The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 67 66 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.95% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.52% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£250 £446 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.94% +62.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
System Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
641 582 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 76.40% 70.46% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 323 239
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 51 37
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.80 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £46.60 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -2 4 £228 -46.47%
Peterborough 0 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 £288 -
System Testing
East of England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SAP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Hardware Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) HP