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 28 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 320 276
Rank change year-on-year -3 -44  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 99 114 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.62% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 97
Median daily rate £450 £385 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
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 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 17998 18524 18927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.68% 85.33% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12875 13537 13435
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 158 253
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 28 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
City of London +9 26 £479 +23.54% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 71 (34.13%) Finance
2 64 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (29.81%) SQL
4 52 (25.00%) Java
5 48 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 44 (21.15%) Oracle
7 39 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (17.79%) JIRA
8 37 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (17.31%) Microsoft
9 36 (17.31%) Regression Testing
10 32 (15.38%) SDLC
11 31 (14.90%) Test Scripting
12 30 (14.42%) Selenium
13 27 (12.98%) Unix
14 25 (12.02%) E-Commerce
14 25 (12.02%) Degree
14 25 (12.02%) Test Strategy
15 24 (11.54%) Banking
16 23 (11.06%) Linux
17 22 (10.58%) HTML
17 22 (10.58%) IBM
17 22 (10.58%) Migration
17 22 (10.58%) Scrum
17 22 (10.58%) WebSphere
17 22 (10.58%) Security Cleared
18 21 (10.10%) Integration Testing
18 21 (10.10%) Jenkins
18 21 (10.10%) SQL Server
19 20 (9.62%) XML

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 22 (10.58%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.33%) CMS
3 8 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (3.85%) Confluence
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.40%) IIS
5 2 (0.96%) Moodle
5 2 (0.96%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.96%) Mingle
4 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (7.21%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (6.25%) Magento
3 7 (3.37%) ION MarketView
4 6 (2.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.92%) Oracle iStore
6 3 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.44%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (1.44%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.96%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.96%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.96%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.48%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.85%) PaaS
2 4 (1.92%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.44%) Office 365
3 3 (1.44%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.96%) IaaS
4 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.48%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.48%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.37%) Internet
2 4 (1.92%) Firewall
3 3 (1.44%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.44%) LAN
3 3 (1.44%) LDAP
3 3 (1.44%) PBX
3 3 (1.44%) WAN
4 1 (0.48%) HTTP
4 1 (0.48%) Network Security
4 1 (0.48%) Skype
4 1 (0.48%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.65%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.21%) DB2
3 15 (7.21%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.40%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.92%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.92%) MySQL
7 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.44%) EDMS
8 3 (1.44%) GIS
8 3 (1.44%) KDB
8 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (17.79%) JIRA
2 30 (14.42%) Selenium
3 21 (10.10%) Jenkins
4 19 (9.13%) Git (software)
5 18 (8.65%) WebDriver
6 16 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.88%) TestDirector
9 5 (2.40%) TestNG
10 4 (1.92%) JUnit
10 4 (1.92%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.92%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.92%) Toad
11 3 (1.44%) Appium
11 3 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.44%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.96%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.96%) Subversion
13 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 71 (34.13%) Finance
2 24 (11.54%) Banking
3 19 (9.13%) Retail
4 16 (7.69%) Games
5 12 (5.77%) Front Office
6 11 (5.29%) Investment Banking
7 9 (4.33%) Military
8 7 (3.37%) Back Office
8 7 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (2.40%) Music Industry
10 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.44%) Legal
10 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.96%) Electronics
11 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.96%) Marketing
11 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.48%) Advertising
12 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (32.69%) Analyst
2 44 (21.15%) Developer
3 34 (16.35%) Test Analyst
4 22 (10.58%) Business Analyst
5 18 (8.65%) Tester
6 14 (6.73%) Automation Tester
6 14 (6.73%) Consultant
7 12 (5.77%) Java Developer
7 12 (5.77%) Oracle Developer
8 11 (5.29%) Java Automation Tester
9 10 (4.81%) C++ Developer
9 10 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Business Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.33%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.33%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.37%) Architect
11 7 (3.37%) Release Manager
11 7 (3.37%) Systems Test Analyst
12 6 (2.88%) C Developer
12 6 (2.88%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.58%) HTML
2 20 (9.62%) XML
3 19 (9.13%) Web Services
4 18 (8.65%) .NET
5 16 (7.69%) RESTful
6 13 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 13 (6.25%) RESTEasy
7 10 (4.81%) Flash
7 10 (4.81%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (4.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 7 (3.37%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (3.37%) J2EE
9 7 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (2.88%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.88%) Middleware
10 6 (2.88%) REST
10 6 (2.88%) SOAP
11 5 (2.40%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.40%) HTML5
12 4 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.25%) Fixed Income
5 10 (4.81%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.88%) Equities
7 5 (2.40%) Fintech
7 5 (2.40%) Wiki
8 4 (1.92%) PlayStation
9 3 (1.44%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.96%) CESG
10 2 (0.96%) CMDB
10 2 (0.96%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.96%) FMCG
10 2 (0.96%) NHS
11 1 (0.48%) Contract for Difference
11 1 (0.48%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.98%) Unix
2 23 (11.06%) Linux
3 17 (8.17%) Windows
4 13 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.29%) CentOS
6 8 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.44%) Android
9 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 39 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (17.31%) Regression Testing
5 32 (15.38%) SDLC
6 31 (14.90%) Test Scripting
7 25 (12.02%) E-Commerce
7 25 (12.02%) Test Strategy
8 22 (10.58%) Migration
8 22 (10.58%) Scrum
9 21 (10.10%) Integration Testing
10 20 (9.62%) Change Management
10 20 (9.62%) Software Testing
11 19 (9.13%) Asset Management
12 18 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (8.65%) Scenario Testing
13 16 (7.69%) Business Analysis
13 16 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (7.21%) Project Management
14 15 (7.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.81%) SQL
2 52 (25.00%) Java
3 19 (9.13%) C
4 18 (8.65%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.21%) Perl
5 15 (7.21%) Python
6 13 (6.25%) C++
7 12 (5.77%) C#
8 11 (5.29%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.33%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.37%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.40%) VB
12 2 (0.96%) Scala
13 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.48%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.48%) Go
13 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (12.02%) Degree
2 22 (10.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.81%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.37%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.88%) ISEB
6 6 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.92%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.48%) MCP
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.21%) MiFID
1 15 (7.21%) QA
2 10 (4.81%) SLA
3 8 (3.85%) EMIR
4 6 (2.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (2.88%) GMP
5 2 (0.96%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.48%) GxP
6 1 (0.48%) HL7
6 1 (0.48%) MISRA
System Software
1 13 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.44%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.96%) HDFS
6 1 (0.48%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 7 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (3.37%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.96%) SCCM
3 2 (0.96%) SCOM
4 1 (0.48%) Ambari
4 1 (0.48%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.48%) Grafana
4 1 (0.48%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (21.15%) Oracle
2 36 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.58%) IBM
4 13 (6.25%) hybris
4 13 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.85%) SAP
6 7 (3.37%) ION Trading
7 5 (2.40%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.40%) VMware
8 4 (1.92%) Adobe
8 4 (1.92%) Serena
9 3 (1.44%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.44%) Etrali
9 3 (1.44%) FXall
9 3 (1.44%) NICE Systems
9 3 (1.44%) Northgate
9 3 (1.44%) Remedy
9 3 (1.44%) Reuters
9 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.44%) SunGard
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