Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 412 439 327
Rank change year-on-year +27 -112 +78
Contract jobs citing System Testing 517 492 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.51% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.60% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 289 437
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £280 £257 £263
90th Percentile £592 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 49
England median hourly rate £32.75 £38.25 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +209.72% -62.00%
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £12.35
% change year-on-year -18.13% +223.89% -62.00%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79631 81325 85624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.17% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53568 54246 56450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1862 2110 2524
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in England

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in England

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in England

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in England

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for System Testing in England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +34 221 £450 +5.88% 15
South East +51 148 £450 +12.15% 13
North of England +24 46 £388 +10.71% 8
South West +21 40 £400 +25.00% 4
Midlands +8 35 £363 +3.57% 3
West Midlands +22 31 £363 +3.57% 2
North West +5 28 £420 +16.67% 2
East of England -57 19 £303 -13.57% 2
Yorkshire +1 18 £325 -10.34% 5
East Midlands -3 4 £550 +57.14% 1
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 245 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (31.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 140 (27.08%) Finance
4 137 (26.50%) Test Automation
5 133 (25.73%) SQL
6 122 (23.60%) Java
7 100 (19.34%) Scrum
8 87 (16.83%) JIRA
9 82 (15.86%) Selenium
10 81 (15.67%) Linux
11 74 (14.31%) Jenkins
12 72 (13.93%) Unit Testing
13 71 (13.73%) QA
14 70 (13.54%) Unix
15 67 (12.96%) C#
15 67 (12.96%) Oracle
15 67 (12.96%) Test Scripting
15 67 (12.96%) Functional Testing
16 63 (12.19%) Degree
16 63 (12.19%) Integration Testing
17 62 (11.99%) TDD
18 61 (11.80%) BDD
19 60 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
19 60 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
20 57 (11.03%) Regression Testing
21 55 (10.64%) .NET
22 51 (9.86%) SDLC
22 51 (9.86%) Git (software)
23 50 (9.67%) JavaScript
23 50 (9.67%) Microsoft

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 32 (6.19%) Apache
2 29 (5.61%) Confluence
3 25 (4.84%) Apache Spark
3 25 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.09%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (2.51%) GemFire
6 12 (2.32%) SAS
7 10 (1.93%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.74%) CMS
9 7 (1.35%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.19%) Documentum
13 1 (0.19%) Drupal
13 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 22 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.39%) Mingle
7 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.32%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.93%) Magento
3 8 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle iProcurement
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 6 (1.16%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.97%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.39%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.45%) GitHub
2 17 (3.29%) PaaS
3 11 (2.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 11 (2.13%) Taleo
4 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.97%) Office 365
7 4 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.58%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.39%) npm
9 2 (0.39%) SaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Serverless
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.19%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.19%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.26%) Internet
2 20 (3.87%) WAN
3 15 (2.90%) DNS
4 13 (2.51%) Firewall
5 12 (2.32%) NetScaler
6 9 (1.74%) Network Security
6 9 (1.74%) VPN
7 8 (1.55%) SMS
8 6 (1.16%) LAN
9 4 (0.77%) BGP
9 4 (0.77%) OSPF
10 3 (0.58%) SAN
10 3 (0.58%) Wireless
11 2 (0.39%) FTP
11 2 (0.39%) HTTP
11 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.19%) Broadband
12 1 (0.19%) IPv4
12 1 (0.19%) IPv6
12 1 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 30 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (5.61%) Hadoop
5 28 (5.42%) Big Data
6 18 (3.48%) DB2
6 18 (3.48%) HBase
7 13 (2.51%) Apache Hive
7 13 (2.51%) OLTP
7 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.32%) MySQL
8 12 (2.32%) OLAP
8 12 (2.32%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.13%) DbVisualizer
10 10 (1.93%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.74%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 87 (16.83%) JIRA
2 82 (15.86%) Selenium
3 74 (14.31%) Jenkins
4 51 (9.86%) Git (software)
5 44 (8.51%) Cucumber
6 38 (7.35%) WebDriver
7 24 (4.64%) Zephyr
8 22 (4.26%) Gradle
9 17 (3.29%) JUnit
9 17 (3.29%) Visual Studio
10 14 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (2.51%) HP UFT
11 13 (2.51%) IntelliJ
12 12 (2.32%) SoapUI
13 10 (1.93%) Appium
14 9 (1.74%) SpecFlow
15 8 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.55%) Maven
15 8 (1.55%) Subversion
16 7 (1.35%) JMeter
General
1 140 (27.08%) Finance
2 46 (8.90%) Banking
3 30 (5.80%) Retail
4 17 (3.29%) Games
5 16 (3.09%) Front Office
6 14 (2.71%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.51%) Back Office
8 9 (1.74%) Marketing
9 7 (1.35%) Billing
10 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.77%) Legal
13 3 (0.58%) Publishing
13 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.39%) Law
14 2 (0.39%) Military
14 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (30.75%) Analyst
2 133 (25.73%) Developer
3 91 (17.60%) Test Analyst
4 66 (12.77%) Tester
5 38 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 36 (6.96%) Architect
7 33 (6.38%) Consultant
8 26 (5.03%) Automation Tester
9 25 (4.84%) .NET Developer
9 25 (4.84%) Business Analyst
10 21 (4.06%) Senior Developer
11 18 (3.48%) Test Manager
12 16 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.71%) SAP Consultant
14 14 (2.71%) Senior .NET Developer
14 14 (2.71%) Test Leader
15 13 (2.51%) HTML Developer
15 13 (2.51%) Support Analyst
16 12 (2.32%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.64%) .NET
2 48 (9.28%) HTML
3 43 (8.32%) Web Services
4 41 (7.93%) J2EE
5 39 (7.54%) RESTful
6 38 (7.35%) XML
7 37 (7.16%) Spring
8 36 (6.96%) REST
9 33 (6.38%) Gherkin
9 33 (6.38%) JSON
10 31 (6.00%) AngularJS
10 31 (6.00%) CSS
11 30 (5.80%) Kafka
11 30 (5.80%) Middleware
12 27 (5.22%) jQuery
13 26 (5.03%) ASP.NET
14 22 (4.26%) Spring Boot
15 18 (3.48%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (3.09%) SOAP
17 15 (2.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.61%) Virtual Team
3 28 (5.42%) Linux Command Line
3 28 (5.42%) User Experience
4 26 (5.03%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.51%) Replication
8 12 (2.32%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.13%) Fixed Income
9 11 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.35%) Fintech
10 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.16%) PlayStation
12 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.97%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.97%) Equities
13 4 (0.77%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.77%) iPad
13 4 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.67%) Linux
2 70 (13.54%) Unix
3 48 (9.28%) Windows
4 15 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.13%) CentOS
6 8 (1.55%) Android
7 7 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.35%) zOS
8 6 (1.16%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.39%) AIX
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) webOS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (31.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 137 (26.50%) Test Automation
4 100 (19.34%) Scrum
5 72 (13.93%) Unit Testing
6 67 (12.96%) Functional Testing
6 67 (12.96%) Test Scripting
7 63 (12.19%) Integration Testing
8 62 (11.99%) TDD
9 61 (11.80%) BDD
10 60 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
11 57 (11.03%) Regression Testing
12 51 (9.86%) SDLC
13 49 (9.48%) Scenario Testing
14 45 (8.70%) Test Strategy
15 44 (8.51%) Software Testing
16 41 (7.93%) Migration
17 39 (7.54%) ETL
17 39 (7.54%) Waterfall
18 36 (6.96%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 133 (25.73%) SQL
2 122 (23.60%) Java
3 67 (12.96%) C#
4 50 (9.67%) JavaScript
5 23 (4.45%) T-SQL
6 21 (4.06%) Shell Script
7 19 (3.68%) C++
7 19 (3.68%) Python
8 18 (3.48%) C
9 13 (2.51%) Perl
10 12 (2.32%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.97%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.97%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.77%) Scala
13 4 (0.77%) VBA
14 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.58%) VBScript
15 2 (0.39%) COBOL
15 2 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (12.19%) Degree
2 49 (9.48%) Security Cleared
3 39 (7.54%) ISTQB
4 38 (7.35%) ISEB
5 34 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.58%) CCNA
9 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.39%) CCA
10 2 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.39%) MCP
10 2 (0.39%) MCSE
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (13.73%) QA
2 17 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.93%) SLA
4 8 (1.55%) MiFID
5 5 (0.97%) PMO
6 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.77%) WCAG
7 3 (0.58%) EMIR
8 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.39%) FINREP
8 2 (0.39%) GDPR
9 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.19%) GMP
9 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.19%) IFRS
9 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (5.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 18 (3.48%) HDFS
3 8 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.35%) RACF
5 5 (0.97%) Docker
6 4 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.58%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 26 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.51%) Hadoop YARN
3 5 (0.97%) SCCM
4 4 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.39%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.19%) Grafana
6 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.19%) Kibana
6 1 (0.19%) logstash
6 1 (0.19%) Marathon
6 1 (0.19%) Mesos
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (12.96%) Oracle
2 50 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 33 (6.38%) SAP
4 26 (5.03%) IBM
5 25 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 25 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (3.68%) Citrix
7 18 (3.48%) Forcepoint
7 18 (3.48%) HP
8 16 (3.09%) hybris
9 15 (2.90%) Cisco
10 14 (2.71%) Atlassian
11 12 (2.32%) Juniper
12 7 (1.35%) CyberArk
13 5 (0.97%) ION Trading
14 4 (0.77%) Fujitsu
14 4 (0.77%) Pardot
14 4 (0.77%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.77%) VMware
15 3 (0.58%) CA Agile Central