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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 186 187
Rank change year-on-year -27 +1  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 44 96 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.98% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.22% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 74 52
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £170.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +385.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -36.41% +15.71%  

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 6803 7879 7903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.17% 80.80% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3929 4906 4431
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 257 288
Median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.50 £47.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +20 26 £330 -22.35% 3
Surrey -3 10 £450 - 5
Berkshire +14 3 £325 -7.14% 1
East Sussex +4 3 £686 +111.15%
Kent -12 1 £350 +12.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -19 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (35.38%) Java
2 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.85%) Unit Testing
3 21 (32.31%) Linux
4 18 (27.69%) Oracle
4 18 (27.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (24.62%) Unix
6 15 (23.08%) TDD
6 15 (23.08%) Spring
6 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
7 14 (21.54%) REST
7 14 (21.54%) Middleware
7 14 (21.54%) J2EE
8 13 (20.00%) SQL
9 12 (18.46%) Windows
9 12 (18.46%) Integration Testing
9 12 (18.46%) QA
10 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
10 11 (16.92%) Hadoop
10 11 (16.92%) Kafka
10 11 (16.92%) Apache
11 10 (15.38%) JSON
11 10 (15.38%) BDD
11 10 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
11 10 (15.38%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (15.38%) Spring Boot
12 9 (13.85%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (13.85%) Mentoring

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 11 (16.92%) Apache
2 7 (10.77%) Apache Spark
3 6 (9.23%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.62%) JBoss
6 2 (3.08%) StreamWeaver
7 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.54%) GemFire
7 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) GitHub
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) HP Helion
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) ATM
2 1 (1.54%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) Hadoop
2 9 (13.85%) Big Data
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.69%) HBase
3 5 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.15%) Parquet
5 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.08%) Kalido
5 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.54%) DB2
6 1 (1.54%) OLTP
6 1 (1.54%) QlikView
6 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.69%) Gradle
2 5 (7.69%) JIRA
3 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.15%) Mockito
4 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
General
1 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) BizTalk Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Hadoop Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Java Hadoop Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Senior UAT Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Tester
9 2 (3.08%) UAT Lead
9 2 (3.08%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) Spring
2 14 (21.54%) J2EE
2 14 (21.54%) Middleware
2 14 (21.54%) REST
3 11 (16.92%) Kafka
4 10 (15.38%) JSON
4 10 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (15.38%) Spring Boot
5 5 (7.69%) RESTful
5 5 (7.69%) Spring Integration
6 4 (6.15%) Ajax
6 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.15%) Java SE
6 4 (6.15%) JMS
6 4 (6.15%) JPA
6 4 (6.15%) JSF
6 4 (6.15%) JSP
6 4 (6.15%) PrimeFaces
6 4 (6.15%) Web Services
6 4 (6.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Virtual Team
2 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (7.69%) Smart Meter
5 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.62%) User Experience
7 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.08%) Smartcard
7 2 (3.08%) STB
8 1 (1.54%) FMCG
8 1 (1.54%) iSeries
8 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.31%) Linux
2 16 (24.62%) Unix
3 12 (18.46%) Windows
4 5 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (33.85%) Unit Testing
2 18 (27.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (23.08%) TDD
4 12 (18.46%) Integration Testing
5 10 (15.38%) BDD
6 9 (13.85%) Mentoring
6 9 (13.85%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
7 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.23%) Change Management
9 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.23%) CRM
9 6 (9.23%) Defect Management
9 6 (9.23%) Scrum
9 6 (9.23%) SDLC
10 5 (7.69%) Benchmarking
10 5 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (6.15%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.38%) Java
2 13 (20.00%) SQL
3 9 (13.85%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.15%) C#
5 3 (4.62%) C
5 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.08%) Delphi
6 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.31%) Degree
4 6 (9.23%) ISEB
4 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.08%) HNC
6 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (7.69%) HDFS
3 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Oracle
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) BEA
3 2 (3.08%) IBM
3 2 (3.08%) Informatica
4 1 (1.54%) Avaya
4 1 (1.54%) CA
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco
4 1 (1.54%) DoubleClick
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.54%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.54%) SAP
4 1 (1.54%) VMware
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