The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 March 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 300 316 319
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 108 124 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.65% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 82 46
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16653 19113 17455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.16% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11983 13825 12271
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 195 244
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing System Testing in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in London

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in London

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in London

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
City of London -2 18 £525 +35.48% 5
Croydon +17 7 - -
Feltham +3 2 £400 -2.43%
Brentford - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £850 -
Southwark - 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 London region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 60 (32.97%) Finance
2 47 (25.82%) SQL
3 39 (21.43%) Regression Testing
3 39 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (20.33%) Microsoft
4 37 (20.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (19.23%) Java
6 32 (17.58%) Test Scripting
6 32 (17.58%) Security Cleared
7 29 (15.93%) Windows
8 28 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 28 (15.38%) SDLC
9 27 (14.84%) Oracle
10 24 (13.19%) MS Excel
10 24 (13.19%) Active Directory
10 24 (13.19%) Migration
10 24 (13.19%) Test Automation
10 24 (13.19%) Windows Server
11 23 (12.64%) JIRA
12 22 (12.09%) HTML
13 21 (11.54%) Unix
14 20 (10.99%) DV Cleared
14 20 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (10.44%) JavaScript
16 18 (9.89%) Automated Testing
16 18 (9.89%) C
16 18 (9.89%) Software Testing
17 17 (9.34%) Business Analysis
17 17 (9.34%) Selenium
17 17 (9.34%) Integration Testing

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 13 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.40%) CMS
3 8 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (3.85%) Confluence
5 6 (3.30%) IIS
6 5 (2.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (2.20%) LiveCycle
8 3 (1.65%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.10%) Moodle
10 1 (0.55%) Drupal
10 1 (0.55%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.75%) MS Office
3 3 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.10%) Mingle
4 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (6.59%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.85%) ION MarketView
3 6 (3.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.20%) Magento
5 3 (1.65%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.10%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (1.10%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.55%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle iStore
7 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.55%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.55%) Summit
7 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.40%) PaaS
2 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.65%) Office 365
3 3 (1.65%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.55%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.55%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.30%) Internet
2 4 (2.20%) Firewall
2 4 (2.20%) LAN
2 4 (2.20%) WAN
3 3 (1.65%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.65%) PBX
4 1 (0.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) LDAP
4 1 (0.55%) Network Security
4 1 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.30%) DB2
5 6 (3.30%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.65%) EDMS
8 3 (1.65%) GIS
8 3 (1.65%) MySQL
9 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.10%) QlikView
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.10%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (12.64%) JIRA
2 17 (9.34%) Selenium
3 15 (8.24%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 11 (6.04%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.49%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.40%) JUnit
8 7 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.20%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.20%) TestDirector
9 4 (2.20%) TestNG
9 4 (2.20%) Toad
10 3 (1.65%) Appium
10 3 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.10%) JMeter
11 2 (1.10%) Subversion
12 1 (0.55%) Maven
12 1 (0.55%) NUnit
General
1 60 (32.97%) Finance
2 16 (8.79%) Military
3 15 (8.24%) Banking
4 14 (7.69%) Retail
5 11 (6.04%) Front Office
6 10 (5.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (3.85%) Games
8 5 (2.75%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.10%) Back Office
9 2 (1.10%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (32.97%) Analyst
2 34 (18.68%) Developer
3 24 (13.19%) Business Analyst
4 19 (10.44%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (10.44%) Test Analyst
5 14 (7.69%) Consultant
6 12 (6.59%) Integration Engineer
6 12 (6.59%) Tester
7 10 (5.49%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.49%) Systems Integrator
8 9 (4.95%) Implementation Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (4.95%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Test Manager
8 9 (4.95%) Validation Consultant
9 8 (4.40%) Business Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.85%) C++ Developer
11 6 (3.30%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 6 (3.30%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.09%) HTML
2 15 (8.24%) XML
3 14 (7.69%) .NET
4 11 (6.04%) Web Services
5 10 (5.49%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (4.40%) Flash
6 8 (4.40%) J2EE
6 8 (4.40%) RESTful
6 8 (4.40%) SOAP
7 6 (3.30%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (2.75%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.75%) CSS
8 5 (2.75%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.20%) RESTEasy
10 3 (1.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (1.65%) REST
10 3 (1.65%) Software Packaging
10 3 (1.65%) Spring
11 2 (1.10%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.24%) Fixed Income
3 13 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.20%) FMCG
6 4 (2.20%) Wiki
7 3 (1.65%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.10%) CESG
8 2 (1.10%) CMDB
8 2 (1.10%) Derivative
8 2 (1.10%) Equities
8 2 (1.10%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.10%) NHS
8 2 (1.10%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.55%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.93%) Windows
2 24 (13.19%) Windows Server
3 21 (11.54%) Unix
4 16 (8.79%) Linux
5 11 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.65%) CentOS
9 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.10%) Solaris
9 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.55%) MVS
10 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 39 (21.43%) Regression Testing
2 37 (20.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (17.58%) Test Scripting
4 28 (15.38%) SDLC
4 28 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 24 (13.19%) Migration
5 24 (13.19%) Test Automation
6 18 (9.89%) Automated Testing
6 18 (9.89%) Software Testing
7 17 (9.34%) Business Analysis
7 17 (9.34%) Information Security
7 17 (9.34%) Integration Testing
8 16 (8.79%) System Integration Testing
9 15 (8.24%) Change Management
9 15 (8.24%) Electronic Trading
9 15 (8.24%) Unit Testing
9 15 (8.24%) Validation
10 14 (7.69%) Asset Management
10 14 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.82%) SQL
2 35 (19.23%) Java
3 19 (10.44%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.89%) C
5 11 (6.04%) C#
6 8 (4.40%) C++
7 7 (3.85%) Perl
7 7 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.85%) Python
8 6 (3.30%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.30%) VB
9 3 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.10%) PHP
10 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.10%) VBA
11 1 (0.55%) COBOL
11 1 (0.55%) JCL
11 1 (0.55%) RPG
11 1 (0.55%) VC++
Qualifications
1 32 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.99%) DV Cleared
3 14 (7.69%) Degree
4 9 (4.95%) ISEB
5 7 (3.85%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.30%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.20%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.55%) CCA
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.55%) MBA
10 1 (0.55%) MCP
10 1 (0.55%) MCSE
10 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.69%) QA
2 10 (5.49%) SLA
3 9 (4.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 9 (4.95%) GMP
4 6 (3.30%) MiFID
5 2 (1.10%) EMIR
5 2 (1.10%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.55%) GxP
6 1 (0.55%) HL7
6 1 (0.55%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.65%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.10%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.55%) Docker
6 1 (0.55%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.30%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.10%) Puppet
3 2 (1.10%) SCCM
3 2 (1.10%) SCOM
4 1 (0.55%) Ambari
4 1 (0.55%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.55%) Grafana
4 1 (0.55%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (20.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.84%) Oracle
3 12 (6.59%) IBM
4 10 (5.49%) VMware
5 9 (4.95%) ION Trading
6 8 (4.40%) SAP
7 7 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.75%) Adobe
8 5 (2.75%) Serena
9 4 (2.20%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.20%) hybris
10 3 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.65%) Cisco
10 3 (1.65%) Etrali
10 3 (1.65%) NICE Systems
10 3 (1.65%) Northgate
10 3 (1.65%) Remedy
11 2 (1.10%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.10%) FXall
11 2 (1.10%) LogRhythm
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago