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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
London / City of London
Rank 135 141 169
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 19 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.58% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 12
Median daily rate £500 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £510 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

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 2561 2922 4205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.83% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2335 3244
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 £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing in the City of London.

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

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
3 8 (25.00%) Change Management
4 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) Asset Management
4 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (18.75%) SLA
6 5 (15.63%) Linux
6 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 5 (15.63%) .NET
6 5 (15.63%) Front Office
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
6 5 (15.63%) Banking
6 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
7 4 (12.50%) SDLC
7 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 4 (12.50%) Degree
7 4 (12.50%) MiFID
7 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 4 (12.50%) Perl
7 4 (12.50%) C

System Testing
Top Related 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 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.38%) LiveCycle
3 2 (6.25%) CMS
3 2 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 1 (3.13%) ION MarketView
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
1 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.13%) Big Data
6 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Appium
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) TestNG
2 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Front Office
3 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Business Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
3 3 (9.38%) C++ Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Linux Developer
3 3 (9.38%) MiFID Business Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Perl Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Python Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Release Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Release Manager
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Front Office Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Tester
4 2 (6.25%) UAT Lead
5 1 (3.13%) Database Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (9.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.13%) COM
4 1 (3.13%) Flash
4 1 (3.13%) Murex MxML
4 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Fixed Income
2 3 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.13%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Equities
4 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) CentOS
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Change Management
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Asset Management
2 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 4 (12.50%) SDLC
5 3 (9.38%) High-Frequency Trading
5 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
5 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.38%) MVC
5 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) User Stories
6 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) C
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) Perl
3 4 (12.50%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.38%) C++
5 2 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 4 (12.50%) MiFID
3 3 (9.38%) QA
4 1 (3.13%) EMIR
4 1 (3.13%) SEPA
4 1 (3.13%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Adobe
3 3 (9.38%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.38%) SAP
4 2 (6.25%) Serena
5 1 (3.13%) Avature
5 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.13%) Charles River
5 1 (3.13%) ION Trading
5 1 (3.13%) Kenexa
5 1 (3.13%) Murex
5 1 (3.13%) Remedy
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