Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 392 417
Rank change year-on-year -32 +25 -83
Contract jobs citing System Testing 205 217 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 138 132
London median daily rate £525 £450 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +16.88% -7.23%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £270
90th Percentile £700 £638 £575
England median daily rate £455 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +9.64% +10.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +68.00% -39.39% +127.40%

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 39,948 37,761 39,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.75% 87.66% 86.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,871 27,013 28,470
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +8.00% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 379 339
London median hourly rate £23.25 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -18 52 £525 +5.00% 5
West London -21 14 £328 -2.96% 1
South London -39 5 £475 +58.33% 1
East London -16 2 - - 3
North London +5 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
1 94 (45.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 64 (31.22%) Banking
3 63 (30.73%) Test Automation
4 59 (28.78%) Finance
4 59 (28.78%) SQL
5 40 (19.51%) JavaScript
6 39 (19.02%) Oracle
7 38 (18.54%) Unit Testing
8 34 (16.59%) Node.js
8 34 (16.59%) Linux
9 33 (16.10%) Investment Banking
9 33 (16.10%) Change Control
10 31 (15.12%) SDLC
11 30 (14.63%) Functional Testing
11 30 (14.63%) Front Office
12 29 (14.15%) QA
13 28 (13.66%) Selenium
14 27 (13.17%) Python
15 26 (12.68%) C#
15 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
16 25 (12.20%) SQL Server
16 25 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
16 25 (12.20%) AngularJS
16 25 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (12.20%) Defect Management
17 24 (11.71%) RxJS
17 24 (11.71%) Socket.IO
17 24 (11.71%) TypeScript
17 24 (11.71%) JIRA

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 (7.32%) Apache
2 8 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.95%) Confluence
4 3 (1.46%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.98%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) Appian
6 1 (0.49%) IIS
6 1 (0.49%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.39%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.37%) ION MarketView
2 9 (4.39%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.98%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.98%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.98%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.49%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.49%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.49%) Summit
7 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.93%) BrowserStack
5 5 (2.44%) Office 365
6 4 (1.95%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.98%) Force.com
8 1 (0.49%) IaaS
8 1 (0.49%) PaaS
8 1 (0.49%) SaaS
8 1 (0.49%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.24%) SSL
2 18 (8.78%) HTTP
3 16 (7.80%) Internet
4 12 (5.85%) Intranet
5 10 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.41%) BIG-IP
6 7 (3.41%) DNS
7 4 (1.95%) Firewall
8 3 (1.46%) BGP
8 3 (1.46%) FTP
8 3 (1.46%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.46%) Network Security
8 3 (1.46%) NGN
8 3 (1.46%) OSPF
8 3 (1.46%) Skype
8 3 (1.46%) VPN
9 2 (0.98%) ISDN
9 2 (0.98%) LAN
9 2 (0.98%) VoIP
9 2 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.85%) MySQL
3 11 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.90%) Data Mining
5 8 (3.90%) MariaDB
6 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.93%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.95%) Big Data
9 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.95%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.46%) EDRMS
10 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (13.66%) Selenium
2 24 (11.71%) JIRA
3 20 (9.76%) Visual Studio
4 15 (7.32%) Git (software)
5 13 (6.34%) Cucumber
6 11 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (4.88%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.90%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.90%) WebDriver
9 7 (3.41%) Eclipse
9 7 (3.41%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.93%) JMeter
10 6 (2.93%) Maven
11 4 (1.95%) Appium
11 4 (1.95%) NUnit
11 4 (1.95%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.46%) JUnit
12 3 (1.46%) Subversion
12 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (31.22%) Banking
2 59 (28.78%) Finance
3 33 (16.10%) Investment Banking
4 30 (14.63%) Front Office
5 12 (5.85%) Back Office
6 9 (4.39%) Retail
7 6 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.95%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.98%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Games
11 1 (0.49%) Marketing
11 1 (0.49%) Publishing
11 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (28.78%) Developer
2 56 (27.32%) Analyst
3 22 (10.73%) Business Analyst
4 18 (8.78%) Test Analyst
5 13 (6.34%) Architect
5 13 (6.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 10 (4.88%) Consultant
6 10 (4.88%) Finance Business Analyst
6 10 (4.88%) Financial Analyst
6 10 (4.88%) Tester
7 9 (4.39%) AWS Architect
7 9 (4.39%) Senior Developer
7 9 (4.39%) Test Manager
8 8 (3.90%) Banking Analyst
8 8 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.90%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) Angular Developer
9 7 (3.41%) IT Analyst
9 7 (3.41%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.59%) Node.js
2 25 (12.20%) AngularJS
3 24 (11.71%) RxJS
3 24 (11.71%) Socket.IO
4 21 (10.24%) .NET
5 14 (6.83%) CGI
5 14 (6.83%) FastCGI
5 14 (6.83%) Kendo UI
6 13 (6.34%) LAMP
6 13 (6.34%) Middleware
7 10 (4.88%) OAuth
7 10 (4.88%) XML
8 9 (4.39%) RESTful
9 8 (3.90%) Embperl
9 8 (3.90%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (3.41%) Gherkin
10 7 (3.41%) Web Services
11 5 (2.44%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.44%) Chai
11 5 (2.44%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.78%) User Experience
3 16 (7.80%) Fixed Income
4 14 (6.83%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (6.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (6.34%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.90%) Mobile App
8 7 (3.41%) Fintech
9 6 (2.93%) Derivative
9 6 (2.93%) OTC Derivatives
9 6 (2.93%) Virtual Team
10 5 (2.44%) Equities
10 5 (2.44%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.95%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.98%) PlayStation
13 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.59%) Linux
2 22 (10.73%) Unix
3 8 (3.90%) Solaris
3 8 (3.90%) SUSE
3 8 (3.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.90%) Windows
4 6 (2.93%) Android
4 6 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
1 94 (45.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 63 (30.73%) Test Automation
3 38 (18.54%) Unit Testing
4 33 (16.10%) Change Control
5 31 (15.12%) SDLC
6 30 (14.63%) Functional Testing
7 25 (12.20%) Defect Management
8 22 (10.73%) Software Testing
9 21 (10.24%) Regression Testing
10 20 (9.76%) BDD
11 19 (9.27%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.29%) Integration Testing
13 17 (8.29%) Migration
13 17 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (8.29%) Project Management
14 16 (7.80%) Test Strategy
15 14 (6.83%) System Integration Testing
16 13 (6.34%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.78%) SQL
2 40 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 27 (13.17%) Python
4 26 (12.68%) C#
5 24 (11.71%) Java
5 24 (11.71%) TypeScript
6 17 (8.29%) Bash Shell
7 16 (7.80%) Perl
8 15 (7.32%) Shell Script
9 13 (6.34%) C
10 8 (3.90%) PHP
10 8 (3.90%) Ruby
11 7 (3.41%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.44%) C++
12 5 (2.44%) ES6
12 5 (2.44%) ES7
12 5 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.44%) R
13 2 (0.98%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.49%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.37%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.41%) ISEB
3 5 (2.44%) Degree
3 5 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.46%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (1.46%) CISSP
5 3 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) ACCA
7 1 (0.49%) CIMA
7 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.15%) QA
2 6 (2.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (2.93%) GMP
3 3 (1.46%) MiFID
3 3 (1.46%) PMO
4 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) GxP
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.49%) IAG
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (3.90%) Ansible
1 8 (3.90%) Puppet
2 7 (3.41%) CFEngine
2 7 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.46%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.49%) SCCM
5 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (19.02%) Oracle
2 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.83%) IBM
4 13 (6.34%) Splunk
5 11 (5.37%) ION Trading
6 8 (3.90%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.90%) SAP
7 7 (3.41%) F5
7 7 (3.41%) Murex
8 6 (2.93%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.44%) Apigee
9 5 (2.44%) Citrix
9 5 (2.44%) Google
10 4 (1.95%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.95%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.95%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.95%) Tableau
11 3 (1.46%) Charles River
11 3 (1.46%) McAfee