Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 470 435 420
Rank change year-on-year -35 -15 +45
Contract jobs citing System Testing 84 206 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 147 158
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £365 £363 £305
90th Percentile £638 £700 £627
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £18.25
England median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +31.25% -1.23% +5.88%

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 31,760 40,995 41,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.82% 88.16% 88.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,798 29,611 30,145
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 476 408
London median hourly rate £24.10 £22.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +1.91% +3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.06 £13.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.35 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +2.22%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +28 17 £405 -14.74% 13
West London +14 3 £550 +22.22% 3
South London +38 1 £550 +15.79% 2
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) SQL
3 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
3 23 (27.38%) Finance
3 23 (27.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (26.19%) Test Automation
5 20 (23.81%) Java
6 17 (20.24%) Regression Testing
7 16 (19.05%) Scrum
8 15 (17.86%) Migration
8 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
9 14 (16.67%) QA
9 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (15.48%) Linux
11 12 (14.29%) Oracle
11 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 12 (14.29%) CRM
11 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (14.29%) Integration Testing
11 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 12 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 12 (14.29%) Project Delivery
12 11 (13.10%) Azure
12 11 (13.10%) DV Cleared
12 11 (13.10%) Data Migration
12 11 (13.10%) Selenium
12 11 (13.10%) C#
12 11 (13.10%) Project Management
13 10 (11.90%) C++
13 10 (11.90%) T-SQL

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 7 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.57%) Documentum
3 2 (2.38%) Confluence
3 2 (2.38%) Drupal
4 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (1.19%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (1.19%) Loan IQ
4 1 (1.19%) Magento
4 1 (1.19%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) Azure
2 9 (10.71%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (4.76%) AWS
4 3 (3.57%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.38%) Lucidchart
6 1 (1.19%) Office 365
6 1 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) HTTP
1 3 (3.57%) SAN
1 3 (3.57%) SSH
1 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.57%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.19%) DWDM
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) SDH
2 1 (1.19%) Skype
2 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.33%) Star Schema
5 6 (7.14%) Big Data
5 6 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (5.95%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.57%) Cloudera CDH
7 3 (3.57%) MySQL
7 3 (3.57%) Power BI
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.38%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 12 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 11 (13.10%) Selenium
3 8 (9.52%) Subversion
4 7 (8.33%) JIRA
4 7 (8.33%) Maven
5 6 (7.14%) FindBugs
5 6 (7.14%) Log4j
5 6 (7.14%) Mercurial
5 6 (7.14%) SonarQube
6 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.76%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.38%) CMake
9 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.38%) Valgrind
10 1 (1.19%) CircleCI
10 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (27.38%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
2 5 (5.95%) Marketing
3 4 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Front Office
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Developer
2 15 (17.86%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Tester
4 7 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 6 (7.14%) Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Analytics Developer
7 4 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Java Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.57%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) Spring
2 6 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (5.95%) XML
4 4 (4.76%) CSS
4 4 (4.76%) HTML
4 4 (4.76%) RESTful
5 3 (3.57%) JSON
5 3 (3.57%) SOAP
5 3 (3.57%) Web Services
6 2 (2.38%) .NET
6 2 (2.38%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.38%) jQuery
6 2 (2.38%) Redux
6 2 (2.38%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.38%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.19%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.19%) Flask
7 1 (1.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.76%) PMI
5 3 (3.57%) Wiki
6 2 (2.38%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.38%) Equities
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.19%) Derivative
7 1 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.19%) iSeries
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.19%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.19%) PACS
7 1 (1.19%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Linux
2 8 (9.52%) CentOS
2 8 (9.52%) Debian
2 8 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (9.52%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.76%) Unix
3 4 (4.76%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (26.19%) Test Automation
4 17 (20.24%) Regression Testing
5 16 (19.05%) Scrum
6 15 (17.86%) Migration
7 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (14.29%) CRM
7 12 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 12 (14.29%) Project Delivery
8 11 (13.10%) Data Migration
8 11 (13.10%) Project Management
9 10 (11.90%) ETL
10 9 (10.71%) Analytics
10 9 (10.71%) BDD
10 9 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.52%) Decision-Making
11 8 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.57%) SQL
2 20 (23.81%) Java
3 11 (13.10%) C#
4 10 (11.90%) C++
4 10 (11.90%) T-SQL
5 9 (10.71%) PL/SQL
6 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.95%) Python
8 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.38%) Perl
8 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 2 (2.38%) VBA
9 1 (1.19%) Java 8
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) RPG
9 1 (1.19%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.19%) Scala
9 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.10%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.76%) PMP
5 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) CEH
7 1 (1.19%) CISM
7 1 (1.19%) CISSP
7 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.19%) ISEB
7 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) QA
2 7 (8.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.38%) EMIR
3 2 (2.38%) MiFID
4 1 (1.19%) PMO
4 1 (1.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.19%) Docker
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Ansible
1 3 (3.57%) SELinux
2 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.19%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.19%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.57%) Cloudera
4 3 (3.57%) Cognos
4 3 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.38%) Birst
5 2 (2.38%) Informatica
5 2 (2.38%) Murex
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Apple
6 1 (1.19%) Avaloq
6 1 (1.19%) Capita
6 1 (1.19%) hybris
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow