Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 484 399 467
Rank change year-on-year -85 +68 -114
Contract jobs citing System Testing 388 526 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.66% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 310 249
England median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £247
90th Percentile £625 £583 £645
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 7
England median hourly rate £40.00 £44.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +68.87% +55.88%
10th Percentile £20.81 £18.33 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £41.95
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year -10.61% +64.22% +60.29%

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 79,245 79,600 74,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.23% 86.09% 85.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,983 53,618 49,693
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £266
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,991 1,932 2,117
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.04% +6.52%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.41
% change year-on-year - -1.68% +1.71%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 -25 172 £450 - 36
South East -64 97 £450 -10.00% 22
North of England -13 63 £403 -5.29% 26
North West -25 31 £405 -7.43% 11
Yorkshire +2 24 £375 +20.00% 12
South West -55 19 £325 -22.62% 20
Midlands -19 18 £375 +3.45% 21
West Midlands -17 17 £425 +25.93% 18
East of England +1 16 £318 +4.10% 11
North East 0 9 £521 +66.72% 3
East Midlands +1 1 £275 -47.62% 3
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 194 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (26.03%) Test Automation
3 94 (24.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 94 (24.23%) SQL
4 90 (23.20%) Java
5 89 (22.94%) Finance
6 84 (21.65%) Unit Testing
7 82 (21.13%) BDD
8 81 (20.88%) Jenkins
9 78 (20.10%) Linux
10 74 (19.07%) Scrum
11 73 (18.81%) Integration Testing
12 69 (17.78%) TDD
13 67 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
14 66 (17.01%) QA
14 66 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
15 65 (16.75%) Regression Testing
16 64 (16.49%) Unix
16 64 (16.49%) Git (software)
17 60 (15.46%) Big Data
18 59 (15.21%) Test Strategy
18 59 (15.21%) Selenium
19 56 (14.43%) JIRA
20 53 (13.66%) Degree
20 53 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
21 52 (13.40%) Functional Testing
21 52 (13.40%) Apache
22 51 (13.14%) Microsoft
23 48 (12.37%) Python
24 47 (12.11%) C#

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 52 (13.40%) Apache
2 23 (5.93%) Confluence
3 17 (4.38%) Apache Spark
4 15 (3.87%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.06%) CMS
6 4 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.77%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.77%) IIS
8 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.52%) WordPress
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.26%) Jadu
9 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.26%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.26%) TYPO3
Applications
1 13 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.77%) InVision
Business Applications
1 27 (6.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.77%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.52%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.26%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.96%) GitHub
3 12 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (2.84%) BrowserStack
5 10 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (2.06%) Office 365
7 7 (1.80%) Sauce Labs
8 6 (1.55%) Apigee
9 4 (1.03%) SaaS
10 3 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.26%) G Suite
12 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.26%) IaaS
12 1 (0.26%) Trello
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.41%) SSL
2 17 (4.38%) Internet
3 15 (3.87%) HTTP
4 5 (1.29%) Intranet
5 4 (1.03%) FTP
5 4 (1.03%) SMS
6 3 (0.77%) DHCP
7 2 (0.52%) Avaya Modular Messaging
7 2 (0.52%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.52%) DNS
7 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.52%) ISDN
7 2 (0.52%) PBX
7 2 (0.52%) RTP
7 2 (0.52%) RTSP
7 2 (0.52%) SAN
7 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.26%) SpaceWire
8 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.46%) Big Data
2 42 (10.82%) Hadoop
3 35 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (8.76%) SQL Server
5 27 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (6.70%) Parquet
7 25 (6.44%) HBase
8 20 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (4.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 18 (4.64%) Star Schema
10 12 (3.09%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.32%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (2.06%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
13 7 (1.80%) Oracle OWB
13 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.55%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 81 (20.88%) Jenkins
2 64 (16.49%) Git (software)
3 59 (15.21%) Selenium
4 56 (14.43%) JIRA
5 40 (10.31%) Cucumber
6 28 (7.22%) WebDriver
7 26 (6.70%) Maven
8 25 (6.44%) Gradle
9 21 (5.41%) JMeter
9 21 (5.41%) JUnit
10 18 (4.64%) Visual Studio
11 17 (4.38%) Appium
12 13 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (2.84%) SpecFlow
14 10 (2.58%) Xcode
15 8 (2.06%) LoadRunner
15 8 (2.06%) SoapUI
16 7 (1.80%) GitLab
17 6 (1.55%) Applitools
17 6 (1.55%) gulp
General
1 89 (22.94%) Finance
2 19 (4.90%) Banking
3 14 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.58%) Retail
6 9 (2.32%) Back Office
6 9 (2.32%) Front Office
7 7 (1.80%) Marketing
7 7 (1.80%) Military
8 4 (1.03%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.03%) Billing
9 3 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (31.44%) Developer
2 94 (24.23%) Analyst
3 53 (13.66%) Test Analyst
4 39 (10.05%) Java Developer
5 37 (9.54%) Tester
6 27 (6.96%) Test Manager
7 22 (5.67%) Automation Tester
8 19 (4.90%) Business Analyst
8 19 (4.90%) Consultant
8 19 (4.90%) Test Engineer
9 15 (3.87%) Test Leader
10 14 (3.61%) Hadoop Developer
11 12 (3.09%) Big Data Developer
11 12 (3.09%) Perl Developer
11 12 (3.09%) QA Analyst
11 12 (3.09%) QA Tester
11 12 (3.09%) SQL Developer
12 11 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.58%) .NET Developer
13 10 (2.58%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.86%) J2EE
2 45 (11.60%) .NET
3 44 (11.34%) JSON
4 41 (10.57%) Spring
5 38 (9.79%) REST
6 37 (9.54%) Kafka
6 37 (9.54%) Middleware
6 37 (9.54%) RabbitMQ
7 35 (9.02%) RESTful
8 25 (6.44%) Apache Avro
9 24 (6.19%) Gherkin
10 23 (5.93%) XML
11 20 (5.15%) CSS
12 15 (3.87%) CGI
12 15 (3.87%) FastCGI
12 15 (3.87%) HTML
13 14 (3.61%) .NET Framework
13 14 (3.61%) Web Services
14 13 (3.35%) AngularJS
15 11 (2.84%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (10.31%) Linux Command Line
3 25 (6.44%) Virtual Team
4 22 (5.67%) Mobile App
5 17 (4.38%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.61%) User Experience
7 12 (3.09%) Fixed Income
8 11 (2.84%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.58%) Mainframe
10 8 (2.06%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.06%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.29%) Smart Meter
13 4 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.03%) Internet of Things
13 4 (1.03%) NHS
13 4 (1.03%) Smart City
14 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.77%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.10%) Linux
2 64 (16.49%) Unix
3 15 (3.87%) Android
3 15 (3.87%) Apple iOS
4 14 (3.61%) Windows
5 6 (1.55%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.52%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) SUSE
7 2 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.52%) VME
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (26.03%) Test Automation
3 94 (24.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 84 (21.65%) Unit Testing
5 82 (21.13%) BDD
6 74 (19.07%) Scrum
7 73 (18.81%) Integration Testing
8 69 (17.78%) TDD
9 66 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (16.75%) Regression Testing
11 59 (15.21%) Test Strategy
12 53 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (13.40%) Functional Testing
14 47 (12.11%) Defect Management
15 39 (10.05%) Test Scripting
16 38 (9.79%) Non-Functional Testing
17 37 (9.54%) Migration
17 37 (9.54%) Performance Testing
17 37 (9.54%) SDLC
18 36 (9.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 94 (24.23%) SQL
2 90 (23.20%) Java
3 48 (12.37%) Python
4 47 (12.11%) C#
5 40 (10.31%) Shell Script
6 30 (7.73%) JavaScript
7 25 (6.44%) T-SQL
8 22 (5.67%) Perl
9 18 (4.64%) PL/SQL
10 17 (4.38%) C
11 16 (4.12%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.32%) C++
13 5 (1.29%) Ruby
14 3 (0.77%) PHP
14 3 (0.77%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.52%) COBOL
15 2 (0.52%) Fortran
15 2 (0.52%) Java 8
15 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (13.66%) Degree
2 23 (5.93%) ISEB
2 23 (5.93%) ISTQB
3 21 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 19 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.77%) PMP
8 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.26%) CCNA
9 1 (0.26%) CCNP
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (17.01%) QA
2 6 (1.55%) GDPR
3 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.29%) PMO
4 3 (0.77%) SEPA
5 2 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.52%) GMP
5 2 (0.52%) HL7
5 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.26%) FINRA
6 1 (0.26%) GxP
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (9.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 30 (7.73%) HDFS
3 10 (2.58%) Docker
4 8 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.55%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.26%) SRDF
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (9.54%) Hadoop YARN
2 25 (6.44%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.58%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.55%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (1.03%) SCCM
6 3 (0.77%) Ansible
6 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.77%) Puppet
6 3 (0.77%) Terraform
7 2 (0.52%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.26%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.26%) EnCase
8 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.26%) SCOM
8 1 (0.26%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.26%) SnapVault
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.44%) Oracle
3 21 (5.41%) HP
4 20 (5.15%) SAP
5 16 (4.12%) Splunk
6 10 (2.58%) IBM
7 8 (2.06%) Google
7 8 (2.06%) ION Trading
7 8 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.06%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.55%) CA
9 5 (1.29%) Adobe
10 4 (1.03%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.03%) hybris
10 4 (1.03%) Northgate
11 3 (0.77%) FXall
11 3 (0.77%) Murex
11 3 (0.77%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.77%) Tradeweb
11 3 (0.77%) Workday