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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / London
Rank 325 310 300
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 71 95 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.55% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 55 54
Median daily rate £445 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.69%
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16365 17295 16935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.53% 84.25% 81.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11791 12229 12258
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 £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 207 191
Median hourly rate £30.43 £25.94 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +26.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -8 17 £444 +5.65% 3
Feltham 0 3 £400 +8.84%
Greenwich - 1 £420 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 48 (34.04%) Finance
2 39 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (24.11%) Regression Testing
5 30 (21.28%) SQL
6 26 (18.44%) Java
6 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
7 25 (17.73%) SDLC
8 21 (14.89%) JIRA
8 21 (14.89%) HTML
8 21 (14.89%) Banking
9 19 (13.48%) Business Analysis
9 19 (13.48%) .NET
9 19 (13.48%) MS Excel
9 19 (13.48%) Integration Testing
9 19 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (12.77%) Windows
10 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
11 17 (12.06%) C
12 16 (11.35%) C#
12 16 (11.35%) Unit Testing
12 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
12 16 (11.35%) QA
12 16 (11.35%) Test Strategy
13 15 (10.64%) Unix
13 15 (10.64%) Active Directory
14 14 (9.93%) TDD
14 14 (9.93%) Degree
14 14 (9.93%) Test Scripting
14 14 (9.93%) Windows Server

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 6 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.55%) CMS
3 4 (2.84%) Confluence
3 4 (2.84%) LiveCycle
4 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.42%) Apache
5 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.42%) IIS
5 2 (1.42%) JBoss
5 2 (1.42%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.71%) Drupal
6 1 (0.71%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.71%) SAS
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.67%) MS Office
3 5 (3.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
3 1 (0.71%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.71%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.71%) CloudFront
1 1 (0.71%) Force.com
1 1 (0.71%) G Suite
1 1 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.96%) Internet
2 3 (2.13%) DVB
3 2 (1.42%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.71%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.71%) LAN
4 1 (0.71%) WAN
4 1 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.09%) Relational Database
2 10 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.13%) Big Data
6 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.13%) DB2
6 3 (2.13%) MySQL
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.42%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.71%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) JIRA
2 13 (9.22%) Selenium
3 12 (8.51%) SoapUI
4 9 (6.38%) JUnit
4 9 (6.38%) WebDriver
5 7 (4.96%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.26%) HP UFT
6 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.13%) JMeter
8 3 (2.13%) Maven
9 2 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.42%) JBehave
9 2 (1.42%) NUnit
9 2 (1.42%) Subversion
9 2 (1.42%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.71%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (34.04%) Finance
2 21 (14.89%) Banking
3 10 (7.09%) Front Office
3 10 (7.09%) Military
3 10 (7.09%) Retail
4 5 (3.55%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (33.33%) Analyst
2 34 (24.11%) Developer
3 26 (18.44%) Business Analyst
4 11 (7.80%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (7.09%) Tester
6 9 (6.38%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) C++ Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Consultant
7 7 (4.96%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.26%) Systems Integrator
9 5 (3.55%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.55%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Python Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.89%) HTML
2 19 (13.48%) .NET
3 10 (7.09%) AngularJS
3 10 (7.09%) SOAP
4 9 (6.38%) XML
5 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.67%) CSS
5 8 (5.67%) Web Services
6 6 (4.26%) RESTful
7 5 (3.55%) J2EE
8 3 (2.13%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.13%) REST
9 2 (1.42%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (1.42%) Flash
9 2 (1.42%) HTML5
9 2 (1.42%) JSON
9 2 (1.42%) Mustache
9 2 (1.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.51%) Fixed Income
3 11 (7.80%) Computer Science
4 10 (7.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.84%) Derivative
6 4 (2.84%) NHS
6 4 (2.84%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.13%) Digital TV
7 3 (2.13%) FMCG
7 3 (2.13%) STB
8 2 (1.42%) AS400
8 2 (1.42%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.42%) iSeries
8 2 (1.42%) Statistics
9 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.71%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.77%) Windows
2 15 (10.64%) Unix
3 14 (9.93%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.38%) Linux
5 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.13%) MVS
6 3 (2.13%) Solaris
7 2 (1.42%) CentOS
7 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (24.11%) Regression Testing
4 25 (17.73%) SDLC
5 19 (13.48%) Business Analysis
5 19 (13.48%) Integration Testing
6 16 (11.35%) Test Strategy
6 16 (11.35%) Unit Testing
7 14 (9.93%) TDD
7 14 (9.93%) Test Scripting
8 13 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (9.22%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (8.51%) Asset Management
9 12 (8.51%) Change Control
9 12 (8.51%) Electronic Trading
9 12 (8.51%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.80%) Automated Testing
11 10 (7.09%) Information Security
11 10 (7.09%) Migration
12 8 (5.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.28%) SQL
2 26 (18.44%) Java
3 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.06%) C
5 16 (11.35%) C#
6 12 (8.51%) C++
7 11 (7.80%) Python
8 5 (3.55%) Perl
9 4 (2.84%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.84%) PHP
10 3 (2.13%) COBOL
10 3 (2.13%) JCL
10 3 (2.13%) VB
10 3 (2.13%) VBA
10 3 (2.13%) VC++
11 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.42%) RPG
11 2 (1.42%) RPG/400
11 2 (1.42%) Ruby
11 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.93%) Degree
3 13 (9.22%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.38%) ISEB
5 6 (4.26%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.13%) CCA
7 3 (2.13%) CCNA
7 3 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.13%) MCSE
8 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.42%) MCP
9 1 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.71%) MBA
9 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.71%) PMP
9 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.35%) QA
2 11 (7.80%) SLA
3 4 (2.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (2.84%) GMP
4 2 (1.42%) MiFID
4 2 (1.42%) SDET
4 2 (1.42%) SEPA
4 2 (1.42%) TARGET2
4 2 (1.42%) WCAG
5 1 (0.71%) EMIR
5 1 (0.71%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.71%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Control-M
1 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.22%) Oracle
3 6 (4.26%) ION Trading
3 6 (4.26%) VMware
4 5 (3.55%) SAP
5 4 (2.84%) Adobe
5 4 (2.84%) HP
5 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.13%) Cisco
6 3 (2.13%) IBM
7 2 (1.42%) Avaya
7 2 (1.42%) BMC
7 2 (1.42%) Informatica
7 2 (1.42%) Microgen
7 2 (1.42%) Yardi
8 1 (0.71%) Charles River
8 1 (0.71%) Novell
8 1 (0.71%) Remedy
8 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
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