Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 November 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 423 316
Rank change year-on-year +9 -107 +91
Contract jobs citing System Testing 552 556 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.64% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 326 462
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £589 £545 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £360
% change year-on-year +15.94% -4.17% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 65
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +223.89% -62.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £12.35
% change year-on-year +10.00% +223.89% -38.25%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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
England +27 517 £425 +13.33% 45
UK excluding London +6 316 £400 +15.94% 33
London +34 221 £450 +5.88% 15
South East +51 148 £450 +12.15% 13
North of England +24 46 £388 +10.71% 8
South West +21 40 £400 +25.00% 4
Midlands +8 35 £363 +3.57% 3
West Midlands +22 31 £363 +3.57% 2
North West +5 28 £420 +16.67% 2
Scotland -28 24 £338 +13.45% 1
East of England -57 19 £303 -13.57% 2
Yorkshire +1 18 £325 -10.34% 5
East Midlands -3 4 £550 +57.14% 1
Wales +11 2 £225 -35.71% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for System Testing.

1 263 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 150 (27.17%) Test Automation
4 148 (26.81%) Finance
5 138 (25.00%) SQL
6 133 (24.09%) Java
7 111 (20.11%) Scrum
8 94 (17.03%) Selenium
9 89 (16.12%) JIRA
10 83 (15.04%) QA
10 83 (15.04%) Linux
11 80 (14.49%) Jenkins
12 77 (13.95%) Unit Testing
12 77 (13.95%) Oracle
13 74 (13.41%) Integration Testing
14 72 (13.04%) Unix
15 71 (12.86%) TDD
15 71 (12.86%) BDD
16 69 (12.50%) C#
17 68 (12.32%) Test Scripting
17 68 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (12.14%) Functional Testing
19 64 (11.59%) Degree
20 61 (11.05%) JavaScript
20 61 (11.05%) Microsoft
20 61 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
21 59 (10.69%) HTML
21 59 (10.69%) Regression Testing
22 57 (10.33%) .NET
22 57 (10.33%) Git (software)

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 33 (5.98%) Tomcat
2 32 (5.80%) Apache
3 29 (5.25%) Confluence
4 25 (4.53%) Apache Spark
5 24 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (2.36%) GemFire
7 12 (2.17%) SAS
8 11 (1.99%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.63%) CMS
10 8 (1.45%) JBoss
10 8 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.27%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (1.09%) Jetty
13 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
15 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.54%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.36%) Mingle
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.17%) Magento
1 12 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle iProcurement
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (1.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 6 (1.09%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.91%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.36%) HFM
8 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.36%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.17%) GitHub
2 17 (3.08%) PaaS
3 14 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 11 (1.99%) Taleo
6 5 (0.91%) Office 365
7 4 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.54%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.36%) npm
9 2 (0.36%) SaaS
9 2 (0.36%) Serverless
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.18%) Force.com
10 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.99%) Internet
2 20 (3.62%) WAN
3 15 (2.72%) DNS
4 14 (2.54%) Firewall
5 12 (2.17%) NetScaler
6 9 (1.63%) Network Security
6 9 (1.63%) VPN
7 8 (1.45%) SMS
8 6 (1.09%) AMQP
8 6 (1.09%) LAN
9 4 (0.72%) BGP
9 4 (0.72%) OSPF
10 3 (0.54%) HTTP
10 3 (0.54%) SAN
10 3 (0.54%) Wireless
11 2 (0.36%) FTP
11 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.18%) Broadband
12 1 (0.18%) IPv4
12 1 (0.18%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.70%) Hadoop
3 33 (5.98%) Relational Database
4 32 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (5.07%) Big Data
6 20 (3.62%) DB2
7 18 (3.26%) HBase
8 16 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (2.54%) MySQL
10 13 (2.36%) Apache Hive
10 13 (2.36%) DbVisualizer
10 13 (2.36%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.36%) OLTP
10 13 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (2.17%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.17%) OLAP
11 12 (2.17%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.99%) Redis
13 10 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 94 (17.03%) Selenium
2 89 (16.12%) JIRA
3 80 (14.49%) Jenkins
4 57 (10.33%) Git (software)
5 56 (10.14%) Cucumber
6 42 (7.61%) WebDriver
7 24 (4.35%) Gradle
7 24 (4.35%) Zephyr
8 22 (3.99%) JUnit
9 17 (3.08%) Visual Studio
10 15 (2.72%) IntelliJ
11 14 (2.54%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (2.36%) Appium
12 13 (2.36%) HP UFT
13 12 (2.17%) FitNesse
14 11 (1.99%) SpecFlow
15 10 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (1.81%) Maven
15 10 (1.81%) Subversion
General
1 148 (26.81%) Finance
2 47 (8.51%) Banking
3 32 (5.80%) Retail
4 17 (3.08%) Games
5 16 (2.90%) Front Office
6 14 (2.54%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.36%) Back Office
8 9 (1.63%) Marketing
9 7 (1.27%) Billing
10 6 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.91%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.72%) Legal
12 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.54%) Publishing
14 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.36%) Law
14 2 (0.36%) Military
14 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (30.25%) Analyst
2 146 (26.45%) Developer
3 94 (17.03%) Test Analyst
4 70 (12.68%) Tester
5 44 (7.97%) Java Developer
6 36 (6.52%) Architect
7 34 (6.16%) Consultant
8 30 (5.43%) Automation Tester
9 26 (4.71%) Business Analyst
10 25 (4.53%) .NET Developer
11 22 (3.99%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.26%) Test Manager
13 17 (3.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (2.72%) Support Analyst
15 14 (2.54%) HTML Developer
15 14 (2.54%) SAP Consultant
15 14 (2.54%) Senior .NET Developer
15 14 (2.54%) Test Leader
16 13 (2.36%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.69%) HTML
2 57 (10.33%) .NET
3 46 (8.33%) Web Services
4 45 (8.15%) Spring
5 44 (7.97%) RESTful
6 41 (7.43%) J2EE
7 39 (7.07%) XML
8 37 (6.70%) Gherkin
8 37 (6.70%) REST
9 36 (6.52%) Kafka
10 34 (6.16%) CSS
10 34 (6.16%) JSON
11 33 (5.98%) AngularJS
12 30 (5.43%) Middleware
13 28 (5.07%) jQuery
14 26 (4.71%) ASP.NET
15 24 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
16 22 (3.99%) Spring Boot
17 21 (3.80%) HTML5
18 19 (3.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 29 (5.25%) User Experience
3 29 (5.25%) Virtual Team
4 28 (5.07%) Linux Command Line
5 19 (3.44%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.36%) Replication
8 12 (2.17%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.99%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.27%) Fintech
10 7 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.09%) PlayStation
12 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.91%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.91%) Equities
12 5 (0.91%) NHS
13 4 (0.72%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 83 (15.04%) Linux
2 72 (13.04%) Unix
3 48 (8.70%) Windows
4 15 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.99%) CentOS
6 8 (1.45%) Android
7 7 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.27%) zOS
8 6 (1.09%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.36%) AIX
10 2 (0.36%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.18%) webOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 150 (27.17%) Test Automation
4 111 (20.11%) Scrum
5 77 (13.95%) Unit Testing
6 74 (13.41%) Integration Testing
7 71 (12.86%) BDD
7 71 (12.86%) TDD
8 68 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (12.32%) Test Scripting
9 67 (12.14%) Functional Testing
10 59 (10.69%) Regression Testing
11 56 (10.14%) SDLC
12 51 (9.24%) Scenario Testing
13 47 (8.51%) Test Strategy
14 46 (8.33%) Software Testing
15 44 (7.97%) Migration
16 43 (7.79%) Waterfall
17 40 (7.25%) ETL
18 37 (6.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (25.00%) SQL
2 133 (24.09%) Java
3 69 (12.50%) C#
4 61 (11.05%) JavaScript
5 25 (4.53%) Python
6 24 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 20 (3.62%) Bash Shell
9 19 (3.44%) C++
10 18 (3.26%) C
11 13 (2.36%) Perl
12 8 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.45%) Ruby
13 5 (0.91%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.91%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.72%) Scala
14 4 (0.72%) VBA
15 3 (0.54%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.54%) VBScript
16 2 (0.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 64 (11.59%) Degree
2 52 (9.42%) Security Cleared
3 39 (7.07%) ISTQB
4 38 (6.88%) ISEB
5 34 (6.16%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.54%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.54%) CCNA
9 3 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CCA
10 2 (0.36%) CISSP
10 2 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.36%) MCP
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (15.04%) QA
2 17 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.17%) SLA
4 8 (1.45%) MiFID
5 5 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.91%) PMO
6 4 (0.72%) WCAG
7 3 (0.54%) EMIR
7 3 (0.54%) FINREP
8 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.36%) GDPR
9 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.18%) GMP
9 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.18%) IFRS
9 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (5.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 18 (3.26%) HDFS
3 11 (1.99%) Docker
4 8 (1.45%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.27%) RACF
6 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.54%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 26 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.36%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (1.27%) Ansible
3 7 (1.27%) Cobbler
3 7 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.27%) Puppet
4 5 (0.91%) SCCM
5 4 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.36%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.18%) Grafana
7 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Marathon
7 1 (0.18%) Mesos
7 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (13.95%) Oracle
2 61 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.88%) SAP
4 37 (6.70%) IBM
5 26 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (4.53%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.62%) Citrix
8 18 (3.26%) Forcepoint
8 18 (3.26%) HP
8 18 (3.26%) hybris
9 15 (2.72%) Cisco
10 14 (2.54%) Atlassian
11 12 (2.17%) Juniper
12 7 (1.27%) CyberArk
13 6 (1.09%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.91%) Informatica
14 5 (0.91%) ION Trading
14 5 (0.91%) VMware
15 4 (0.72%) Ariba
15 4 (0.72%) Fujitsu