Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 428 478
Rank change year-on-year -16 +50 -99
Contract jobs citing System Testing 191 219 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.46% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.53% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 158 99
London median daily rate £475 £450 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.64% +5.50%
10th Percentile £323 £300 £274
90th Percentile £700 £627 £643
England median daily rate £435 £425 £385
% change year-on-year +2.35% +10.39% +1.32%
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% +135.29%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +22.14% -14.38% +175.18%

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 40,973 41,547 39,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.86% 88.16% 87.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,560 30,219 27,947
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £640
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 391 438
London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.00% +6.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £11.93
90th Percentile £54.87 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.67
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.90% +3.03%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -25 37 £500 +3.09% 6
West London +6 14 £450 +164.71% 6
South London -24 3 £475 +58.33% 1
North London -5 2 £375 +25.00%
East London -25 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 80 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (38.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 68 (35.60%) SQL
4 57 (29.84%) Test Automation
5 55 (28.80%) Finance
6 45 (23.56%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (21.99%) Unit Testing
7 42 (21.99%) Banking
8 39 (20.42%) Linux
9 36 (18.85%) Unix
10 35 (18.32%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (17.80%) JIRA
12 30 (15.71%) Java
13 29 (15.18%) Investment Banking
13 29 (15.18%) Defect Management
14 28 (14.66%) SDLC
14 28 (14.66%) Regression Testing
14 28 (14.66%) Python
15 27 (14.14%) Perl
16 26 (13.61%) Oracle
17 25 (13.09%) Apache
17 25 (13.09%) Shell Script
17 25 (13.09%) Functional Testing
17 25 (13.09%) Selenium
17 25 (13.09%) BDD
18 24 (12.57%) Git (software)
18 24 (12.57%) Test Strategy
18 24 (12.57%) FastCGI
18 24 (12.57%) SSL
18 24 (12.57%) OO

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 25 (13.09%) Apache
2 10 (5.24%) Confluence
3 5 (2.62%) CMS
4 4 (2.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.57%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.52%) Appian
6 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.52%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.52%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Project
1 6 (3.14%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.57%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.05%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.52%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.52%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.62%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (1.57%) Office 365
5 3 (1.57%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.05%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) Force.com
7 1 (0.52%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.57%) HTTP
1 24 (12.57%) SSL
2 17 (8.90%) Internet
3 13 (6.81%) Intranet
4 8 (4.19%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.66%) BIG-IP
5 7 (3.66%) DNS
6 3 (1.57%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.57%) Skype
6 3 (1.57%) VPN
7 2 (1.05%) BGP
7 2 (1.05%) Firewall
7 2 (1.05%) Network Security
7 2 (1.05%) NGN
7 2 (1.05%) OSPF
8 1 (0.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.71%) Big Data
5 9 (4.71%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (4.71%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.71%) Star Schema
6 8 (4.19%) MariaDB
6 8 (4.19%) MySQL
6 8 (4.19%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.14%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (3.14%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.09%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.09%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.57%) Blockchain
11 2 (1.05%) GIS
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (17.80%) JIRA
2 25 (13.09%) Selenium
3 24 (12.57%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.81%) Cucumber
4 13 (6.81%) Jenkins
5 12 (6.28%) Appium
5 12 (6.28%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.24%) Xcode
7 8 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.19%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.14%) Applitools
8 6 (3.14%) JUnit
9 5 (2.62%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.62%) NUnit
9 5 (2.62%) Subversion
10 4 (2.09%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.09%) Maven
10 4 (2.09%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.09%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.09%) TestDirector
General
1 55 (28.80%) Finance
2 42 (21.99%) Banking
3 29 (15.18%) Investment Banking
4 14 (7.33%) Front Office
5 6 (3.14%) Back Office
6 5 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.09%) Retail
8 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.05%) Military
8 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (33.51%) Developer
2 41 (21.47%) Analyst
3 16 (8.38%) Perl Developer
3 16 (8.38%) Test Analyst
3 16 (8.38%) Test Manager
4 14 (7.33%) Tester
5 12 (6.28%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.76%) Test Engineer
7 9 (4.71%) Python Developer
8 8 (4.19%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.19%) Consultant
8 8 (4.19%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.19%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.66%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 7 (3.66%) IT Analyst
9 7 (3.66%) Risk Analyst
9 7 (3.66%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.14%) Banking Analyst
10 6 (3.14%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 6 (3.14%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.57%) CGI
1 24 (12.57%) FastCGI
2 20 (10.47%) XML
3 17 (8.90%) .NET
4 14 (7.33%) LAMP
5 10 (5.24%) XSD
6 9 (4.71%) Node.js
6 9 (4.71%) Web Services
7 8 (4.19%) Embperl
7 8 (4.19%) Gherkin
7 8 (4.19%) HTML
7 8 (4.19%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (3.66%) XSLT
9 5 (2.62%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.62%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.62%) J2EE
9 5 (2.62%) Middleware
9 5 (2.62%) RxJS
9 5 (2.62%) Socket.IO
10 4 (2.09%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.56%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.57%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (8.38%) Fixed Income
4 10 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.24%) User Experience
5 7 (3.66%) Derivative
5 7 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.66%) Market Risk
5 7 (3.66%) OTC Derivatives
6 6 (3.14%) Credit Risk
6 6 (3.14%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.62%) Equities
7 5 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.09%) Fintech
9 3 (1.57%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.57%) Wiki
10 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.42%) Linux
2 36 (18.85%) Unix
3 8 (4.19%) Solaris
3 8 (4.19%) SUSE
3 8 (4.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.14%) Windows
5 4 (2.09%) Android
5 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.05%) VME
6 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (38.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 57 (29.84%) Test Automation
4 42 (21.99%) Unit Testing
5 35 (18.32%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (15.18%) Defect Management
7 28 (14.66%) Regression Testing
7 28 (14.66%) SDLC
8 25 (13.09%) BDD
8 25 (13.09%) Functional Testing
9 24 (12.57%) OO
9 24 (12.57%) Test Strategy
10 23 (12.04%) Scrum
11 22 (11.52%) Change Control
12 21 (10.99%) Integration Testing
12 21 (10.99%) Reverse Engineering
12 21 (10.99%) Software Testing
13 20 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (9.95%) Non-Functional Testing
14 19 (9.95%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (35.60%) SQL
2 30 (15.71%) Java
3 28 (14.66%) Python
4 27 (14.14%) Perl
5 25 (13.09%) Shell Script
6 22 (11.52%) C#
7 21 (10.99%) JavaScript
8 17 (8.90%) C
9 14 (7.33%) T-SQL
10 11 (5.76%) PL/SQL
11 8 (4.19%) C++
11 8 (4.19%) PHP
11 8 (4.19%) Ruby
11 8 (4.19%) TypeScript
12 7 (3.66%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.05%) COBOL
13 2 (1.05%) Fortran
13 2 (1.05%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (4.19%) Degree
1 8 (4.19%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.66%) ISEB
3 4 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (1.05%) CISSP
5 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.52%) PMP
6 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.04%) QA
2 5 (2.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (2.62%) GMP
3 4 (2.09%) PMO
4 3 (1.57%) SEPA
5 2 (1.05%) GxP
5 2 (1.05%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.05%) MiFID
6 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.52%) GDPR
6 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.14%) Docker
1 6 (3.14%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) IAG
Systems Management
1 14 (7.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.19%) Ansible
3 7 (3.66%) CFEngine
3 7 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.66%) Puppet
4 4 (2.09%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 26 (13.61%) Oracle
2 23 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.04%) Splunk
3 11 (5.76%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.24%) ION Trading
5 7 (3.66%) F5
5 7 (3.66%) HP
6 6 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.62%) IBM
7 5 (2.62%) Murex
8 4 (2.09%) Adobe
8 4 (2.09%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.09%) SAP
9 3 (1.57%) Charles River
9 3 (1.57%) FXall
9 3 (1.57%) Tradeweb
10 2 (1.05%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.05%) FireEye
10 2 (1.05%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.05%) WorldPay