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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
UK / England
Rank 375 317 338
Rank change year-on-year -58 +21  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 215 332 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.82% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 206 165
Median daily rate £415 £378 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.93% +4.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £43.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.71% +24.28%  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34805 40691 38449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.96% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23041 27009 24200
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1001 1126
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 110 £425 +6.25% 25
South East -20 39 £411 +26.53% 11
West Midlands +22 20 £300 -8.39% 3
South West +2 17 £450 +12.50% 4
North West -13 11 £400 - 15
East Midlands -5 10 £350 -26.31% 2
East of England -12 6 £425 -12.37%
Yorkshire +8 2 £423 +12.66% 3
North East -11 1 - - 2
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 111 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (26.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 103 (26.01%) Finance
4 94 (23.74%) SQL
5 82 (20.71%) Oracle
6 72 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 71 (17.93%) Security Cleared
8 65 (16.41%) Java
8 65 (16.41%) Migration
8 65 (16.41%) Test Scripting
9 56 (14.14%) SQL Server
10 55 (13.89%) Windows
10 55 (13.89%) Regression Testing
11 54 (13.64%) Integration Testing
12 51 (12.88%) SDLC
13 49 (12.37%) Linux
14 48 (12.12%) Test Automation
14 48 (12.12%) Test Strategy
15 45 (11.36%) MS Excel
15 45 (11.36%) Scrum
16 43 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
18 40 (10.10%) QA
18 40 (10.10%) Unix
19 39 (9.85%) C#
19 39 (9.85%) .NET
20 38 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
20 38 (9.60%) Unit Testing
20 38 (9.60%) Software Testing
20 38 (9.60%) Data Migration

System Testing
Top Related 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 17 (4.29%) CMS
2 16 (4.04%) WebSphere
3 14 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.77%) Confluence
6 7 (1.77%) IIS
7 6 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.26%) Apache
8 5 (1.26%) SAS
9 4 (1.01%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.01%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.76%) JBoss
10 3 (0.76%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.76%) StreamWeaver
11 2 (0.51%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.51%) Moodle
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 45 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.53%) MS Office
3 8 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.01%) MS Project
6 2 (0.51%) Mingle
6 2 (0.51%) Simulink
6 2 (0.51%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.51%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.78%) SAP BPC
3 7 (1.77%) ION MarketView
3 7 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.52%) Magento
5 4 (1.01%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.76%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.76%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.51%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.51%) Primavera
7 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.51%) TRIRIGA
7 2 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.53%) PaaS
2 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.26%) Office 365
4 4 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.76%) IaaS
5 3 (0.76%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.51%) Boomi
6 2 (0.51%) GitHub
6 2 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.25%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.28%) Internet
2 9 (2.27%) LAN
2 9 (2.27%) WAN
3 7 (1.77%) Firewall
3 7 (1.77%) Network Security
4 6 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.26%) WLAN
6 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.76%) PBX
6 3 (0.76%) Wireless
7 1 (0.25%) ATM
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) HTTP
7 1 (0.25%) LDAP
7 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.31%) Oracle Database
3 24 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.28%) SAP BW
7 12 (3.03%) RDBMS
7 12 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (2.53%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.27%) DB2
10 8 (2.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 8 (2.02%) DbVisualizer
10 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.26%) Big Data
12 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 36 (9.09%) JIRA
2 32 (8.08%) Selenium
3 26 (6.57%) Jenkins
4 25 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 24 (6.06%) Git (software)
6 16 (4.04%) SoapUI
7 15 (3.79%) WebDriver
8 11 (2.78%) JUnit
9 10 (2.53%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (1.52%) Mockito
12 5 (1.26%) Appium
13 4 (1.01%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.01%) JMeter
13 4 (1.01%) TestDirector
13 4 (1.01%) TestNG
13 4 (1.01%) Toad
14 3 (0.76%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 103 (26.01%) Finance
2 22 (5.56%) Banking
3 20 (5.05%) Retail
4 18 (4.55%) Military
5 13 (3.28%) Front Office
6 11 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.02%) Games
8 6 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.52%) Marketing
9 5 (1.26%) Advertising
10 3 (0.76%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.76%) Electronics
11 2 (0.51%) Back Office
11 2 (0.51%) Billing
11 2 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 123 (31.06%) Analyst
2 77 (19.44%) Developer
3 52 (13.13%) Test Analyst
4 31 (7.83%) Consultant
5 30 (7.58%) Tester
6 29 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 26 (6.57%) Integration Engineer
8 24 (6.06%) Test Engineer
9 22 (5.56%) Test Manager
10 21 (5.30%) Java Developer
10 21 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
11 17 (4.29%) Functional Analyst
12 15 (3.79%) SAP Analyst
13 14 (3.54%) Business Systems Analyst
13 14 (3.54%) SAP Functional Analyst
14 13 (3.28%) SAP Consultant
15 12 (3.03%) Automation Tester
15 12 (3.03%) Test and Integration Engineer
16 11 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
16 11 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.85%) .NET
2 32 (8.08%) HTML
3 27 (6.82%) XML
4 21 (5.30%) J2EE
5 20 (5.05%) Web Services
6 16 (4.04%) AngularJS
6 16 (4.04%) ASP.NET
7 14 (3.54%) Gherkin
7 14 (3.54%) Spring
8 13 (3.28%) RESTful
9 12 (3.03%) SOAP
10 11 (2.78%) Middleware
10 11 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
11 10 (2.53%) .NET Framework
11 10 (2.53%) REST
11 10 (2.53%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (2.27%) jQuery
13 8 (2.02%) Entity Framework
13 8 (2.02%) Flash
13 8 (2.02%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.29%) Fixed Income
4 10 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.53%) NHS
5 7 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.52%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.26%) FMCG
7 5 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.01%) iPad
8 4 (1.01%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.01%) User Experience
9 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.76%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.76%) Wiki
10 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.51%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.89%) Windows
2 49 (12.37%) Linux
3 40 (10.10%) Unix
4 28 (7.07%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.76%) Android
9 3 (0.76%) CentOS
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.51%) MVS
10 2 (0.51%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (26.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 65 (16.41%) Migration
3 65 (16.41%) Test Scripting
4 55 (13.89%) Regression Testing
5 54 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 51 (12.88%) SDLC
7 48 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 48 (12.12%) Test Strategy
8 45 (11.36%) Scrum
9 43 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (9.60%) Data Migration
10 38 (9.60%) Software Testing
10 38 (9.60%) System Integration Testing
10 38 (9.60%) Unit Testing
11 34 (8.59%) Automated Testing
12 33 (8.33%) Validation
13 27 (6.82%) TDD
14 25 (6.31%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 94 (23.74%) SQL
2 65 (16.41%) Java
3 39 (9.85%) C#
4 31 (7.83%) C
4 31 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.55%) Python
6 17 (4.29%) T-SQL
7 16 (4.04%) C++
7 16 (4.04%) Perl
8 13 (3.28%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.27%) ABAP
11 8 (2.02%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.77%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.77%) VB
13 6 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.01%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.01%) PHP
15 3 (0.76%) VBA
16 2 (0.51%) VC++
Qualifications
1 71 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.08%) DV Cleared
3 31 (7.83%) ISEB
4 27 (6.82%) ISTQB
5 23 (5.81%) Degree
6 19 (4.80%) SC Cleared
7 12 (3.03%) BC Cleared
8 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.52%) CCA
10 6 (1.52%) CCNA
10 6 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (1.52%) MCP
10 6 (1.52%) MCSE
11 4 (1.01%) HNC
12 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.10%) QA
2 11 (2.78%) SLA
3 9 (2.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 9 (2.27%) GMP
4 6 (1.52%) MiFID
5 4 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.51%) EMIR
7 2 (0.51%) HL7
7 2 (0.51%) ISO26262
7 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.25%) GxP
8 1 (0.25%) IFRS
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) SDET
8 1 (0.25%) SEPA
8 1 (0.25%) TARGET2
System Software
1 28 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 6 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.01%) Firmware
5 3 (0.76%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.51%) Cronacle
6 2 (0.51%) HDFS
6 2 (0.51%) NDS
7 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.52%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.76%) SCCM
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
4 2 (0.51%) SCOM
5 1 (0.25%) Ambari
5 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.25%) Grafana
5 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 82 (20.71%) Oracle
2 72 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.08%) SAP
4 20 (5.05%) IBM
5 13 (3.28%) VMware
6 10 (2.53%) Adobe
6 10 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.27%) Cisco
7 9 (2.27%) ION Trading
8 6 (1.52%) hybris
9 5 (1.26%) Serena
10 4 (1.01%) Informatica
10 4 (1.01%) Reuters
11 3 (0.76%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.76%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.76%) Etrali
11 3 (0.76%) HP
11 3 (0.76%) Northgate
11 3 (0.76%) Remedy
11 3 (0.76%) Tableau
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