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 27 June 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.

System Testing
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 354 281
Rank change year-on-year -50 -73  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 202 294 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.59% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.71% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 171 240
Median daily rate £420 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £21.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +77.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £37.50 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £37.50 £23.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +4.00% +203.64%  

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 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 -11 99 £453 +17.53% 15
South East -18 28 £388 +4.72% 10
West Midlands +9 23 £338 -3.57% 2
North West +22 22 £363 +5.83% 5
Yorkshire +24 11 £423 +12.66% 3
East Midlands -9 7 £425 -39.28% 3
South West +2 6 £300 -7.69% 5
East of England -11 3 £255 -36.25% 4
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 139 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (31.97%) Finance
3 121 (29.09%) SQL
4 97 (23.32%) Java
5 89 (21.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 86 (20.67%) Oracle
7 85 (20.43%) Test Automation
8 66 (15.87%) Test Scripting
9 63 (15.14%) Integration Testing
10 60 (14.42%) JIRA
10 60 (14.42%) Microsoft
11 59 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
12 57 (13.70%) Linux
13 55 (13.22%) Regression Testing
14 53 (12.74%) Unix
15 50 (12.02%) Scrum
16 49 (11.78%) SQL Server
17 47 (11.30%) Migration
17 47 (11.30%) Test Strategy
18 45 (10.82%) SDLC
18 45 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
18 45 (10.82%) Software Testing
19 44 (10.58%) Unit Testing
20 43 (10.34%) Jenkins
21 42 (10.10%) Security Cleared
22 40 (9.62%) Selenium
22 40 (9.62%) HTML
23 38 (9.13%) .NET
23 38 (9.13%) JavaScript
23 38 (9.13%) Degree

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 23 (5.53%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.13%) Apache
4 12 (2.88%) CMS
5 11 (2.64%) Confluence
6 8 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.20%) IIS
7 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.72%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.72%) JBoss
8 3 (0.72%) StreamWeaver
9 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.48%) Moodle
9 2 (0.48%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.48%) Mingle
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (5.05%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (3.13%) Magento
3 10 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.68%) ION MarketView
5 7 (1.68%) Oracle HRMS
6 5 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.96%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle iStore
7 4 (0.96%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.72%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.48%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.48%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.48%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.48%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.16%) PaaS
2 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.20%) GitHub
4 4 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.96%) Office 365
5 3 (0.72%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.48%) Boomi
6 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.24%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.24%) Force.com
7 1 (0.24%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.37%) Internet
2 4 (0.96%) Firewall
2 4 (0.96%) LAN
2 4 (0.96%) Network Security
2 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.96%) WAN
3 3 (0.72%) FTP
3 3 (0.72%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.72%) LDAP
3 3 (0.72%) PBX
4 1 (0.24%) ATM
4 1 (0.24%) HTTP
4 1 (0.24%) Skype
4 1 (0.24%) SSL
4 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.21%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.57%) Hadoop
4 18 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.61%) DB2
5 15 (3.61%) DbVisualizer
5 15 (3.61%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.88%) Big Data
7 11 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.16%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.44%) MySQL
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.20%) HBase
Development Applications
1 60 (14.42%) JIRA
2 43 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 40 (9.62%) Selenium
4 31 (7.45%) Git (software)
5 27 (6.49%) Cucumber
6 22 (5.29%) WebDriver
7 20 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 9 (2.16%) SoapUI
10 8 (1.92%) JUnit
11 6 (1.44%) Mockito
11 6 (1.44%) TestDirector
12 5 (1.20%) Appium
12 5 (1.20%) Gradle
12 5 (1.20%) TestNG
13 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.96%) Toad
14 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.72%) Zephyr
General
1 133 (31.97%) Finance
2 31 (7.45%) Banking
3 28 (6.73%) Retail
4 18 (4.33%) Games
5 12 (2.88%) Front Office
5 12 (2.88%) Marketing
6 11 (2.64%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.16%) Military
8 8 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.68%) Back Office
9 7 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.20%) Music Industry
11 4 (0.96%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.96%) Legal
12 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.48%) Advertising
13 2 (0.48%) Billing
13 2 (0.48%) Electronics
13 2 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 137 (32.93%) Analyst
2 93 (22.36%) Developer
3 78 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 34 (8.17%) Java Developer
5 33 (7.93%) Business Analyst
6 31 (7.45%) Tester
7 30 (7.21%) Consultant
8 24 (5.77%) Test Manager
9 21 (5.05%) Systems Analyst
10 17 (4.09%) Automation Tester
10 17 (4.09%) Oracle Developer
11 15 (3.61%) Test Engineer
12 14 (3.37%) SQL Developer
13 13 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
13 13 (3.13%) Java Automation Tester
13 13 (3.13%) SAP Consultant
14 12 (2.88%) Architect
14 12 (2.88%) Integration Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (2.64%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.62%) HTML
2 38 (9.13%) .NET
3 33 (7.93%) XML
4 30 (7.21%) J2EE
5 29 (6.97%) Web Services
6 24 (5.77%) Spring
7 23 (5.53%) Middleware
8 20 (4.81%) REST
8 20 (4.81%) RESTful
9 18 (4.33%) Gherkin
10 16 (3.85%) AngularJS
11 13 (3.13%) JSON
12 12 (2.88%) Kafka
12 12 (2.88%) RESTEasy
13 11 (2.64%) ASP.NET
13 11 (2.64%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (2.64%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (2.40%) Flash
14 10 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
14 10 (2.40%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.16%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.16%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.44%) Equities
8 6 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.44%) NHS
8 6 (1.44%) PlayStation
8 6 (1.44%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.20%) Fintech
9 5 (1.20%) User Experience
9 5 (1.20%) Wiki
10 4 (0.96%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.72%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.72%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.70%) Linux
2 53 (12.74%) Unix
3 36 (8.65%) Windows
4 15 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.64%) CentOS
7 9 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.92%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.20%) Android
9 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.72%) AIX
11 3 (0.72%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (21.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 85 (20.43%) Test Automation
4 66 (15.87%) Test Scripting
5 63 (15.14%) Integration Testing
6 55 (13.22%) Regression Testing
7 50 (12.02%) Scrum
8 47 (11.30%) Migration
8 47 (11.30%) Test Strategy
9 45 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (10.82%) SDLC
9 45 (10.82%) Software Testing
10 44 (10.58%) Unit Testing
11 36 (8.65%) BDD
12 35 (8.41%) Functional Testing
13 34 (8.17%) ETL
14 33 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (7.93%) Defect Management
14 33 (7.93%) TDD
15 32 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (29.09%) SQL
2 97 (23.32%) Java
3 38 (9.13%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.21%) C
5 26 (6.25%) C#
6 24 (5.77%) Python
7 19 (4.57%) Perl
7 19 (4.57%) PL/SQL
8 14 (3.37%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.13%) C++
10 11 (2.64%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.64%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.68%) VB
14 6 (1.44%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.72%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.48%) Delphi
16 2 (0.48%) Scala
16 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.13%) Degree
3 31 (7.45%) ISEB
4 26 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 20 (4.81%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.61%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.20%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.72%) HNC
10 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.24%) MCP
12 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.89%) QA
2 15 (3.61%) MiFID
3 12 (2.88%) SLA
4 8 (1.92%) EMIR
5 6 (1.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (1.44%) GMP
6 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.48%) HL7
7 2 (0.48%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.24%) GxP
8 1 (0.24%) MISRA
8 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 7 (1.68%) HDFS
3 7 (1.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.72%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.24%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.24%) Docker
6 1 (0.24%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.64%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (1.68%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.48%) Puppet
5 2 (0.48%) SCCM
5 2 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.24%) Ambari
6 1 (0.24%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.24%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.24%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.24%) Grafana
6 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 86 (20.67%) Oracle
2 60 (14.42%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.69%) IBM
4 20 (4.81%) SAP
5 16 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 15 (3.61%) HP
7 13 (3.13%) hybris
8 7 (1.68%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.44%) Informatica
10 5 (1.20%) Adobe
10 5 (1.20%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.20%) Remedy
10 5 (1.20%) VMware
11 4 (0.96%) Serena
12 3 (0.72%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.72%) Northgate
12 3 (0.72%) Reuters
12 3 (0.72%) Sun
12 3 (0.72%) SunGard
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