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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 365 297 311
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 78 143 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.73% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 90 85
Median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.96% +11.53%
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 -
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -
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
19628 19494 19992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.99% 83.33% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14059 13991 14192
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 £608 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 218 253
Median hourly rate £24.72 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.36% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.14 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.35 £53.74 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +5 20 £513 +36.84% 1
Croydon - 4 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £375 -
Docklands, London +1 2 £430 -6.52%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 63 (33.33%) SQL
2 59 (31.22%) Finance
3 57 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (30.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 43 (22.75%) JIRA
5 39 (20.63%) Integration Testing
5 39 (20.63%) Oracle
6 32 (16.93%) Selenium
7 31 (16.40%) Regression Testing
8 28 (14.81%) Test Scripting
9 26 (13.76%) SoapUI
9 26 (13.76%) Banking
10 25 (13.23%) Business Analysis
11 24 (12.70%) Test Strategy
11 24 (12.70%) Java
12 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
13 22 (11.64%) SOAP
13 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
13 22 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (11.64%) SDLC
14 21 (11.11%) WebDriver
15 19 (10.05%) Test Automation
15 19 (10.05%) Degree
15 19 (10.05%) Scrum
15 19 (10.05%) Unix
15 19 (10.05%) Informatica
16 18 (9.52%) HTML
16 18 (9.52%) Functional Testing
16 18 (9.52%) Test Planning
16 18 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing

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 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.82%) Apache
3 10 (5.29%) JBoss
3 10 (5.29%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.70%) IIS
6 3 (1.59%) CMS
6 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.06%) SAS
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.53%) Confluence
8 1 (0.53%) Documentum
Applications
1 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.41%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.59%) Magento
2 3 (1.59%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.59%) Workday HCM
3 2 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.06%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.06%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.53%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.53%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.12%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.53%) Force.com
2 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) PaaS
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.23%) HTTP
2 6 (3.17%) DVB
2 6 (3.17%) Internet
3 2 (1.06%) ATM
3 2 (1.06%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.06%) SSL
4 1 (0.53%) 3G
4 1 (0.53%) 4G
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.76%) DB2
1 9 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 9 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.17%) MySQL
4 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.12%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.59%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (1.06%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.06%) Big Data
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.06%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (0.53%) BODI
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (22.75%) JIRA
2 32 (16.93%) Selenium
3 26 (13.76%) SoapUI
4 21 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 9 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.76%) JMeter
5 9 (4.76%) Subversion
5 9 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.23%) Ant
6 8 (4.23%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.23%) JUnit
7 7 (3.70%) Maven
8 6 (3.17%) Gerrit
8 6 (3.17%) SonarQube
8 6 (3.17%) Toad
9 4 (2.12%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.12%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.06%) JBehave
11 2 (1.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 59 (31.22%) Finance
2 26 (13.76%) Banking
3 8 (4.23%) Retail
4 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.65%) Back Office
5 5 (2.65%) Billing
6 4 (2.12%) Front Office
6 4 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.59%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.06%) Military
8 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (44.44%) Analyst
2 38 (20.11%) Business Analyst
3 35 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 29 (15.34%) Developer
5 21 (11.11%) Tester
6 12 (6.35%) Automation Tester
6 12 (6.35%) Testing Manager
7 10 (5.29%) Consultant
7 10 (5.29%) Financial Analyst
7 10 (5.29%) Test Manager
8 9 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
8 9 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
9 7 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.70%) Applications Support Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Excel Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.64%) SOAP
2 18 (9.52%) HTML
3 13 (6.88%) .NET
4 11 (5.82%) Web Services
5 10 (5.29%) CSS
6 8 (4.23%) AngularJS
6 8 (4.23%) XML
7 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 7 (3.70%) REST
8 6 (3.17%) LAMP
8 6 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (3.17%) RESTful
8 6 (3.17%) SailPoint
8 6 (3.17%) XHTML
9 4 (2.12%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.12%) HTML5
10 3 (1.59%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.59%) JMS
10 3 (1.59%) Middleware
11 2 (1.06%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.17%) Digital TV
3 6 (3.17%) STB
4 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.12%) Derivative
4 4 (2.12%) NHS
4 4 (2.12%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.06%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.06%) PACS
6 2 (1.06%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.05%) Unix
2 12 (6.35%) Linux
3 11 (5.82%) Windows
4 8 (4.23%) Solaris
5 4 (2.12%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.06%) MVS
7 1 (0.53%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
1 57 (30.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 39 (20.63%) Integration Testing
3 31 (16.40%) Regression Testing
4 28 (14.81%) Test Scripting
5 25 (13.23%) Business Analysis
6 24 (12.70%) Test Strategy
7 22 (11.64%) SDLC
8 19 (10.05%) Scrum
8 19 (10.05%) Test Automation
9 18 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
9 18 (9.52%) Functional Testing
9 18 (9.52%) Test Planning
10 16 (8.47%) Performance Testing
10 16 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (8.47%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.41%) Migration
11 14 (7.41%) User Stories
12 12 (6.35%) Asset Management
13 11 (5.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (33.33%) SQL
2 24 (12.70%) Java
3 16 (8.47%) Python
4 15 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.41%) C#
6 9 (4.76%) Perl
7 8 (4.23%) C
7 8 (4.23%) Ruby
8 7 (3.70%) C++
9 3 (1.59%) ANSI SQL
9 3 (1.59%) COBOL
9 3 (1.59%) PHP
9 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.06%) JCL
10 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.06%) VB
10 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.06%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (10.05%) Degree
2 12 (6.35%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.29%) ISEB
4 9 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) CCA
6 2 (1.06%) CCNA
6 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.06%) MCSE
6 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.53%) ACCA
7 1 (0.53%) CEH
7 1 (0.53%) CIMA
7 1 (0.53%) CISSP
7 1 (0.53%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.99%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) SEPA
3 2 (1.06%) TARGET2
3 2 (1.06%) WCAG
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) MISRA
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (4.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (3.17%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (1.59%) Control-M
3 1 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 39 (20.63%) Oracle
2 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.05%) Informatica
4 11 (5.82%) IBM
4 11 (5.82%) SAP
5 6 (3.17%) ForgeRock
6 5 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.12%) HP
7 4 (2.12%) hybris
8 3 (1.59%) BMC
8 3 (1.59%) Citrix
8 3 (1.59%) Google
8 3 (1.59%) Microgen
8 3 (1.59%) TSYS
9 2 (1.06%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.06%) Apple
9 2 (1.06%) Avaya
9 2 (1.06%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.06%) Netezza
9 2 (1.06%) Yardi
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