Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 215 200
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15 +41
Contract jobs citing System Testing 34 38 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.57% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.65% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 38
City of London median daily rate £513 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +4.05% -1.16%
10th Percentile £370 £270 £289
90th Percentile £671 £633 £640
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.11% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6210 5816 7704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.39% 87.43% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4932 4656 6127
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 73
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.87
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.06% -5.07% +13.92%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the City of London

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the City of London

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the City of London

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Finance
3 12 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 9 (26.47%) SDLC
5 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 8 (23.53%) Front Office
6 7 (20.59%) Banking
6 7 (20.59%) C#
7 6 (17.65%) Python
7 6 (17.65%) Degree
7 6 (17.65%) JIRA
7 6 (17.65%) QA
7 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (14.71%) Low Latency
8 5 (14.71%) Selenium
8 5 (14.71%) CentOS
8 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Test Management
8 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
8 5 (14.71%) Linux
8 5 (14.71%) C++
8 5 (14.71%) C
8 5 (14.71%) Perl
8 5 (14.71%) SQL
8 5 (14.71%) .NET
8 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
8 5 (14.71%) Red Hat

System Testing
Co-occurring 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 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (2.94%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (5.88%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.94%) DB2
5 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.94%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
2 5 (14.71%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.82%) Zephyr
4 2 (5.88%) Appium
4 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.88%) JMeter
4 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Front Office
3 7 (20.59%) Banking
4 4 (11.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (8.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (5.88%) Back Office
7 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
7 1 (2.94%) Japanese Language
7 1 (2.94%) Publishing
7 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) C++ Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) C Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C/C++ Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) QA Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.82%) HTML
4 2 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (5.88%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.82%) User Experience
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.94%) CMDB
5 1 (2.94%) Derivative
5 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) CentOS
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 9 (26.47%) SDLC
4 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Low Latency
5 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) Test Management
5 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Data Validation
6 4 (11.76%) High-Frequency Trading
6 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
6 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Validation
7 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C#
2 6 (17.65%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
3 5 (14.71%) C
3 5 (14.71%) C++
3 5 (14.71%) Perl
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) RPG
5 1 (2.94%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) ISEB
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.88%) PMP
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) SLA
3 2 (5.88%) MiFID
4 1 (2.94%) GDPR
4 1 (2.94%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.94%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.94%) Charles River
5 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.94%) CODA
5 1 (2.94%) Cognos
5 1 (2.94%) Greenplum
5 1 (2.94%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.94%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) Murex
5 1 (2.94%) Netezza
5 1 (2.94%) Teradata
5 1 (2.94%) Workday