Canary Wharf - 2 £375 -
Ealing - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 80 (38.83%) SQL
2 63 (30.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 62 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (26.70%) Finance
5 48 (23.30%) Oracle
6 42 (20.39%) JIRA
7 41 (19.90%) Integration Testing
8 34 (16.50%) Regression Testing
9 33 (16.02%) Test Scripting
9 33 (16.02%) Selenium
10 28 (13.59%) SoapUI
10 28 (13.59%) Test Strategy
11 25 (12.14%) Java
11 25 (12.14%) Microsoft
12 24 (11.65%) SOAP
12 24 (11.65%) MS Excel
12 24 (11.65%) Banking
13 22 (10.68%) Test Automation
13 22 (10.68%) Performance Testing
13 22 (10.68%) Business Analysis
13 22 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (10.68%) SDLC
14 21 (10.19%) Functional Testing
15 20 (9.71%) WebDriver
15 20 (9.71%) Unix
15 20 (9.71%) Exploratory Testing
16 19 (9.22%) Informatica
16 19 (9.22%) Scrum
16 19 (9.22%) Unit Testing
16 19 (9.22%) Degree

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in 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 14 (6.80%) JBoss
1 14 (6.80%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.31%) Tomcat
3 12 (5.83%) Apache
4 11 (5.34%) IIS
4 11 (5.34%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.94%) Documentum
6 2 (0.97%) SAS
6 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.46%) Magento
2 3 (1.46%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.46%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.46%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.97%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.49%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.49%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.49%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.49%) Force.com
2 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.85%) HTTP
2 6 (2.91%) DVB
3 4 (1.94%) Internet
4 3 (1.46%) SSL
5 2 (0.97%) ATM
5 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.97%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.49%) 3G
6 1 (0.49%) 4G
6 1 (0.49%) Firewall
6 1 (0.49%) SSH
6 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.83%) Oracle Database
2 11 (5.34%) DB2
3 9 (4.37%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.40%) MySQL
4 7 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.94%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (1.94%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.97%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.97%) MS Access
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.97%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.97%) Sybase IQ
10 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (20.39%) JIRA
2 33 (16.02%) Selenium
3 28 (13.59%) SoapUI
4 20 (9.71%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.34%) Subversion
6 10 (4.85%) Ant
6 10 (4.85%) JUnit
7 9 (4.37%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.37%) Git (software)
7 9 (4.37%) JMeter
8 8 (3.88%) Maven
8 8 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.40%) Gerrit
9 7 (3.40%) SonarQube
9 7 (3.40%) Toad
10 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.94%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.94%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.46%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.97%) NUnit
General
1 55 (26.70%) Finance
2 24 (11.65%) Banking
3 9 (4.37%) Retail
3 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.91%) Billing
5 5 (2.43%) Back Office
5 5 (2.43%) Front Office
6 4 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Games
7 2 (0.97%) Military
7 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (43.20%) Analyst
2 44 (21.36%) Test Analyst
3 33 (16.02%) Business Analyst
4 29 (14.08%) Developer
5 20 (9.71%) Tester
6 13 (6.31%) Test Manager
7 12 (5.83%) Automation Tester
7 12 (5.83%) Consultant
7 12 (5.83%) Testing Manager
8 10 (4.85%) Banking Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Financial Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Excel Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Architect
10 8 (3.88%) Business Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.40%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (3.40%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.40%) Applications Support Engineer
11 7 (3.40%) Digital Analyst
11 7 (3.40%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.40%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.65%) SOAP
2 14 (6.80%) HTML
3 10 (4.85%) CSS
3 10 (4.85%) Web Services
3 10 (4.85%) XML
4 8 (3.88%) .NET
4 8 (3.88%) REST
5 7 (3.40%) LAMP
5 7 (3.40%) SailPoint
5 7 (3.40%) XHTML
6 6 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (2.43%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.43%) RESTful
8 4 (1.94%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.94%) Middleware
9 3 (1.46%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.46%) HTML5
9 3 (1.46%) JMS
10 2 (0.97%) Kendo UI
10 2 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.91%) Digital TV
3 6 (2.91%) STB
4 5 (2.43%) NHS
5 4 (1.94%) Derivative
5 4 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.94%) User Experience
5 4 (1.94%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.97%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.97%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.97%) PACS
7 2 (0.97%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.71%) Unix
2 16 (7.77%) Windows
3 12 (5.83%) Linux
4 10 (4.85%) Solaris
5 7 (3.40%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 62 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (19.90%) Integration Testing
4 34 (16.50%) Regression Testing
5 33 (16.02%) Test Scripting
6 28 (13.59%) Test Strategy
7 22 (10.68%) Business Analysis
7 22 (10.68%) Performance Testing
7 22 (10.68%) SDLC
7 22 (10.68%) Test Automation
8 21 (10.19%) Functional Testing
9 20 (9.71%) Exploratory Testing
10 19 (9.22%) Scrum
10 19 (9.22%) Unit Testing
11 18 (8.74%) Test Planning
12 16 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (6.80%) Migration
14 13 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (6.31%) Project Management
14 13 (6.31%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 80 (38.83%) SQL
2 25 (12.14%) Java
3 15 (7.28%) JavaScript
3 15 (7.28%) Python
4 9 (4.37%) C#
4 9 (4.37%) Perl
4 9 (4.37%) Ruby
5 4 (1.94%) C
6 3 (1.46%) C++
6 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.46%) VBA
7 2 (0.97%) ANSI SQL
7 2 (0.97%) COBOL
7 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.49%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.49%) Groovy
8 1 (0.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) Scala
8 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (9.22%) Degree
2 14 (6.80%) ISEB
2 14 (6.80%) ISTQB
3 12 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (4.85%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.37%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.97%) ACCA
7 2 (0.97%) CIMA
8 1 (0.49%) CCA
8 1 (0.49%) CCNA
8 1 (0.49%) CEH
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.49%) CISSP
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.49%) MCP
8 1 (0.49%) MCSE
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.25%) QA
2 4 (1.94%) WCAG
3 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) HL7
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (4.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.97%) Control-M
4 1 (0.49%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 48 (23.30%) Oracle
2 25 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.22%) Informatica
4 13 (6.31%) IBM
5 12 (5.83%) SAP
6 8 (3.88%) ForgeRock
7 6 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.43%) HP
8 5 (2.43%) hybris
8 5 (2.43%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.94%) ION Trading
9 4 (1.94%) Pega
10 3 (1.46%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.46%) Citrix
10 3 (1.46%) Google
10 3 (1.46%) Sybase
10 3 (1.46%) TSYS
11 2 (0.97%) Microgen
11 2 (0.97%) Netezza
11 2 (0.97%) Telerik
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