Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 389 460 339
Rank change year-on-year +71 -121 +51
Contract jobs citing System Testing 546 413 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.46% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.54% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 252 378
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £280 £256 £269
90th Percentile £588 £618 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 56
England median hourly rate £19.00 £32.25 £14.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.09% +115.72% -54.00%
10th Percentile £15.30 £18.01 £12.35
90th Percentile £52.00 £44.43 £51.38
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £38.25 £12.35
% change year-on-year -50.33% +209.72% -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 78,144 76,040 80,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.59% 84.08% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,821 50,742 53,006
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,788 2,055 2,462
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
% change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +48 215 £450 - 30
South East +62 172 £463 +9.47% 33
North of England +55 52 £425 +13.33% 24
South West +6 38 £400 +25.00% 9
Midlands -1 38 £356 -1.72% 16
North West +22 35 £431 +15.00% 12
West Midlands +2 28 £350 -0.36% 9
East of England -58 21 £305 -19.95% 13
Yorkshire +22 15 £250 -21.88% 12
East Midlands -3 10 £550 +62.96% 7
North East +53 2 £325 +8.33%
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 273 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (32.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 147 (26.92%) Test Automation
4 141 (25.82%) SQL
5 138 (25.27%) Finance
6 133 (24.36%) Java
7 104 (19.05%) Scrum
8 95 (17.40%) Unit Testing
9 94 (17.22%) Jenkins
10 92 (16.85%) Selenium
10 92 (16.85%) Linux
11 89 (16.30%) TDD
12 88 (16.12%) JIRA
13 81 (14.84%) Integration Testing
14 80 (14.65%) BDD
15 77 (14.10%) Unix
16 76 (13.92%) QA
17 75 (13.74%) Test Scripting
18 72 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
19 71 (13.00%) Git (software)
20 70 (12.82%) C#
20 70 (12.82%) Oracle
21 69 (12.64%) Degree
22 68 (12.45%) Security Cleared
23 62 (11.36%) Spring
23 62 (11.36%) Functional Testing
24 61 (11.17%) Regression Testing
25 60 (10.99%) JavaScript
26 58 (10.62%) Windows
27 57 (10.44%) J2EE

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 47 (8.61%) Apache
2 38 (6.96%) Confluence
3 33 (6.04%) Tomcat
4 28 (5.13%) Apache Spark
5 18 (3.30%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (2.38%) GemFire
7 11 (2.01%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.65%) CMS
8 9 (1.65%) SAS
9 8 (1.47%) JBoss
9 8 (1.47%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (0.55%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.37%) Mingle
6 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 16 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (1.47%) Oracle Assets
4 8 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle iProcurement
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 6 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.92%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.73%) Magento
9 2 (0.37%) HFM
9 2 (0.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 2 (0.37%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.37%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.33%) GitHub
2 17 (3.11%) PaaS
3 15 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.56%) Taleo
5 11 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 7 (1.28%) Office 365
8 6 (1.10%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.92%) BlazeMeter
10 4 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) SaaS
11 3 (0.55%) Serverless
12 2 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.18%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.13%) WAN
2 22 (4.03%) Internet
3 19 (3.48%) DNS
4 17 (3.11%) NetScaler
5 15 (2.75%) Firewall
6 11 (2.01%) SMS
7 10 (1.83%) Network Security
7 10 (1.83%) VPN
8 8 (1.47%) BGP
8 8 (1.47%) LAN
8 8 (1.47%) OSPF
9 3 (0.55%) 2G
9 3 (0.55%) 4G
9 3 (0.55%) LTE
9 3 (0.55%) SAN
10 2 (0.37%) FTP
10 2 (0.37%) Intranet
11 1 (0.18%) Extranet
11 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 46 (8.42%) Big Data
3 43 (7.88%) SQL Server
4 31 (5.68%) HBase
5 28 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.30%) MySQL
7 18 (3.30%) Parquet
8 13 (2.38%) Apache Hive
8 13 (2.38%) OLTP
9 12 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (2.20%) DB2
9 12 (2.20%) Redis
10 11 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 11 (2.01%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.83%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.83%) OLAP
11 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 94 (17.22%) Jenkins
2 92 (16.85%) Selenium
3 88 (16.12%) JIRA
4 71 (13.00%) Git (software)
5 43 (7.88%) Cucumber
6 38 (6.96%) Gradle
7 37 (6.78%) WebDriver
8 27 (4.95%) Zephyr
9 25 (4.58%) JUnit
10 22 (4.03%) Visual Studio
11 18 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (2.56%) HP UFT
12 14 (2.56%) Subversion
13 13 (2.38%) Appium
13 13 (2.38%) IntelliJ
14 11 (2.01%) SoapUI
14 11 (2.01%) SpecFlow
15 9 (1.65%) JMeter
15 9 (1.65%) Maven
16 8 (1.47%) Jasmine
General
1 138 (25.27%) Finance
2 36 (6.59%) Banking
3 26 (4.76%) Retail
4 13 (2.38%) Front Office
5 11 (2.01%) Back Office
5 11 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.65%) Games
7 8 (1.47%) Billing
7 8 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.73%) Marketing
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.55%) Legal
11 3 (0.55%) Military
12 2 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.37%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 160 (29.30%) Analyst
2 140 (25.64%) Developer
3 92 (16.85%) Test Analyst
4 64 (11.72%) Tester
5 61 (11.17%) Java Developer
6 43 (7.88%) Architect
7 36 (6.59%) Consultant
8 26 (4.76%) Big Data Developer
8 26 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 25 (4.58%) .NET Developer
9 25 (4.58%) Senior Developer
10 24 (4.40%) Automation Tester
11 21 (3.85%) Test Manager
12 17 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (2.93%) Test Leader
14 15 (2.75%) Network Architect
15 14 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 14 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
16 13 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 13 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.36%) Spring
2 57 (10.44%) J2EE
3 56 (10.26%) .NET
4 52 (9.52%) HTML
5 50 (9.16%) JSON
5 50 (9.16%) REST
6 47 (8.61%) RESTful
7 46 (8.42%) Kafka
7 46 (8.42%) Middleware
8 40 (7.33%) Web Services
9 38 (6.96%) CSS
9 38 (6.96%) XML
10 37 (6.78%) AngularJS
11 34 (6.23%) RabbitMQ
12 32 (5.86%) Gherkin
13 31 (5.68%) jQuery
14 26 (4.76%) Spring Boot
15 25 (4.58%) ASP.NET
16 24 (4.40%) SOAP
17 18 (3.30%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (8.06%) Virtual Team
3 43 (7.88%) Linux Command Line
4 31 (5.68%) User Experience
5 25 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.38%) Replication
7 11 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.47%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.10%) PlayStation
12 4 (0.73%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.73%) iPad
12 4 (0.73%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.55%) Equities
13 3 (0.55%) NHS
13 3 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 92 (16.85%) Linux
2 77 (14.10%) Unix
3 58 (10.62%) Windows
4 16 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.65%) zOS
7 8 (1.47%) Android
8 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.92%) CentOS
9 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) webOS
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (32.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 147 (26.92%) Test Automation
4 104 (19.05%) Scrum
5 95 (17.40%) Unit Testing
6 89 (16.30%) TDD
7 81 (14.84%) Integration Testing
8 80 (14.65%) BDD
9 75 (13.74%) Test Scripting
10 72 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (11.36%) Functional Testing
12 61 (11.17%) Regression Testing
13 52 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
14 49 (8.97%) SDLC
15 47 (8.61%) Test Strategy
16 46 (8.42%) Scenario Testing
16 46 (8.42%) Waterfall
17 43 (7.88%) Software Testing
18 42 (7.69%) Migration
19 36 (6.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 141 (25.82%) SQL
2 133 (24.36%) Java
3 70 (12.82%) C#
4 60 (10.99%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.41%) Shell Script
6 16 (2.93%) PL/SQL
6 16 (2.93%) T-SQL
7 13 (2.38%) Python
8 9 (1.65%) C++
8 9 (1.65%) Perl
9 8 (1.47%) C
9 8 (1.47%) Ruby
10 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.92%) Scala
10 5 (0.92%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.73%) VBA
12 3 (0.55%) COBOL
12 3 (0.55%) Groovy
12 3 (0.55%) VBScript
13 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (12.64%) Degree
2 68 (12.45%) Security Cleared
3 48 (8.79%) SC Cleared
4 44 (8.06%) ISTQB
5 39 (7.14%) ISEB
6 21 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.55%) MCSE
10 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.55%) PMP
10 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.37%) CCA
11 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.37%) MCP
11 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (13.92%) QA
2 19 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.47%) SLA
4 7 (1.28%) PMO
5 4 (0.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.73%) GMP
5 4 (0.73%) MiFID
5 4 (0.73%) WCAG
6 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.55%) GDPR
7 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.37%) FINREP
8 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.18%) EMIR
8 1 (0.18%) IFRS
8 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 44 (8.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 31 (5.68%) HDFS
3 15 (2.75%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.65%) RACF
5 7 (1.28%) Docker
6 5 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.55%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 29 (5.31%) Hadoop YARN
2 25 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.92%) SCCM
4 4 (0.73%) Puppet
5 3 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.18%) Ansible
7 1 (0.18%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.18%) Grafana
7 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Marathon
7 1 (0.18%) Mesos
7 1 (0.18%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) SELinux
7 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (12.82%) Oracle
2 53 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.49%) SAP
4 27 (4.95%) Citrix
5 26 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (3.85%) Cisco
7 20 (3.66%) Forcepoint
8 18 (3.30%) Juniper
9 17 (3.11%) Atlassian
9 17 (3.11%) HP
9 17 (3.11%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.93%) IBM
11 11 (2.01%) hybris
12 9 (1.65%) CyberArk
13 5 (0.92%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.92%) VMware
13 5 (0.92%) Workday
14 4 (0.73%) Charles River
14 4 (0.73%) Fujitsu
15 3 (0.55%) JD Edwards