Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 282 244
Rank change year-on-year +64 -38 -10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 170 77 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 0.50% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.61% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 39 84
South East median daily rate £463 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £262 £271
90th Percentile £580 £614 £497
England median daily rate £425 £407 £388
% change year-on-year +4.47% +4.98% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 17
South East median hourly rate £48.75 £26.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.96% -33.75% -5.88%
England median hourly rate £19.00 £27.25 £14.95
% change year-on-year -30.28% +82.27% -54.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,740 12,542 14,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.84% 82.21% 80.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,281 7,529 8,781
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £253
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 503 621
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -18.33% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.06 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.49 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 23 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 January 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
Hampshire +58 90 £488 +39.29% 7
Surrey +21 52 £500 +14.29% 5
Thames Valley -19 20 £438 -2.78% 13
Berkshire -20 12 £475 +5.56% 5
West Sussex -2 7 £343 - 2
Buckinghamshire -27 6 £413 -21.43% 4
Kent -12 4 - - 3
Oxfordshire -10 2 £375 -16.67% 4
Middlesex +1 1 £315 -28.00%
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 South East region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 106 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (40.59%) Linux
3 62 (36.47%) Unit Testing
4 61 (35.88%) Java
5 54 (31.76%) TDD
6 53 (31.18%) Jenkins
7 49 (28.82%) Unix
8 47 (27.65%) Scrum
9 45 (26.47%) J2EE
9 45 (26.47%) Spring
9 45 (26.47%) BDD
10 44 (25.88%) JSON
10 44 (25.88%) Middleware
11 43 (25.29%) Apache
11 43 (25.29%) Hadoop
11 43 (25.29%) Kafka
11 43 (25.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 43 (25.29%) Linux Command Line
12 42 (24.71%) Git (software)
13 39 (22.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (22.94%) Big Data
14 37 (21.76%) REST
15 36 (21.18%) GitHub
15 36 (21.18%) Virtual Team
15 36 (21.18%) Degree
16 32 (18.82%) Shell Script
16 32 (18.82%) Gradle
17 31 (18.24%) HBase
17 31 (18.24%) HDFS
17 31 (18.24%) Benchmarking

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 43 (25.29%) Apache
2 25 (14.71%) Apache Spark
3 21 (12.35%) Tomcat
4 13 (7.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (7.65%) GemFire
5 7 (4.12%) SAS
6 3 (1.76%) Confluence
6 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.59%) CMS
7 1 (0.59%) Documentum
7 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.59%) Maximo
2 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.59%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.59%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (0.59%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.18%) GitHub
2 13 (7.65%) PaaS
3 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.59%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.59%) npm
5 1 (0.59%) Office 365
5 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.29%) WAN
2 19 (11.18%) DNS
3 17 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 10 (5.88%) Firewall
4 10 (5.88%) VPN
5 8 (4.71%) BGP
5 8 (4.71%) Network Security
5 8 (4.71%) OSPF
6 6 (3.53%) LAN
7 3 (1.76%) 2G
7 3 (1.76%) 4G
7 3 (1.76%) LTE
8 1 (0.59%) Internet
8 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.29%) Hadoop
2 39 (22.94%) Big Data
3 31 (18.24%) HBase
4 18 (10.59%) Parquet
5 13 (7.65%) Apache Hive
5 13 (7.65%) OLTP
6 7 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.12%) MySQL
6 7 (4.12%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (4.12%) RDBMS
6 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 6 (3.53%) OLAP
7 6 (3.53%) Oracle OLAP
8 5 (2.94%) Redis
9 4 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (2.35%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.59%) MS Access
11 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (31.18%) Jenkins
2 42 (24.71%) Git (software)
3 32 (18.82%) Gradle
4 17 (10.00%) Selenium
5 14 (8.24%) JUnit
6 13 (7.65%) IntelliJ
7 12 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (5.88%) Visual Studio
9 9 (5.29%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.12%) Mocha
11 4 (2.35%) JIRA
11 4 (2.35%) RubyMine
11 4 (2.35%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.35%) TestRail
11 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.76%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.18%) Artifactory
13 2 (1.18%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.59%) Grunt
General
1 27 (15.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 76 (44.71%) Developer
2 43 (25.29%) Java Developer
3 39 (22.94%) Architect
4 26 (15.29%) Big Data Developer
5 21 (12.35%) Analyst
6 13 (7.65%) Network Architect
7 11 (6.47%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.47%) Salesforce Architect
7 11 (6.47%) Technical Leader
7 11 (6.47%) Test Analyst
8 9 (5.29%) Salesforce Technical Architect
8 9 (5.29%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.29%) Tester
9 8 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.71%) Lead Architect
9 8 (4.71%) Security Architect
10 7 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (4.12%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.47%) J2EE
1 45 (26.47%) Spring
2 44 (25.88%) JSON
2 44 (25.88%) Middleware
3 43 (25.29%) Kafka
4 37 (21.76%) REST
5 30 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
6 24 (14.12%) Spring Boot
7 23 (13.53%) RESTful
8 18 (10.59%) Apache Avro
9 17 (10.00%) CSS
9 17 (10.00%) Web Services
10 14 (8.24%) .NET
10 14 (8.24%) HTML
10 14 (8.24%) Spark Streaming
10 14 (8.24%) Spring Integration
11 13 (7.65%) Apache Camel
12 9 (5.29%) Hibernate
12 9 (5.29%) jQuery
13 8 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.29%) Linux Command Line
2 36 (21.18%) Virtual Team
3 21 (12.35%) User Experience
4 13 (7.65%) Replication
5 5 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.18%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 69 (40.59%) Linux
2 49 (28.82%) Unix
3 24 (14.12%) Windows
4 15 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.18%) CentOS
6 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (62.35%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.47%) Unit Testing
3 54 (31.76%) TDD
4 47 (27.65%) Scrum
5 45 (26.47%) BDD
6 39 (22.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (18.24%) Benchmarking
8 25 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (13.53%) Test Automation
10 21 (12.35%) Boundary Protection
11 18 (10.59%) Validation
12 17 (10.00%) Kanban
13 16 (9.41%) Acceptance Criteria
13 16 (9.41%) User Stories
14 14 (8.24%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (7.65%) ETL
15 13 (7.65%) MapReduce
16 12 (7.06%) MVC
16 12 (7.06%) Regression Testing
17 11 (6.47%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (35.88%) Java
2 32 (18.82%) Shell Script
3 31 (18.24%) SQL
4 17 (10.00%) C#
5 15 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.47%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.53%) Ruby
8 4 (2.35%) C++
9 3 (1.76%) Perl
9 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.18%) Python
11 1 (0.59%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 36 (21.18%) Degree
2 30 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 25 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.65%) ISEB
4 13 (7.65%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.76%) QA
2 14 (8.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (25.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 31 (18.24%) HDFS
3 8 (4.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (16.47%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) Grafana
4 1 (0.59%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.59%) Kibana
4 1 (0.59%) logstash
4 1 (0.59%) Marathon
4 1 (0.59%) Mesos
4 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (12.35%) Citrix
2 20 (11.76%) Forcepoint
3 18 (10.59%) Cisco
3 18 (10.59%) Juniper
4 15 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (8.24%) Red Hat
6 12 (7.06%) Oracle
7 11 (6.47%) Microsoft
8 7 (4.12%) HP
8 7 (4.12%) SAP
9 4 (2.35%) Fujitsu
10 2 (1.18%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.59%) Informatica
11 1 (0.59%) Pardot
11 1 (0.59%) PTC
11 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 1 (0.59%) Telerik