Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 July 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 253 205
Rank change year-on-year -36 -48 +47
Contract jobs citing System Testing 72 143 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.77% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.93% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 98 129
South East median daily rate £411 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.54% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £260 £200 £258
90th Percentile £505 £525 £500
England median daily rate £415 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +10.67% +4.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £103.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.22% +186.21% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £35.90 £32.88
90th Percentile £48.75 £175.00 £38.63
England median hourly rate £40.50 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.52% +10.71% -

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 13368 15299 15740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.58% 82.04% 80.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7802 9373 9023
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £562 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 543 553
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +6.51%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.35 £51.00 £46.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.91
% change year-on-year - +14.10% +6.88%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the South East

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing System Testing in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the South East

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the South East

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the South East

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Hampshire +15 38 £358 -10.63% 5
Surrey +2 13 £463 +2.78% 2
Berkshire +21 8 £425 +21.43% 8
Buckinghamshire -29 4 £251 -16.47% 2
East Sussex +3 3 £423 +30.00%
West Sussex +1 2 £350 -18.37%
Kent -22 2 £338 +8.00% 2
Oxfordshire -14 1 - - 2
Sussex - 1 £225 -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 South East region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.11%) Unit Testing
3 25 (34.72%) Finance
3 25 (34.72%) Java
4 22 (30.56%) Linux
5 21 (29.17%) Unix
6 20 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (25.00%) SQL
8 17 (23.61%) J2EE
8 17 (23.61%) Spring
9 16 (22.22%) Jenkins
9 16 (22.22%) Oracle
9 16 (22.22%) TDD
10 15 (20.83%) Middleware
10 15 (20.83%) REST
11 14 (19.44%) Test Scripting
12 13 (18.06%) Degree
12 13 (18.06%) Kafka
12 13 (18.06%) Hadoop
12 13 (18.06%) Apache
13 12 (16.67%) BDD
13 12 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (16.67%) JSON
13 12 (16.67%) QA
13 12 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
14 11 (15.28%) Spring Boot
14 11 (15.28%) Integration Testing
14 11 (15.28%) Test Strategy
14 11 (15.28%) Big Data
14 11 (15.28%) Apache ZooKeeper

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (18.06%) Apache
2 9 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.17%) SAS
5 2 (2.78%) StreamWeaver
6 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.39%) GemFire
6 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.39%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.39%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) GitHub
2 3 (4.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 3 (4.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.39%) Force.com
4 1 (1.39%) HP Helion
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.39%) PaaS
4 1 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) Wireless
3 1 (1.39%) 802.11
3 1 (1.39%) ATM
3 1 (1.39%) Broadband
3 1 (1.39%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) IPsec
3 1 (1.39%) IPv4
3 1 (1.39%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) Hadoop
2 11 (15.28%) Big Data
3 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.94%) HBase
3 5 (6.94%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.56%) Parquet
5 2 (2.78%) OLAP
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.39%) BODI
6 1 (1.39%) OLTP
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.39%) QlikView
6 1 (1.39%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.94%) Gradle
3 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.17%) Mockito
4 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.39%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.39%) JUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.39%) webpack
General
1 25 (34.72%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (36.11%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 15 (20.83%) Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 7 (9.72%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Hadoop Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Java Applications Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Java Hadoop Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Tester
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) J2EE
1 17 (23.61%) Spring
2 15 (20.83%) Middleware
2 15 (20.83%) REST
3 13 (18.06%) Kafka
4 12 (16.67%) JSON
4 12 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (15.28%) Spring Boot
6 5 (6.94%) HTML
6 5 (6.94%) RESTful
7 4 (5.56%) Ajax
7 4 (5.56%) Hibernate
7 4 (5.56%) JMS
7 4 (5.56%) JSF
7 4 (5.56%) JSP
7 4 (5.56%) Spring Integration
7 4 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (5.56%) XML
8 3 (4.17%) JPA
8 3 (4.17%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (6.94%) User Experience
4 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.78%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.78%) STB
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) FMCG
6 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Handset
6 1 (1.39%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Linux
2 21 (29.17%) Unix
3 8 (11.11%) Windows
4 5 (6.94%) Windows 10
4 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.11%) Unit Testing
3 20 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (22.22%) TDD
5 14 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 12 (16.67%) BDD
7 11 (15.28%) Integration Testing
7 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.28%) Test Strategy
8 10 (13.89%) Migration
9 9 (12.50%) Validation
10 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
11 7 (9.72%) Scrum
11 7 (9.72%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (8.33%) Defect Management
13 5 (6.94%) Line Management
13 5 (6.94%) SDLC
13 5 (6.94%) System Integration Testing
13 5 (6.94%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) Java
2 18 (25.00%) SQL
3 9 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.17%) Apex Code
5 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.78%) Delphi
6 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) C
7 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Degree
2 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.72%) ISEB
3 7 (9.72%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.78%) HNC
5 1 (1.39%) IIBA
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (15.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (6.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (5.56%) SAP
3 3 (4.17%) Pardot
4 2 (2.78%) BEA
4 2 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) IBM
4 2 (2.78%) Informatica
4 2 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (1.39%) Ariba
5 1 (1.39%) Avaya
5 1 (1.39%) BMC
5 1 (1.39%) DoubleClick
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) Sybase
5 1 (1.39%) Zoho
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £420 - 440 per day
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