Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 109 122
Rank change year-on-year +21 +13 -8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 52 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.91% 0.35% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 0.42% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 3 17
Surrey median daily rate £500 £438 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.48% +29.84%
10th Percentile £314 £374 £305
90th Percentile £550 £456 £477
South East median daily rate £463 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 11
Surrey median hourly rate £48.75 - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £48.75 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +41.30% -13.75% -5.88%

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,272 1,650 2,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.28% 82.17% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,618 1,050 1,328
Surrey median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +8.74%
10th Percentile £300 £220 £288
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 89 70
Surrey median hourly rate £42.18 £27.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.20% -32.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.08 £42.50 £60.98
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Surrey

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Surrey

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in Surrey

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Surrey

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for System Testing in Surrey

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 21 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
Sunbury-on-Thames - 12 £525 -
Guildford - 11 £500 - 2
Reigate - 10 £388 -
Cobham - 4 - - 1
Staines -2 1 £425 -2.86%
Horley - 1 £325 -
Leatherhead - 1 £280 - 1
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Surrey region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 45 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (55.77%) BDD
3 27 (51.92%) Scrum
4 23 (44.23%) Jenkins
5 20 (38.46%) Java
6 19 (36.54%) REST
6 19 (36.54%) Unit Testing
6 19 (36.54%) User Experience
7 18 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (30.77%) Kanban
8 16 (30.77%) Linux
8 16 (30.77%) Finance
8 16 (30.77%) TDD
9 13 (25.00%) Spring
9 13 (25.00%) Unix
9 13 (25.00%) J2EE
9 13 (25.00%) Apache
9 13 (25.00%) Middleware
9 13 (25.00%) JSON
9 13 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (25.00%) Big Data
9 13 (25.00%) Kafka
9 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 13 (25.00%) Hadoop
9 13 (25.00%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
10 12 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
11 11 (21.15%) CSS

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (25.00%) Apache
2 10 (19.23%) Apache Spark
3 7 (13.46%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) GitHub
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) Big Data
1 13 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 7 (13.46%) MySQL
3 4 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (7.69%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (7.69%) Redis
4 3 (5.77%) HBase
4 3 (5.77%) Parquet
5 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 23 (44.23%) Jenkins
2 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 11 (21.15%) Selenium
4 7 (13.46%) Mocha
5 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (11.54%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.69%) HP UFT
6 4 (7.69%) RubyMine
6 4 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 4 (7.69%) TestRail
6 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (5.77%) Gradle
8 2 (3.85%) Artifactory
8 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Architect
3 10 (19.23%) Salesforce Architect
3 10 (19.23%) Technical Leader
4 9 (17.31%) Salesforce Technical Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Technical Architect
5 8 (15.38%) Lead Architect
6 7 (13.46%) Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
7 6 (11.54%) Big Data Developer
7 6 (11.54%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (9.62%) Tester
9 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
9 4 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
9 4 (7.69%) C# Developer
9 4 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
9 4 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (36.54%) REST
2 13 (25.00%) J2EE
2 13 (25.00%) JSON
2 13 (25.00%) Kafka
2 13 (25.00%) Middleware
2 13 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
2 13 (25.00%) Spring
3 11 (21.15%) CSS
3 11 (21.15%) Web Services
4 10 (19.23%) RESTful
4 10 (19.23%) Spring Boot
5 8 (15.38%) Gherkin
6 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
6 7 (13.46%) Chai
6 7 (13.46%) Hibernate
6 7 (13.46%) HTML
6 7 (13.46%) JAXB
6 7 (13.46%) JAX-WS
6 7 (13.46%) Node.js
6 7 (13.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) User Experience
2 3 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.77%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Linux
2 13 (25.00%) Unix
3 8 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (55.77%) BDD
3 27 (51.92%) Scrum
4 19 (36.54%) Unit Testing
5 18 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (30.77%) Kanban
6 16 (30.77%) TDD
7 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (17.31%) Web Development
10 7 (13.46%) Front End Development
10 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
10 7 (13.46%) OO
10 7 (13.46%) Software Architecture
11 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
11 6 (11.54%) Issue Tracking
11 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (7.69%) Statistics
13 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) Java
2 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.54%) C#
3 6 (11.54%) Ruby
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 4 (7.69%) C++
4 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 7 (13.46%) ISEB
2 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
System Software
1 13 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (5.77%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.92%) HP