Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 417 409 443
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34 -117
Contract jobs citing System Testing 213 219 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.55% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 153 115
London median daily rate £513 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £363 £308 £270
90th Percentile £700 £629 £630
England median daily rate £450 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
London median hourly rate - £18.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.38% -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £25.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +64.00% -34.64% +191.43%

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 40,458 40,068 38,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.48% 88.05% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,218 29,022 27,755
London median daily rate £500 £500 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.76% +3.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £643
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 367 405
London median hourly rate £21.25 £23.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.61% +6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.14 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -21 41 £525 +5.00% 7
West London -3 13 £443 +160.29% 5
South London -27 4 £475 +58.33% 1
North London -3 1 - -
East London -16 1 - - 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (43.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 74 (34.74%) SQL
4 68 (31.92%) Test Automation
5 65 (30.52%) Banking
6 61 (28.64%) Finance
7 50 (23.47%) Unit Testing
8 43 (20.19%) Linux
9 40 (18.78%) Investment Banking
10 38 (17.84%) Oracle
10 38 (17.84%) Python
11 37 (17.37%) JIRA
12 36 (16.90%) Functional Testing
12 36 (16.90%) Unix
13 34 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (15.49%) QA
14 33 (15.49%) HTTP
15 32 (15.02%) Perl
15 32 (15.02%) SSL
16 30 (14.08%) Shell Script
16 30 (14.08%) Apache
16 30 (14.08%) Git (software)
16 30 (14.08%) SDLC
16 30 (14.08%) Defect Management
16 30 (14.08%) Change Control
17 29 (13.62%) FastCGI
17 29 (13.62%) CGI
17 29 (13.62%) Java
17 29 (13.62%) Linux Command Line
18 28 (13.15%) JavaScript

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 30 (14.08%) Apache
2 7 (3.29%) Confluence
3 3 (1.41%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.41%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Appian
5 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.47%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.47%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (4.23%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.69%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (3.29%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.94%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.94%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.47%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.47%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (2.82%) BrowserStack
5 5 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.88%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.41%) Apigee
8 2 (0.94%) Force.com
8 2 (0.94%) Office 365
9 1 (0.47%) IaaS
9 1 (0.47%) PaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.47%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.49%) HTTP
2 32 (15.02%) SSL
3 17 (7.98%) Internet
4 16 (7.51%) Intranet
5 10 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.23%) BIG-IP
6 9 (4.23%) DNS
7 3 (1.41%) BGP
7 3 (1.41%) Firewall
7 3 (1.41%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.41%) Network Security
7 3 (1.41%) NGN
7 3 (1.41%) OSPF
7 3 (1.41%) Skype
7 3 (1.41%) VPN
8 1 (0.47%) FTP
8 1 (0.47%) LAN
8 1 (0.47%) SMS
8 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.16%) Data Mining
3 11 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.69%) MariaDB
4 10 (4.69%) MySQL
5 9 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.29%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.82%) Big Data
7 6 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.82%) Star Schema
8 5 (2.35%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (2.35%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.41%) Impala
10 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (17.37%) JIRA
2 30 (14.08%) Git (software)
3 28 (13.15%) Selenium
4 20 (9.39%) Visual Studio
5 18 (8.45%) Cucumber
6 11 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (4.23%) Eclipse
7 9 (4.23%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.76%) Appium
8 8 (3.76%) WebDriver
9 7 (3.29%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.29%) JUnit
9 7 (3.29%) Maven
10 5 (2.35%) JMeter
10 5 (2.35%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.35%) Subversion
10 5 (2.35%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.35%) Xcode
11 4 (1.88%) FitNesse
11 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (30.52%) Banking
2 61 (28.64%) Finance
3 40 (18.78%) Investment Banking
4 22 (10.33%) Front Office
5 9 (4.23%) Back Office
6 6 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.88%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.41%) Retail
9 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.94%) Military
10 1 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Marketing
10 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (31.92%) Developer
2 50 (23.47%) Analyst
3 18 (8.45%) Business Analyst
4 16 (7.51%) Perl Developer
4 16 (7.51%) Test Manager
5 15 (7.04%) Test Analyst
6 11 (5.16%) Test Engineer
7 10 (4.69%) Banking Analyst
7 10 (4.69%) Consultant
7 10 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.69%) Python Developer
7 10 (4.69%) Tester
8 9 (4.23%) Architect
8 9 (4.23%) QA Analyst
9 8 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (3.76%) IT Analyst
9 8 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.29%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 7 (3.29%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.62%) CGI
1 29 (13.62%) FastCGI
2 26 (12.21%) Node.js
3 21 (9.86%) .NET
4 18 (8.45%) LAMP
5 15 (7.04%) AngularJS
5 15 (7.04%) RxJS
5 15 (7.04%) Socket.IO
5 15 (7.04%) XML
6 10 (4.69%) Embperl
6 10 (4.69%) RESTful
6 10 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
7 9 (4.23%) Gherkin
7 9 (4.23%) Kendo UI
7 9 (4.23%) Middleware
8 8 (3.76%) OAuth
9 7 (3.29%) XSD
10 6 (2.82%) FpML
10 6 (2.82%) Web Services
11 5 (2.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (13.62%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (7.98%) Fixed Income
4 14 (6.57%) User Experience
5 13 (6.10%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.23%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.76%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.76%) Derivative
7 8 (3.76%) Fintech
7 8 (3.76%) OTC Derivatives
8 7 (3.29%) Market Risk
8 7 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.82%) Credit Risk
9 6 (2.82%) Equities
10 5 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (2.35%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.41%) Wiki
12 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.19%) Linux
2 36 (16.90%) Unix
3 10 (4.69%) Solaris
3 10 (4.69%) SUSE
3 10 (4.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.82%) Android
4 6 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.82%) Windows
5 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (43.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 68 (31.92%) Test Automation
4 50 (23.47%) Unit Testing
5 36 (16.90%) Functional Testing
6 30 (14.08%) Change Control
6 30 (14.08%) Defect Management
6 30 (14.08%) SDLC
7 27 (12.68%) BDD
7 27 (12.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 26 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (11.74%) Reverse Engineering
10 24 (11.27%) OO
10 24 (11.27%) Test Strategy
11 22 (10.33%) Regression Testing
11 22 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (10.33%) Validation
12 21 (9.86%) Integration Testing
12 21 (9.86%) Refactoring
13 20 (9.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 74 (34.74%) SQL
2 38 (17.84%) Python
3 32 (15.02%) Perl
4 30 (14.08%) Shell Script
5 29 (13.62%) Java
6 28 (13.15%) C#
6 28 (13.15%) JavaScript
7 18 (8.45%) C
8 15 (7.04%) TypeScript
9 13 (6.10%) Bash Shell
10 11 (5.16%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.69%) PHP
11 10 (4.69%) Ruby
12 8 (3.76%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.35%) ES6
13 5 (2.35%) ES7
14 4 (1.88%) C++
14 4 (1.88%) R
15 2 (0.94%) Kotlin
16 1 (0.47%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 10 (4.69%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.29%) ISEB
3 6 (2.82%) Degree
4 4 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (1.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (1.41%) CISSP
5 3 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PMP
7 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.49%) QA
2 6 (2.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (2.82%) GMP
3 5 (2.35%) PMO
4 3 (1.41%) MiFID
5 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.94%) GxP
5 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.47%) SEPA
6 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.94%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) IAG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.69%) Ansible
3 9 (4.23%) CFEngine
3 9 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.23%) Puppet
4 4 (1.88%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (17.84%) Oracle
2 28 (13.15%) Splunk
3 23 (10.80%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.16%) ION Trading
5 10 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.23%) F5
6 9 (4.23%) IBM
6 9 (4.23%) Murex
7 8 (3.76%) HP
8 6 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.82%) SAP
9 4 (1.88%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.41%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.41%) Charles River
10 3 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.41%) FireEye
10 3 (1.41%) Google
10 3 (1.41%) McAfee
10 3 (1.41%) Reuters
10 3 (1.41%) Tableau