Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 409 434 362
Rank change year-on-year +25 -72 +12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 215 162 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.39% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.46% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 97 150
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £280
90th Percentile £600 £688 £601
England median daily rate £437 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.19% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £18.25 - £17.00
England median hourly rate £44.75 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +68.87% +55.88% -47.69%

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 40,665 35,218 37,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.65% 85.84% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,695 25,325 26,869
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 419 459
London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.53% +5.66%
10th Percentile £13.65 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.60 £52.75 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 51 £450 -5.26% 12
West London -39 18 £279 -32.42% 4
South London -32 9 £323 -
East London -12 4 £525 +51.08% 1
North London -5 1 £300 -36.84%
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 115 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 81 (37.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 72 (33.49%) Finance
5 62 (28.84%) Selenium
6 58 (26.98%) JIRA
7 57 (26.51%) SQL
8 56 (26.05%) Integration Testing
9 53 (24.65%) QA
10 45 (20.93%) C#
10 45 (20.93%) Oracle
11 44 (20.47%) Scrum
11 44 (20.47%) Java
12 43 (20.00%) Regression Testing
13 37 (17.21%) Functional Testing
14 36 (16.74%) Test Scripting
14 36 (16.74%) HTML
14 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
15 35 (16.28%) JavaScript
16 30 (13.95%) Software Testing
16 30 (13.95%) Cucumber
17 29 (13.49%) Waterfall
17 29 (13.49%) .NET
18 28 (13.02%) Microsoft
19 27 (12.56%) Unit Testing
20 26 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (12.09%) Jenkins
20 26 (12.09%) BDD
20 26 (12.09%) TDD
20 26 (12.09%) Analytical Skills

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 (11.63%) Confluence
2 11 (5.12%) JBoss
2 11 (5.12%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.12%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.72%) CMS
3 8 (3.72%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.93%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.93%) IIS
7 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.47%) Drupal
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.72%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.93%) Mingle
4 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (5.58%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (3.72%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (3.72%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle iProcurement
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.93%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) BrowserStack
2 8 (3.72%) BlazeMeter
3 7 (3.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 5 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.93%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.93%) GitHub
5 2 (0.93%) IaaS
5 2 (0.93%) npm
5 2 (0.93%) SaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Serverless
6 1 (0.47%) Office 365
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.47%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.37%) Internet
2 8 (3.72%) SMS
3 3 (1.40%) Network Security
4 2 (0.93%) Firewall
4 2 (0.93%) FTP
4 2 (0.93%) Intranet
4 2 (0.93%) NGN
4 2 (0.93%) SSH
4 2 (0.93%) SSL
4 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.47%) BGP
5 1 (0.47%) Extranet
5 1 (0.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.51%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.05%) MySQL
3 13 (6.05%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.58%) Hadoop
5 11 (5.12%) Hazelcast
5 11 (5.12%) Redis
5 11 (5.12%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.65%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.72%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (3.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.26%) Oracle Discoverer
9 6 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.33%) Big Data
10 5 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.40%) DB2
12 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 62 (28.84%) Selenium
2 58 (26.98%) JIRA
3 30 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 26 (12.09%) Jenkins
5 25 (11.63%) Git (software)
6 23 (10.70%) Zephyr
7 22 (10.23%) WebDriver
8 15 (6.98%) Appium
9 14 (6.51%) Subversion
10 12 (5.58%) JMeter
10 12 (5.58%) Mockito
10 12 (5.58%) SpecFlow
11 11 (5.12%) JUnit
12 9 (4.19%) SoapUI
12 9 (4.19%) Visual Studio
13 8 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (3.26%) Jasmine
14 7 (3.26%) TeamCity
15 6 (2.79%) GitLab
15 6 (2.79%) TestDirector
General
1 72 (33.49%) Finance
2 23 (10.70%) Banking
3 7 (3.26%) Back Office
3 7 (3.26%) Billing
3 7 (3.26%) Front Office
4 6 (2.79%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.33%) Retail
6 4 (1.86%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.86%) Games
7 3 (1.40%) Legal
7 3 (1.40%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.47%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Military
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (38.60%) Analyst
2 45 (20.93%) Developer
3 43 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 36 (16.74%) Tester
5 18 (8.37%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.58%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.58%) QA Analyst
7 11 (5.12%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (5.12%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.12%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (4.65%) Automation Tester
8 10 (4.65%) Test Leader
8 10 (4.65%) Test Manager
9 9 (4.19%) Consultant
9 9 (4.19%) QA Tester
10 8 (3.72%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.72%) QA Manager
10 8 (3.72%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.74%) HTML
2 29 (13.49%) .NET
3 24 (11.16%) CSS
3 24 (11.16%) SOAP
3 24 (11.16%) XML
4 23 (10.70%) AngularJS
5 22 (10.23%) RESTful
6 15 (6.98%) HTML5
6 15 (6.98%) Web Services
7 12 (5.58%) Spring
8 11 (5.12%) Backbone.js
8 11 (5.12%) EclipseLink
8 11 (5.12%) Hibernate
8 11 (5.12%) iBATIS
8 11 (5.12%) Java EE
8 11 (5.12%) JMS
8 11 (5.12%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (5.12%) LESS
8 11 (5.12%) SAML
8 11 (5.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.05%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.05%) User Experience
3 10 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.72%) PlayStation
5 7 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.79%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.40%) W3C
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.93%) Derivative
9 2 (0.93%) Equities
9 2 (0.93%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.91%) Linux
2 16 (7.44%) Windows
3 14 (6.51%) Unix
4 11 (5.12%) Android
5 10 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.79%) zOS
7 4 (1.86%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.47%) webOS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 81 (37.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 56 (26.05%) Integration Testing
5 44 (20.47%) Scrum
6 43 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 37 (17.21%) Functional Testing
8 36 (16.74%) Test Scripting
9 30 (13.95%) Software Testing
10 29 (13.49%) Waterfall
11 27 (12.56%) Unit Testing
12 26 (12.09%) BDD
12 26 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (12.09%) SDLC
12 26 (12.09%) TDD
13 25 (11.63%) Test Strategy
14 22 (10.23%) Performance Testing
14 22 (10.23%) System Integration Testing
15 21 (9.77%) Validation
16 18 (8.37%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.51%) SQL
2 45 (20.93%) C#
3 44 (20.47%) Java
4 35 (16.28%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.72%) Python
6 7 (3.26%) Perl
7 6 (2.79%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.33%) C
9 4 (1.86%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.86%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.86%) VBA
9 4 (1.86%) VBScript
10 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.93%) C++
11 2 (0.93%) C-shell
11 2 (0.93%) Groovy
11 2 (0.93%) Ruby
11 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.47%) RPG III
12 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.30%) ISTQB
3 19 (8.84%) Degree
4 15 (6.98%) ISEB
5 13 (6.05%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.40%) CISSP
8 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.40%) PMP
9 2 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.47%) MCSE
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (24.65%) QA
2 5 (2.33%) SLA
3 4 (1.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.86%) GMP
3 4 (1.86%) WCAG
4 3 (1.40%) MiFID
4 3 (1.40%) PMO
5 2 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.93%) GDPR
6 1 (0.47%) EMIR
6 1 (0.47%) FINREP
6 1 (0.47%) IFRS
6 1 (0.47%) SEPA
6 1 (0.47%) TARGET2
System Software
1 6 (2.79%) RACF
2 4 (1.86%) Docker
3 3 (1.40%) Cronacle
4 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.93%) Dollar Universe
2 2 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (20.93%) Oracle
2 28 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.58%) Atlassian
4 10 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.79%) CyberArk
5 6 (2.79%) HP
6 4 (1.86%) Charles River
6 4 (1.86%) IBM
6 4 (1.86%) Workday
7 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.40%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.40%) SAP
8 2 (0.93%) Adobe
8 2 (0.93%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.93%) Citrix
8 2 (0.93%) FireEye
8 2 (0.93%) FXall
8 2 (0.93%) McAfee
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.93%) Sybase