The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 61 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.30% 0.33% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.47% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£485 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.75% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £405 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £405 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
488 429 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.05% 69.76% 69.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 219 310
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 21
Average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £118.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
System Testing
East of England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Business Objects
1 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
1 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects XI
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
2 1 (14.29%) NetWeaver
2 1 (14.29%) SAP R/3
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP R/3
1 1 (14.29%) SAP MDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
1 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects XI
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Business Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Business Objects Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Assistant
2 1 (14.29%) Validation Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (14.29%) GMP
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Business Objects
2 1 (14.29%) SAP