Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 462 447 413
Rank change year-on-year -15 -34 -102
Contract jobs citing System Testing 438 444 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.57% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 276 323
England median daily rate £468 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.31% +12.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £260
90th Percentile £675 £625 £545
UK median daily rate £450 £411 £375
% change year-on-year +9.42% +9.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 9
England median hourly rate £41.25 £19.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.11% -49.33% +203.64%
10th Percentile £20.33 £15.30 £18.76
90th Percentile £43.80 £49.60 £44.20
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £19.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +117.11% -52.50% +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 79,694 77,269 84,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.80% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,185 51,395 56,658
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,172 1,880 2,155
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.70 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -19 208 £525 +15.01% 23
South East -5 108 £500 +17.65% 29
North of England -15 48 £400 - 12
Midlands -22 37 £325 -7.14% 24
West Midlands -36 28 £344 -1.79% 17
North West -11 25 £405 +2.86% 6
South West -18 21 £388 -3.13% 18
Yorkshire -9 18 £400 -4.76% 6
East of England -1 12 £338 +20.54% 12
East Midlands +4 9 £320 -24.71% 7
North East - 7 £363 -
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 203 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (37.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 136 (31.05%) Test Automation
4 135 (30.82%) SQL
5 122 (27.85%) Finance
6 100 (22.83%) Unit Testing
7 82 (18.72%) Java
8 79 (18.04%) Linux
9 75 (17.12%) BDD
10 73 (16.67%) Banking
11 72 (16.44%) Unix
12 69 (15.75%) Oracle
13 68 (15.53%) C#
14 65 (14.84%) Selenium
15 61 (13.93%) QA
15 61 (13.93%) Test Scripting
16 60 (13.70%) Integration Testing
17 59 (13.47%) TDD
18 58 (13.24%) JIRA
19 55 (12.56%) Python
19 55 (12.56%) Jenkins
20 54 (12.33%) Functional Testing
21 51 (11.64%) Apache
21 51 (11.64%) JavaScript
21 51 (11.64%) Scrum
22 50 (11.42%) Test Strategy
23 49 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
24 47 (10.73%) Migration
24 47 (10.73%) .NET
25 46 (10.50%) Regression Testing

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 51 (11.64%) Apache
2 31 (7.08%) Apache Spark
3 20 (4.57%) Confluence
4 17 (3.88%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.28%) IIS
6 9 (2.05%) CMS
7 7 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.60%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.23%) Appian
11 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.23%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.23%) SAS
11 1 (0.23%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (4.34%) MS Visio
2 14 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 14 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (3.20%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (3.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.05%) ION MarketView
2 9 (2.05%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (1.37%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.68%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.46%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.46%) Maximo
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.46%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.51%) BrowserStack
4 10 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.83%) Office 365
6 5 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.68%) GitHub
8 2 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.46%) Force.com
8 2 (0.46%) SaaS
9 1 (0.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.23%) PaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Taleo
9 1 (0.23%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.39%) SSL
2 27 (6.16%) HTTP
3 19 (4.34%) Internet
4 15 (3.42%) Intranet
5 10 (2.28%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.05%) BIG-IP
6 9 (2.05%) DNS
6 9 (2.05%) WAN
7 8 (1.83%) Firewall
7 8 (1.83%) LAN
8 4 (0.91%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.68%) BGP
9 3 (0.68%) Network Security
9 3 (0.68%) NGN
9 3 (0.68%) OSPF
9 3 (0.68%) Skype
9 3 (0.68%) VPN
10 2 (0.46%) DHCP
10 2 (0.46%) FTP
10 2 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.31%) Big Data
3 30 (6.85%) Hadoop
4 19 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.65%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (2.74%) Data Mining
7 12 (2.74%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.51%) MySQL
8 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.28%) MariaDB
10 8 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.60%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.91%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.91%) Sqoop
13 4 (0.91%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 65 (14.84%) Selenium
2 58 (13.24%) JIRA
3 55 (12.56%) Jenkins
4 45 (10.27%) Git (software)
5 40 (9.13%) Cucumber
6 25 (5.71%) Visual Studio
7 21 (4.79%) JMeter
7 21 (4.79%) SpecFlow
8 19 (4.34%) Maven
8 19 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (4.34%) WebDriver
9 17 (3.88%) JUnit
10 16 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (2.97%) Subversion
12 11 (2.51%) SoapUI
13 10 (2.28%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.83%) Appium
15 7 (1.60%) LoadRunner
15 7 (1.60%) ReSharper
15 7 (1.60%) Toad
General
1 122 (27.85%) Finance
2 73 (16.67%) Banking
3 41 (9.36%) Investment Banking
4 27 (6.16%) Front Office
5 12 (2.74%) Back Office
6 11 (2.51%) Retail
7 7 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.37%) Military
9 5 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.14%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.91%) Automotive
11 3 (0.68%) Billing
11 3 (0.68%) Electronics
11 3 (0.68%) Marketing
11 3 (0.68%) Publishing
11 3 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.46%) Legal
12 2 (0.46%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 143 (32.65%) Analyst
2 118 (26.94%) Developer
3 80 (18.26%) Test Analyst
4 33 (7.53%) Business Analyst
5 31 (7.08%) Java Developer
6 27 (6.16%) Consultant
7 24 (5.48%) Test Manager
8 23 (5.25%) Architect
9 20 (4.57%) Big Data Developer
10 19 (4.34%) Test Engineer
10 19 (4.34%) Tester
11 18 (4.11%) C# Developer
12 15 (3.42%) .NET Developer
12 15 (3.42%) Automation Test Analyst
13 13 (2.97%) Automation Tester
13 13 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (2.97%) QA Analyst
13 13 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.97%) Test Leader
14 12 (2.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.73%) .NET
2 41 (9.36%) RESTful
3 36 (8.22%) Middleware
4 35 (7.99%) Node.js
5 32 (7.31%) AngularJS
6 30 (6.85%) J2EE
6 30 (6.85%) Spring
7 29 (6.62%) RabbitMQ
8 27 (6.16%) JSON
8 27 (6.16%) XML
9 26 (5.94%) Kafka
10 25 (5.71%) Gherkin
10 25 (5.71%) Spring Boot
11 23 (5.25%) CGI
11 23 (5.25%) FastCGI
12 22 (5.02%) RxJS
12 22 (5.02%) Socket.IO
13 20 (4.57%) REST
14 17 (3.88%) .NET Framework
15 16 (3.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.25%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (4.79%) User Experience
5 17 (3.88%) Fixed Income
5 17 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (3.20%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.74%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.51%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.51%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.05%) Derivative
9 9 (2.05%) OTC Derivatives
10 8 (1.83%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.83%) Fintech
11 7 (1.60%) Equities
11 7 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.60%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.37%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.68%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 79 (18.04%) Linux
2 72 (16.44%) Unix
3 37 (8.45%) Windows
4 10 (2.28%) Solaris
4 10 (2.28%) SUSE
4 10 (2.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 10 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.37%) Android
5 6 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.68%) CentOS
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (37.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 136 (31.05%) Test Automation
4 100 (22.83%) Unit Testing
5 75 (17.12%) BDD
6 61 (13.93%) Test Scripting
7 60 (13.70%) Integration Testing
8 59 (13.47%) TDD
9 54 (12.33%) Functional Testing
10 51 (11.64%) Scrum
11 50 (11.42%) Test Strategy
12 47 (10.73%) Migration
13 46 (10.50%) Regression Testing
14 45 (10.27%) Defect Management
14 45 (10.27%) Non-Functional Testing
15 39 (8.90%) Change Control
16 37 (8.45%) SDLC
17 36 (8.22%) Software Testing
18 33 (7.53%) System Integration Testing
19 31 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 135 (30.82%) SQL
2 82 (18.72%) Java
3 68 (15.53%) C#
4 55 (12.56%) Python
5 51 (11.64%) JavaScript
6 29 (6.62%) Perl
7 25 (5.71%) C
8 24 (5.48%) Shell Script
9 23 (5.25%) Bash Shell
10 22 (5.02%) TypeScript
11 15 (3.42%) Ruby
11 15 (3.42%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.74%) R
13 11 (2.51%) PHP
13 11 (2.51%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.60%) C++
15 5 (1.14%) ES6
15 5 (1.14%) ES7
16 3 (0.68%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 38 (8.68%) ISTQB
2 26 (5.94%) ISEB
2 26 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.25%) Degree
4 19 (4.34%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.68%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.68%) CISSP
8 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.23%) APMP
10 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.23%) CBAP
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (13.93%) QA
2 7 (1.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 7 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.60%) GMP
3 5 (1.14%) PMO
4 3 (0.68%) MiFID
5 2 (0.46%) GxP
5 2 (0.46%) SLA
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (5.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.91%) HDFS
3 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.68%) Docker
4 3 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 3 (0.68%) SRDF
5 2 (0.46%) Firmware
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.23%) IAG
Systems Management
1 25 (5.71%) Hadoop YARN
2 18 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (3.42%) Puppet
4 12 (2.74%) Ansible
5 11 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.05%) CFEngine
6 9 (2.05%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.37%) SCCM
7 6 (1.37%) SCOM
8 5 (1.14%) Perfmon
9 3 (0.68%) SnapMirror
9 3 (0.68%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.23%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 69 (15.75%) Oracle
2 45 (10.27%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.02%) Splunk
4 21 (4.79%) SAP
5 17 (3.88%) IBM
6 14 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.74%) HP
8 10 (2.28%) ION Trading
8 10 (2.28%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.05%) F5
9 9 (2.05%) Murex
10 7 (1.60%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.37%) webMethods
12 5 (1.14%) Apigee
12 5 (1.14%) Google
12 5 (1.14%) VMware
13 4 (0.91%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.91%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.91%) Charles River
13 4 (0.91%) Workday