Period
to 26 May 2018

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 6 months to 26 May 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
England > London
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 383 385
Rank change year-on-year -56 +2 -22
Contract jobs citing System Testing 199 206 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.60% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 125 141
London median daily rate £488 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £600
England median daily rate £450 £415 £385
% change year-on-year +8.43% +7.79% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £17.00
England median hourly rate £41.75 £25.75 £49.25
% change year-on-year +62.14% -47.72% +51.54%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,125 34,371 37,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.32% 86.47% 86.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,023 24,677 27,003
London median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 388 396
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +10.53%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £52.50 £52.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +11.90%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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 6 months to 26 May 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
Central London -33 56 £494 +1.28% 7
West London -45 17 £410 +2.44% 6
South London -50 5 £400 - 1
East London -14 2 £525 +25.00% 2
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 London region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 94 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (36.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 70 (35.18%) Finance
4 61 (30.65%) Test Automation
5 57 (28.64%) SQL
6 49 (24.62%) Oracle
7 48 (24.12%) JavaScript
8 41 (20.60%) Banking
9 40 (20.10%) Integration Testing
10 39 (19.60%) JIRA
10 39 (19.60%) Java
10 39 (19.60%) Microsoft
11 37 (18.59%) Selenium
12 36 (18.09%) Unit Testing
12 36 (18.09%) SQL Server
13 32 (16.08%) C#
13 32 (16.08%) QA
14 30 (15.08%) Functional Testing
15 28 (14.07%) Waterfall
16 27 (13.57%) Regression Testing
16 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (13.07%) Git (software)
18 25 (12.56%) RESTful
18 25 (12.56%) AngularJS
19 24 (12.06%) HTML
19 24 (12.06%) .NET
19 24 (12.06%) SDLC
20 23 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
20 23 (11.56%) Node.js
21 22 (11.06%) Change Control

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 15 (7.54%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.04%) Confluence
3 10 (5.03%) JBoss
3 10 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.03%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.51%) CMS
5 3 (1.51%) IIS
5 3 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.01%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (4.52%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.52%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (3.02%) ION MarketView
2 6 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (2.01%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.51%) Workday HCM
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (1.01%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.01%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.50%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.50%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.03%) BrowserStack
4 6 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.02%) Office 365
5 5 (2.51%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (2.01%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.01%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (1.01%) IaaS
7 2 (1.01%) npm
8 1 (0.50%) Force.com
8 1 (0.50%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.52%) Internet
1 9 (4.52%) SSL
2 5 (2.51%) FTP
3 4 (2.01%) Firewall
3 4 (2.01%) HTTP
3 4 (2.01%) Network Security
3 4 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.51%) NGN
4 3 (1.51%) SSH
5 2 (1.01%) BGP
5 2 (1.01%) H.323
5 2 (1.01%) Intranet
5 2 (1.01%) ISDN
5 2 (1.01%) LAN
5 2 (1.01%) OSPF
5 2 (1.01%) VoIP
5 2 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.54%) MySQL
3 13 (6.53%) NoSQL
4 12 (6.03%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.53%) Hadoop
6 10 (5.03%) Hazelcast
6 10 (5.03%) Redis
7 8 (4.02%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.52%) Data Mining
8 7 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.02%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.01%) Big Data
11 4 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.51%) SAP HANA
12 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (19.60%) JIRA
2 37 (18.59%) Selenium
3 26 (13.07%) Git (software)
4 20 (10.05%) Jenkins
5 17 (8.54%) Visual Studio
6 15 (7.54%) Cucumber
6 15 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (7.04%) JMeter
7 14 (7.04%) SpecFlow
8 13 (6.53%) WebDriver
9 11 (5.53%) Subversion
10 10 (5.03%) JUnit
10 10 (5.03%) Mockito
10 10 (5.03%) Zephyr
11 8 (4.02%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.52%) Appium
12 7 (3.52%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.02%) HP UFT
14 5 (2.51%) Maven
15 4 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 70 (35.18%) Finance
2 41 (20.60%) Banking
3 18 (9.05%) Front Office
4 17 (8.54%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.03%) Retail
6 9 (4.52%) Back Office
7 8 (4.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.01%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.01%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Games
11 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.50%) Marketing
11 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 68 (34.17%) Analyst
2 54 (27.14%) Developer
3 24 (12.06%) Business Analyst
3 24 (12.06%) Test Analyst
4 16 (8.04%) Senior Developer
5 14 (7.04%) Tester
6 11 (5.53%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (5.03%) Architect
7 10 (5.03%) Finance Business Analyst
7 10 (5.03%) Financial Analyst
7 10 (5.03%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.52%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.52%) Consultant
9 8 (4.02%) QA Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.52%) Developer in Test
10 7 (3.52%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.02%) AWS Architect
11 6 (3.02%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.56%) AngularJS
1 25 (12.56%) RESTful
2 24 (12.06%) .NET
2 24 (12.06%) HTML
3 23 (11.56%) Node.js
4 19 (9.55%) SOAP
5 15 (7.54%) CSS
5 15 (7.54%) SAML
6 14 (7.04%) HTML5
7 13 (6.53%) Middleware
7 13 (6.53%) RxJS
7 13 (6.53%) Socket.IO
8 11 (5.53%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (5.53%) Spring
8 11 (5.53%) XML
9 10 (5.03%) Backbone.js
9 10 (5.03%) iBATIS
9 10 (5.03%) Java EE
9 10 (5.03%) JMS
9 10 (5.03%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.54%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.54%) User Experience
3 13 (6.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (5.03%) Fixed Income
5 10 (5.03%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.02%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.51%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.01%) Fintech
8 4 (2.01%) PlayStation
9 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.01%) Equities
9 2 (1.01%) NHS
9 2 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) W3C
9 2 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.55%) Linux
2 15 (7.54%) Windows
3 13 (6.53%) Unix
4 10 (5.03%) Android
4 10 (5.03%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.02%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.01%) zOS
7 1 (0.50%) CentOS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (36.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 61 (30.65%) Test Automation
4 40 (20.10%) Integration Testing
5 36 (18.09%) Unit Testing
6 30 (15.08%) Functional Testing
7 28 (14.07%) Waterfall
8 27 (13.57%) Regression Testing
9 24 (12.06%) SDLC
10 23 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (11.06%) Change Control
12 21 (10.55%) Validation
13 20 (10.05%) Defect Management
13 20 (10.05%) Software Testing
14 19 (9.55%) Scrum
15 18 (9.05%) BDD
15 18 (9.05%) Front End Development
15 18 (9.05%) Open Source
15 18 (9.05%) Project Management
15 18 (9.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.64%) SQL
2 48 (24.12%) JavaScript
3 39 (19.60%) Java
4 32 (16.08%) C#
5 14 (7.04%) Python
6 13 (6.53%) TypeScript
7 11 (5.53%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.51%) ES6
8 5 (2.51%) ES7
8 5 (2.51%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.51%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.51%) C
9 3 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.01%) C++
10 2 (1.01%) Perl
10 2 (1.01%) R
10 2 (1.01%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.50%) VB
11 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (6.03%) ISTQB
1 12 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.03%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.02%) Degree
4 4 (2.01%) CISSP
4 4 (2.01%) ISEB
5 3 (1.51%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.01%) PMP
7 1 (0.50%) ACCA
7 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.50%) CIMA
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) MCSE
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.08%) QA
2 6 (3.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (3.02%) GMP
3 4 (2.01%) SLA
4 3 (1.51%) PMO
5 2 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.50%) MiFID
6 1 (0.50%) SEPA
6 1 (0.50%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.01%) Docker
2 2 (1.01%) RACF
3 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.51%) Puppet
3 2 (1.01%) Dollar Universe
3 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (24.62%) Oracle
2 39 (19.60%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.53%) IBM
4 8 (4.02%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.02%) SAP
5 7 (3.52%) Citrix
6 6 (3.02%) Bloomberg
6 6 (3.02%) ION Trading
7 5 (2.51%) Apigee
7 5 (2.51%) Google
7 5 (2.51%) Murex
8 4 (2.01%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.01%) Fujitsu
8 4 (2.01%) HP
8 4 (2.01%) Hyperion
8 4 (2.01%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.01%) Reuters
8 4 (2.01%) Tableau
9 3 (1.51%) Civica
9 3 (1.51%) McAfee