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 3 months to 26 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 149 167
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 26 16 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.78% 0.48% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.56% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 24
Median daily rate £479 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.54% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £273 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £543 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +4.00% +203.64%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2925 2856 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.16% 85.89% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2341 3708
Median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) Java
3 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
3 11 (24.44%) Banking
4 10 (22.22%) SQL
5 9 (20.00%) C#
5 9 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (17.78%) Python
6 8 (17.78%) Asset Management
6 8 (17.78%) Change Management
6 8 (17.78%) Front Office
7 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
7 7 (15.56%) SLA
8 6 (13.33%) Project Management
8 6 (13.33%) HTML
8 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.33%) .NET
8 6 (13.33%) Investment Banking
8 6 (13.33%) MiFID
8 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 6 (13.33%) SDLC
9 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (11.11%) Fixed Income

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 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.44%) ION MarketView
3 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (2.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
1 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.44%) Big Data
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.22%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.22%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
7 1 (2.22%) MySQL
7 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.22%) OLAP
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) Selenium
3 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.22%) Appium
4 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) TestNG
4 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 11 (24.44%) Banking
3 8 (17.78%) Front Office
4 6 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Back Office
5 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.22%) Games
6 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.22%) Publishing
6 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Release Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Front Office Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Big Data Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) C Developer
7 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) C/C++ Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Release Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
1 6 (13.33%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.89%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (4.44%) XSD
5 2 (4.44%) XSLT
6 1 (2.22%) COM
6 1 (2.22%) Flash
6 1 (2.22%) HTML5
6 1 (2.22%) Murex MxML
6 1 (2.22%) Node.js
6 1 (2.22%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
6 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 4 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Equities
6 1 (2.22%) CESG
6 1 (2.22%) CMDB
6 1 (2.22%) Fintech
6 1 (2.22%) NHS
6 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) CentOS
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (17.78%) Asset Management
3 8 (17.78%) Change Management
4 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
5 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) SDLC
5 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.11%) ITIL
7 4 (8.89%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (8.89%) Low Latency
7 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
7 4 (8.89%) MVC
7 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.67%) High-Frequency Trading
8 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) Java
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) Python
5 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.11%) Perl
7 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
7 4 (8.89%) C
7 4 (8.89%) C++
8 2 (4.44%) Scala
9 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) SLA
2 6 (13.33%) MiFID
3 3 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (4.44%) HDFS
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
3 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.44%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.22%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.22%) CODA
5 1 (2.22%) Greenplum
5 1 (2.22%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.22%) Murex
5 1 (2.22%) Netezza
5 1 (2.22%) Remedy
5 1 (2.22%) Serena
5 1 (2.22%) Teradata
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