Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 427 448
Rank change year-on-year -29 +21 -124
Contract jobs citing System Testing 459 517 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.63% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 309 291
England median daily rate £440 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £280 £258
90th Percentile £675 £592 £550
UK median daily rate £428 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.79% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 10
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.75 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -14.38% +209.72%
10th Percentile £20.81 £16.50 £19.50
90th Percentile £44.15 £49.88 £43.98
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £32.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +22.14% -18.13% +223.89%

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 82,226 81,485 83,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.42% 85.89% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,098 54,737 55,286
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £610
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,099 1,937 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.20 £23.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.17% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.10 £23.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.24% +2.56% +2.27%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +2 202 £475 +5.56% 22
South East -22 123 £488 +8.33% 41
North of England +9 61 £391 +0.90% 22
Midlands -18 29 £325 -10.34% 20
North West -23 27 £405 -3.57% 14
West Midlands -27 24 £344 -5.17% 14
Yorkshire -6 23 £350 +7.69% 6
South West -31 23 £381 -4.69% 20
East of England -2 17 £385 +27.27% 20
North East - 12 £521 - 2
East Midlands +9 5 £320 -41.82% 6
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 210 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (33.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 136 (29.63%) SQL
4 134 (29.19%) Test Automation
5 113 (24.62%) Finance
6 112 (24.40%) Unit Testing
7 101 (22.00%) BDD
8 98 (21.35%) Java
9 94 (20.48%) Linux
10 93 (20.26%) Unix
11 75 (16.34%) Integration Testing
11 75 (16.34%) Selenium
12 74 (16.12%) Scrum
13 68 (14.81%) Apache
13 68 (14.81%) QA
13 68 (14.81%) TDD
14 67 (14.60%) Jenkins
14 67 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
15 66 (14.38%) C#
16 65 (14.16%) Test Strategy
17 64 (13.94%) Oracle
18 63 (13.73%) Regression Testing
19 58 (12.64%) Git (software)
20 56 (12.20%) Test Scripting
21 55 (11.98%) Banking
22 52 (11.33%) .NET
23 51 (11.11%) Functional Testing
23 51 (11.11%) Defect Management
24 48 (10.46%) Big Data
24 48 (10.46%) Cucumber

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 68 (14.81%) Apache
2 29 (6.32%) Apache Spark
3 19 (4.14%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.70%) Confluence
5 12 (2.61%) CMS
6 9 (1.96%) IIS
7 7 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.53%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.65%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.22%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.22%) SAS
11 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 29 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (1.09%) ION MarketView
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.65%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.44%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.44%) SystmOne
7 2 (0.44%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.27%) BrowserStack
3 13 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (2.83%) GitHub
4 12 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.18%) Office 365
6 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.87%) SaaS
6 4 (0.87%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.44%) IaaS
7 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.44%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Apigee
8 1 (0.22%) Force.com
8 1 (0.22%) Taleo
8 1 (0.22%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.54%) SSL
2 29 (6.32%) HTTP
3 21 (4.58%) Internet
4 16 (3.49%) Intranet
5 10 (2.18%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.96%) BIG-IP
6 9 (1.96%) DNS
7 3 (0.65%) DHCP
7 3 (0.65%) Firewall
7 3 (0.65%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.65%) Skype
7 3 (0.65%) VPN
8 2 (0.44%) BGP
8 2 (0.44%) Network Security
8 2 (0.44%) NGN
8 2 (0.44%) OSPF
8 2 (0.44%) SMS
9 1 (0.22%) AMQP
9 1 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.46%) Big Data
2 44 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 41 (8.93%) Hadoop
4 28 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.83%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (2.61%) HBase
9 12 (2.61%) Parquet
10 10 (2.18%) MariaDB
10 10 (2.18%) MySQL
11 9 (1.96%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.96%) Star Schema
12 8 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (1.31%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 75 (16.34%) Selenium
2 67 (14.60%) Jenkins
3 58 (12.64%) Git (software)
4 48 (10.46%) Cucumber
4 48 (10.46%) JIRA
5 28 (6.10%) Visual Studio
6 25 (5.45%) JMeter
6 25 (5.45%) JUnit
7 23 (5.01%) Maven
8 20 (4.36%) WebDriver
9 19 (4.14%) SpecFlow
10 16 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (3.05%) Appium
11 14 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (2.61%) Gradle
13 10 (2.18%) Eclipse
13 10 (2.18%) SoapUI
14 9 (1.96%) Xcode
15 8 (1.74%) TeamCity
16 7 (1.53%) NUnit
General
1 113 (24.62%) Finance
2 55 (11.98%) Banking
3 35 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.36%) Front Office
5 11 (2.40%) Military
5 11 (2.40%) Retail
6 9 (1.96%) Back Office
7 8 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Automotive
10 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 129 (28.10%) Analyst
2 128 (27.89%) Developer
3 78 (16.99%) Test Analyst
4 42 (9.15%) Java Developer
5 38 (8.28%) Tester
6 26 (5.66%) Test Manager
7 22 (4.79%) Automation Tester
7 22 (4.79%) Big Data Developer
7 22 (4.79%) Business Analyst
8 21 (4.58%) Test Engineer
9 20 (4.36%) Architect
10 19 (4.14%) Consultant
11 16 (3.49%) Perl Developer
11 16 (3.49%) Test Leader
12 15 (3.27%) .NET Developer
12 15 (3.27%) C# Developer
12 15 (3.27%) QA Analyst
13 14 (3.05%) Apache Spark Developer
14 13 (2.83%) Automation Test Analyst
14 13 (2.83%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.33%) .NET
2 44 (9.59%) J2EE
2 44 (9.59%) Middleware
3 41 (8.93%) JSON
3 41 (8.93%) Spring
4 39 (8.50%) RabbitMQ
5 37 (8.06%) Kafka
6 36 (7.84%) RESTful
7 32 (6.97%) XML
8 29 (6.32%) CGI
8 29 (6.32%) FastCGI
8 29 (6.32%) Gherkin
9 27 (5.88%) REST
10 24 (5.23%) AngularJS
10 24 (5.23%) Spring Boot
11 23 (5.01%) CSS
12 22 (4.79%) .NET Framework
13 18 (3.92%) LAMP
13 18 (3.92%) Node.js
14 17 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.93%) Linux Command Line
3 26 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 25 (5.45%) Virtual Team
5 20 (4.36%) User Experience
6 18 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.05%) Fixed Income
8 12 (2.61%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.40%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.18%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.96%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.74%) Derivative
12 8 (1.74%) OTC Derivatives
13 7 (1.53%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.31%) Credit Risk
14 6 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (1.09%) Equities
16 4 (0.87%) Fintech
17 3 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
17 3 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (20.48%) Linux
2 93 (20.26%) Unix
3 38 (8.28%) Windows
4 13 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.18%) Solaris
5 10 (2.18%) SUSE
5 10 (2.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.31%) Android
6 6 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.22%) AIX
8 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (33.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 134 (29.19%) Test Automation
4 112 (24.40%) Unit Testing
5 101 (22.00%) BDD
6 75 (16.34%) Integration Testing
7 74 (16.12%) Scrum
8 68 (14.81%) TDD
9 65 (14.16%) Test Strategy
10 63 (13.73%) Regression Testing
11 56 (12.20%) Test Scripting
12 51 (11.11%) Defect Management
12 51 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 48 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
14 47 (10.24%) Non-Functional Testing
15 44 (9.59%) SDLC
16 42 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (8.71%) Software Testing
18 39 (8.50%) Migration
19 36 (7.84%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (29.63%) SQL
2 98 (21.35%) Java
3 66 (14.38%) C#
4 46 (10.02%) Python
5 42 (9.15%) Shell Script
6 38 (8.28%) Perl
7 37 (8.06%) JavaScript
8 22 (4.79%) C
8 22 (4.79%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.83%) Ruby
10 12 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.61%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.18%) PHP
11 10 (2.18%) R
12 5 (1.09%) C++
13 4 (0.87%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.44%) COBOL
14 2 (0.44%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 39 (8.50%) ISTQB
2 34 (7.41%) Degree
3 32 (6.97%) ISEB
4 26 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 19 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.44%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.44%) CISSP
10 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.44%) PMP
11 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (14.81%) QA
2 8 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.53%) PMO
4 5 (1.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (1.09%) GMP
5 3 (0.65%) SEPA
6 2 (0.44%) GxP
6 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.44%) MiFID
6 2 (0.44%) SLA
7 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (7.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 16 (3.49%) HDFS
3 8 (1.74%) Docker
4 7 (1.53%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.65%) SRDF
7 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) IAG
Systems Management
1 36 (7.84%) Hadoop YARN
2 21 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (2.40%) Ansible
4 10 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.18%) Puppet
5 9 (1.96%) CFEngine
6 6 (1.31%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.31%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.65%) SCCM
7 3 (0.65%) SnapMirror
7 3 (0.65%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.44%) SCOM
9 1 (0.22%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (13.94%) Oracle
2 44 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.10%) Splunk
4 24 (5.23%) SAP
5 12 (2.61%) IBM
5 12 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.40%) HP
6 11 (2.40%) ION Trading
6 11 (2.40%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.96%) F5
8 7 (1.53%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.53%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.31%) CA
9 6 (1.31%) webMethods
10 5 (1.09%) Murex
11 4 (0.87%) Adobe
11 4 (0.87%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.87%) Serena
11 4 (0.87%) Workday
12 3 (0.65%) SolarWinds