Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 493 435 406
Rank change year-on-year -58 -29 -7
Contract jobs citing System Testing 98 207 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.51% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 142 129
London median daily rate £475 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £382 £313 £310
90th Percentile £579 £688 £638
England median daily rate £450 £475 £414
% change year-on-year -5.26% +14.80% +10.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.88 £41.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year +21.86% +3.09% +1.25%

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 36,516 40,767 36,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.83% 88.26% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,136 29,563 26,261
London median daily rate £520 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +3.09% +4.86%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £653
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 555 400
London median hourly rate £24.71 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.85% +2.08% +13.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £54.95 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.42 £24.86
% change year-on-year +11.51% -9.81% +5.79%

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 July 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 19 July 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 -15 18 £450 -14.29% 7
West London +13 3 £450 +28.57% 5
East London +11 2 - - 1
South London +20 1 £550 +15.79% 3
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 46 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 32 (32.65%) QA
3 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
4 29 (29.59%) .NET
5 28 (28.57%) SQL
6 27 (27.55%) C#
6 27 (27.55%) Migration
6 27 (27.55%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (23.47%) Regression Testing
8 23 (23.47%) SQL Server
9 22 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (22.45%) Unit Testing
10 21 (21.43%) RESTful
10 21 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (21.43%) Scrum
11 20 (20.41%) Validation
12 19 (19.39%) Degree
12 19 (19.39%) Analytics
13 18 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (18.37%) ETL
14 17 (17.35%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (17.35%) ASP.NET
14 17 (17.35%) Oracle BI EE
14 17 (17.35%) Decision-Making
15 16 (16.33%) Mentoring
15 16 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (16.33%) TDD

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 3 (3.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.02%) Drupal
2 1 (1.02%) GemFire
2 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.02%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.04%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (1.02%) Endur
4 1 (1.02%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.16%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (4.08%) Apigee
4 3 (3.06%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.04%) Lucidchart
6 1 (1.02%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.02%) Office 365
6 1 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) SSL
2 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.04%) FTP
2 2 (2.04%) MPLS
2 2 (2.04%) SMS
2 2 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (1.02%) DWDM
3 1 (1.02%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) SDH
3 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 21 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (17.35%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (17.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 16 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (14.29%) Big Data
6 11 (11.22%) Star Schema
7 9 (9.18%) Oracle Database
7 9 (9.18%) Oracle ODI
8 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (3.06%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (3.06%) Power BI
10 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
11 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.16%) JIRA
2 8 (8.16%) Selenium
3 5 (5.10%) Maven
3 5 (5.10%) SoapUI
3 5 (5.10%) WebDriver
4 4 (4.08%) gulp
5 3 (3.06%) Appium
5 3 (3.06%) CMake
5 3 (3.06%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.06%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (3.06%) Valgrind
5 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.04%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.02%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.02%) ER Studio
7 1 (1.02%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Back Office
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Local Government
4 2 (2.04%) Marketing
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Billing
5 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.02%) Front Office
5 1 (1.02%) Games
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (44.90%) Developer
2 17 (17.35%) Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) SQL Developer
4 11 (11.22%) .NET Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Consultant
6 6 (6.12%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Tester
7 5 (5.10%) Analytics Developer
7 5 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.10%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.10%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Contracts Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Workday Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.59%) .NET
2 21 (21.43%) RESTful
3 17 (17.35%) ASP.NET
4 14 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 14 (14.29%) ASP.NET Core
4 14 (14.29%) React
4 14 (14.29%) Vue.js
5 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (6.12%) XML
7 5 (5.10%) REST
8 4 (4.08%) Node.js
8 4 (4.08%) OAuth
8 4 (4.08%) SAML
9 3 (3.06%) HTML
10 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.04%) CSS
10 2 (2.04%) jQuery
10 2 (2.04%) JSON
10 2 (2.04%) Redux
10 2 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.55%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.24%) Data Structures
3 10 (10.20%) Client/Server
4 9 (9.18%) Algorithms
4 9 (9.18%) Mainframe
5 8 (8.16%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.06%) PMI
7 2 (2.04%) Derivative
7 2 (2.04%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.02%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Linux
2 4 (4.08%) Android
2 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.02%) Windows
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.55%) Migration
3 23 (23.47%) Regression Testing
4 22 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (22.45%) Unit Testing
5 21 (21.43%) Scrum
6 20 (20.41%) Validation
7 19 (19.39%) Analytics
8 18 (18.37%) ETL
8 18 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (17.35%) Decision-Making
10 16 (16.33%) Mentoring
10 16 (16.33%) Pair Programming
10 16 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (16.33%) TDD
11 15 (15.31%) Test Automation
12 13 (13.27%) Computer Science
12 13 (13.27%) Integration Testing
13 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (11.22%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 27 (27.55%) C#
3 16 (16.33%) PL/SQL
3 16 (16.33%) T-SQL
4 13 (13.27%) Python
5 10 (10.20%) Java
5 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.06%) C++
7 2 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.02%) Scala
8 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.06%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.06%) PMP
3 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (32.65%) QA
2 5 (5.10%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Terraform
2 2 (2.04%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) HP
4 4 (4.08%) Google
4 4 (4.08%) IBM
5 3 (3.06%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.06%) Northgate
5 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.04%) hybris
6 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.02%) Avaloq
7 1 (1.02%) Capita
7 1 (1.02%) FactSet
7 1 (1.02%) HubSpot
7 1 (1.02%) MapR
7 1 (1.02%) Reuters
7 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.02%) Solace
7 1 (1.02%) Splunk
7 1 (1.02%) TIBCO