Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 448 373
Rank change year-on-year -11 -75 -23
Contract jobs citing System Testing 447 416 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.48% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.56% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 257 383
England median daily rate £475 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +10.00% +5.18%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £625 £550
UK median daily rate £455 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +10.98% +9.33% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
England median hourly rate £41.75 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £37.38 £10.50 £15.40
90th Percentile £44.25 £50.45 £175.00
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £40.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -5.81% +50.88%

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 81,190 74,448 85,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.87% 85.09% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,959 49,037 57,163
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,238 1,938 2,074
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.41 £11.73
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%

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 July 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
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 July 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 -45 212 £525 +16.67% 29
South East +12 110 £500 +21.58% 28
North of England -16 45 £400 - 25
South West +12 35 £450 +20.00% 13
Midlands -36 27 £325 -3.70% 16
North West -23 26 £413 +10.00% 14
West Midlands -42 18 £300 - 10
East of England +19 15 £378 +48.04% 17
Yorkshire -9 15 £375 -11.24% 10
East Midlands -4 9 £494 +36.21% 6
North East -3 5 £300 - 1
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 229 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (36.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 131 (29.31%) Finance
4 118 (26.40%) Test Automation
5 112 (25.06%) SQL
6 101 (22.60%) Unit Testing
7 95 (21.25%) Oracle
8 89 (19.91%) Java
9 86 (19.24%) Linux
10 80 (17.90%) TDD
11 73 (16.33%) Unix
12 70 (15.66%) Jenkins
13 68 (15.21%) JIRA
14 67 (14.99%) BDD
15 66 (14.77%) C#
16 65 (14.54%) JavaScript
17 64 (14.32%) Banking
18 62 (13.87%) RESTful
19 60 (13.42%) Integration Testing
20 58 (12.98%) Scrum
21 52 (11.63%) Microsoft
21 52 (11.63%) QA
22 51 (11.41%) Selenium
23 50 (11.19%) Test Scripting
24 46 (10.29%) .NET
24 46 (10.29%) SDLC
25 45 (10.07%) Functional Testing
25 45 (10.07%) SQL Server
25 45 (10.07%) Spring
26 44 (9.84%) Middleware

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 35 (7.83%) Apache
2 28 (6.26%) Apache Spark
3 22 (4.92%) Confluence
4 19 (4.25%) Tomcat
5 16 (3.58%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.24%) CMS
6 10 (2.24%) GemFire
6 10 (2.24%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.79%) IIS
8 5 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.89%) JBoss
9 4 (0.89%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
1 17 (3.80%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.45%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 16 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (2.46%) ION MarketView
4 9 (2.01%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (1.12%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.67%) Magento
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.45%) Maximo
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.45%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.45%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.01%) BrowserStack
4 9 (2.01%) Office 365
4 9 (2.01%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.89%) GitHub
6 3 (0.67%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (0.67%) Taleo
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.45%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.45%) Force.com
7 2 (0.45%) IaaS
7 2 (0.45%) npm
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.80%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.36%) SSL
3 13 (2.91%) Internet
4 12 (2.68%) Firewall
5 10 (2.24%) HTTP
5 10 (2.24%) WAN
6 9 (2.01%) LAN
6 9 (2.01%) SMS
7 5 (1.12%) FTP
7 5 (1.12%) Network Security
8 4 (0.89%) Intranet
8 4 (0.89%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.89%) NGN
8 4 (0.89%) Skype
9 3 (0.67%) BGP
9 3 (0.67%) H.323
9 3 (0.67%) OSPF
9 3 (0.67%) SSH
9 3 (0.67%) VoIP
9 3 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.71%) Hadoop
3 28 (6.26%) Big Data
4 25 (5.59%) Oracle Database
5 23 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (2.91%) MySQL
8 12 (2.68%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.24%) Data Mining
9 10 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.24%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.34%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.89%) Hazelcast
14 4 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (15.66%) Jenkins
2 68 (15.21%) JIRA
3 51 (11.41%) Selenium
4 37 (8.28%) Cucumber
5 35 (7.83%) Git (software)
6 27 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (5.37%) SpecFlow
8 23 (5.15%) Visual Studio
9 20 (4.47%) WebDriver
10 17 (3.80%) JMeter
11 16 (3.58%) SoapUI
12 15 (3.36%) Subversion
12 15 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (3.13%) Mockito
14 8 (1.79%) Appium
14 8 (1.79%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.79%) Zephyr
15 7 (1.57%) Artifactory
15 7 (1.57%) JUnit
16 6 (1.34%) TeamCity
General
1 131 (29.31%) Finance
2 64 (14.32%) Banking
3 30 (6.71%) Front Office
4 28 (6.26%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.58%) Retail
6 14 (3.13%) Back Office
7 6 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.34%) Military
7 6 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.67%) Automotive
11 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.45%) Billing
11 2 (0.45%) Electronics
11 2 (0.45%) Marketing
11 2 (0.45%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 137 (30.65%) Analyst
2 129 (28.86%) Developer
3 54 (12.08%) Test Analyst
4 47 (10.51%) Business Analyst
5 38 (8.50%) Java Developer
6 30 (6.71%) Tester
7 23 (5.15%) Architect
7 23 (5.15%) Big Data Developer
7 23 (5.15%) Consultant
8 18 (4.03%) C# Developer
9 15 (3.36%) Senior Developer
9 15 (3.36%) Test Manager
10 14 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 14 (3.13%) Test Engineer
11 12 (2.68%) .NET Developer
11 12 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (2.68%) Financial Analyst
11 12 (2.68%) Systems Analyst
12 11 (2.46%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (2.46%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.87%) RESTful
2 46 (10.29%) .NET
3 45 (10.07%) Spring
4 44 (9.84%) Middleware
5 37 (8.28%) HTML
6 36 (8.05%) AngularJS
6 36 (8.05%) Node.js
6 36 (8.05%) Spring Boot
7 35 (7.83%) J2EE
8 33 (7.38%) Web Services
9 30 (6.71%) JSON
9 30 (6.71%) RabbitMQ
10 26 (5.82%) Kafka
10 26 (5.82%) REST
11 24 (5.37%) RxJS
11 24 (5.37%) Socket.IO
11 24 (5.37%) XML
12 17 (3.80%) SOAP
13 16 (3.58%) Gherkin
13 16 (3.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.25%) User Experience
5 16 (3.58%) Fixed Income
5 16 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (3.58%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.12%) Equities
8 5 (1.12%) Fintech
9 4 (0.89%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.89%) Derivative
9 4 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
9 4 (0.89%) PlayStation
10 3 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 86 (19.24%) Linux
2 73 (16.33%) Unix
3 40 (8.95%) Windows
4 14 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.01%) Android
5 9 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.12%) CentOS
7 4 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.67%) Solaris
8 3 (0.67%) SUSE
8 3 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (36.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 118 (26.40%) Test Automation
4 101 (22.60%) Unit Testing
5 80 (17.90%) TDD
6 67 (14.99%) BDD
7 60 (13.42%) Integration Testing
8 58 (12.98%) Scrum
9 50 (11.19%) Test Scripting
10 46 (10.29%) SDLC
11 45 (10.07%) Functional Testing
12 42 (9.40%) Defect Management
12 42 (9.40%) Waterfall
13 40 (8.95%) Migration
13 40 (8.95%) Regression Testing
14 37 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
15 36 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 36 (8.05%) Test Strategy
16 35 (7.83%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 112 (25.06%) SQL
2 89 (19.91%) Java
3 66 (14.77%) C#
4 65 (14.54%) JavaScript
5 38 (8.50%) Python
6 24 (5.37%) Bash Shell
6 24 (5.37%) TypeScript
7 21 (4.70%) PowerShell
8 19 (4.25%) Shell Script
9 17 (3.80%) C
10 13 (2.91%) Perl
10 13 (2.91%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.68%) Ruby
12 10 (2.24%) Java 8
12 10 (2.24%) R
13 7 (1.57%) C++
14 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.12%) ES6
15 5 (1.12%) ES7
15 5 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.16%) Degree
3 26 (5.82%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.59%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.91%) ISEB
6 8 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.12%) CISSP
8 4 (0.89%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.45%) CCIE
10 2 (0.45%) CCNA
10 2 (0.45%) CCNP
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (11.63%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (0.89%) GMP
2 4 (0.89%) PMO
2 4 (0.89%) SLA
3 3 (0.67%) MiFID
4 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.45%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.45%) DO-254
4 2 (0.45%) GDPR
4 2 (0.45%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.22%) SEPA
5 1 (0.22%) TARGET2
System Software
1 26 (5.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.67%) Docker
6 2 (0.45%) Firmware
6 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.22%) SRDF
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (5.82%) Hadoop YARN
2 13 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (2.68%) Puppet
4 8 (1.79%) HP ALM
5 6 (1.34%) Ansible
5 6 (1.34%) SCOM
6 5 (1.12%) Perfmon
6 5 (1.12%) SCCM
7 4 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.45%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.45%) Nagios
8 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.22%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.22%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.22%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 95 (21.25%) Oracle
2 52 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.82%) IBM
4 22 (4.92%) SAP
5 12 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.46%) HP
6 11 (2.46%) ION Trading
7 9 (2.01%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.57%) Murex
8 7 (1.57%) VMware
9 6 (1.34%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.34%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.12%) Apigee
10 5 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.12%) Citrix
10 5 (1.12%) Google
10 5 (1.12%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.12%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.12%) Splunk
11 4 (0.89%) FireEye