Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 449 370
Rank change year-on-year +28 -79 +22
Contract jobs citing System Testing 221 171 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.44% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 106 171
London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £273 £269
90th Percentile £632 £638 £600
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
London median hourly rate £18.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.38% - -
England median hourly rate £32.75 £38.25 £13.13
% change year-on-year -14.38% +191.43% -59.62%

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 40964 38955 39069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.95% 86.20% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29788 27920 27910
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £643 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 408 469
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +8.83% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.32 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.45 £50.04 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +2 42 £491 +6.22% 6
West London -12 9 £170 -54.05%
South London -32 7 £300 -20.00% 1
East London -14 3 £500 +33.33% 1
North London -12 2 £300 -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 120 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (38.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 85 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 75 (33.94%) Finance
5 68 (30.77%) JIRA
6 59 (26.70%) SQL
7 58 (26.24%) Selenium
8 50 (22.62%) Java
9 46 (20.81%) Scrum
10 42 (19.00%) Integration Testing
11 41 (18.55%) QA
12 39 (17.65%) C#
12 39 (17.65%) Banking
13 37 (16.74%) Analytical Skills
14 36 (16.29%) Regression Testing
14 36 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (15.84%) Cucumber
15 35 (15.84%) Functional Testing
16 34 (15.38%) Oracle
17 31 (14.03%) Test Scripting
18 30 (13.57%) SDLC
19 29 (13.12%) WebDriver
19 29 (13.12%) .NET
20 28 (12.67%) Jenkins
21 27 (12.22%) BDD
21 27 (12.22%) Degree
22 26 (11.76%) XML
23 25 (11.31%) HTML
23 25 (11.31%) Test Strategy
23 25 (11.31%) System Integration Testing

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 (9.95%) Confluence
2 10 (4.52%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.17%) CMS
3 7 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.36%) Apache
6 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.90%) SAS
7 1 (0.45%) Drupal
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.07%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.90%) Mingle
6 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.98%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.62%) Magento
2 8 (3.62%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle iProcurement
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (3.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 6 (2.71%) Markit EDM
5 5 (2.26%) ION MarketView
6 4 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.90%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.81%) Office 365
2 4 (1.81%) PaaS
3 3 (1.36%) BlazeMeter
3 3 (1.36%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.90%) GitHub
4 2 (0.90%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.90%) SaaS
4 2 (0.90%) Serverless
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.24%) Internet
2 8 (3.62%) SMS
3 5 (2.26%) Firewall
4 3 (1.36%) SAN
5 1 (0.45%) Extranet
5 1 (0.45%) HTTP
5 1 (0.45%) Intranet
5 1 (0.45%) Network Security
5 1 (0.45%) SSL
5 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.79%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (6.79%) DB2
3 10 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.07%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.17%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.26%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.81%) Big Data
8 4 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.81%) OLAP
8 4 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (30.77%) JIRA
2 58 (26.24%) Selenium
3 35 (15.84%) Cucumber
4 29 (13.12%) WebDriver
5 28 (12.67%) Jenkins
6 25 (11.31%) Zephyr
7 16 (7.24%) Git (software)
8 10 (4.52%) Appium
9 8 (3.62%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.71%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.71%) TestDirector
11 5 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.26%) GitLab
11 5 (2.26%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.81%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.81%) Subversion
13 3 (1.36%) JMeter
13 3 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.36%) TestNG
General
1 75 (33.94%) Finance
2 39 (17.65%) Banking
3 16 (7.24%) Front Office
3 16 (7.24%) Retail
4 15 (6.79%) Games
5 14 (6.33%) Back Office
6 13 (5.88%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.17%) Billing
8 5 (2.26%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.81%) Legal
10 3 (1.36%) Publishing
11 2 (0.90%) Law
11 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.90%) Marketing
11 2 (0.90%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Advertising
12 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (36.20%) Analyst
2 45 (20.36%) Developer
3 41 (18.55%) Test Analyst
4 40 (18.10%) Tester
5 21 (9.50%) Automation Tester
6 13 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 12 (5.43%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.43%) Test Manager
8 11 (4.98%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.98%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (4.52%) C++ Developer
9 10 (4.52%) QA Tester
10 9 (4.07%) HTML Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Java Automation Tester
10 9 (4.07%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.07%) QA Analyst
10 9 (4.07%) Selenium Tester
10 9 (4.07%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.62%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.62%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.12%) .NET
2 26 (11.76%) XML
3 25 (11.31%) HTML
4 22 (9.95%) Web Services
5 20 (9.05%) Gherkin
6 14 (6.33%) AngularJS
6 14 (6.33%) RESTful
7 12 (5.43%) REST
8 10 (4.52%) ASP.NET
8 10 (4.52%) CSS
9 9 (4.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 9 (4.07%) RESTEasy
10 8 (3.62%) HTML5
10 8 (3.62%) jQuery
10 8 (3.62%) SOAP
10 8 (3.62%) XSD
11 6 (2.71%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.71%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (2.71%) Flash
11 6 (2.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.74%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.98%) Fixed Income
5 10 (4.52%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.52%) Data Structures
6 9 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.62%) User Experience
8 7 (3.17%) Fintech
8 7 (3.17%) Mobile App
8 7 (3.17%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.71%) PlayStation
10 5 (2.26%) Data Centre
10 5 (2.26%) Equities
11 3 (1.36%) PKI
12 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.90%) Derivative
12 2 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
13 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.86%) Unix
2 22 (9.95%) Linux
3 13 (5.88%) Windows
4 11 (4.98%) CentOS
5 7 (3.17%) Android
6 6 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.71%) zOS
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (38.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 85 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 46 (20.81%) Scrum
5 42 (19.00%) Integration Testing
6 36 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (16.29%) Regression Testing
7 35 (15.84%) Functional Testing
8 31 (14.03%) Test Scripting
9 30 (13.57%) SDLC
10 27 (12.22%) BDD
11 25 (11.31%) System Integration Testing
11 25 (11.31%) Test Strategy
12 23 (10.41%) Scenario Testing
13 22 (9.95%) Software Testing
13 22 (9.95%) Waterfall
14 21 (9.50%) Asset Management
14 21 (9.50%) E-Commerce
14 21 (9.50%) Project Management
15 20 (9.05%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.70%) SQL
2 50 (22.62%) Java
3 39 (17.65%) C#
4 19 (8.60%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.69%) Python
6 12 (5.43%) Bash Shell
6 12 (5.43%) C
6 12 (5.43%) C++
6 12 (5.43%) Perl
7 10 (4.52%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.81%) Scala
8 4 (1.81%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.36%) VBA
9 3 (1.36%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.45%) RPG
10 1 (0.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 27 (12.22%) Degree
2 22 (9.95%) Security Cleared
3 16 (7.24%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.88%) ISEB
5 12 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (4.98%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.71%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.90%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.90%) PMP
11 1 (0.45%) CCNA
11 1 (0.45%) CCSA
11 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.45%) CISM
11 1 (0.45%) CISSP
11 1 (0.45%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.55%) QA
2 8 (3.62%) MiFID
3 4 (1.81%) SLA
3 4 (1.81%) WCAG
4 3 (1.36%) EMIR
5 2 (0.90%) GDPR
6 1 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.45%) FINREP
6 1 (0.45%) GMP
6 1 (0.45%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.45%) IFRS
6 1 (0.45%) PMO
6 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.71%) RACF
2 3 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.36%) Cronacle
2 3 (1.36%) Docker
2 3 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (6.79%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.26%) SCCM
3 3 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.90%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 34 (15.38%) Oracle
2 23 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.88%) hybris
3 13 (5.88%) IBM
4 11 (4.98%) Red Hat
4 11 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (4.52%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.71%) CyberArk
7 5 (2.26%) ION Trading
7 5 (2.26%) SAP
8 4 (1.81%) Charles River
8 4 (1.81%) Citrix
8 4 (1.81%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.36%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.36%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.36%) HP
9 3 (1.36%) VMware
10 2 (0.90%) FXall
10 2 (0.90%) IFS
10 2 (0.90%) Workday