The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 22 June 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 / East Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 81 89
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.46% 0.84% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.02% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £425 £700 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.28% +128.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £225 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £700 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £370 £325
% change year-on-year -3.71% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £26.57
% change year-on-year +4.00% +41.13%  

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1299 1277 1261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 84.63% 82.28% 77.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 786 784
Median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.37% -23.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.50 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the East Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the East Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the East Midlands

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Nottinghamshire -2 4 £338 -28.94% 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £500 -
Leicestershire -7 1 £350 -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
3 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 8 (47.06%) VB.NET
4 8 (47.06%) ETL
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
5 7 (41.18%) C#
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (41.18%) Marketing
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (41.18%) Single Customer View
6 6 (35.29%) Analytics
7 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle
9 3 (17.65%) Unix
9 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 3 (17.65%) Change Control
10 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 2 (11.76%) DevOps
10 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
10 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) FTP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2016
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Billing
3 2 (11.76%) General Ledger
4 1 (5.88%) Local Government
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 7 (41.18%) SQL BI Developer
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Developer
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server BI Developer
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Developer
3 6 (35.29%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) ERP Manager
5 2 (11.76%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Informatica Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Remoting
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ETL
2 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (41.18%) Single Customer View
3 6 (35.29%) Analytics
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Change Control
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) VB.NET
3 7 (41.18%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Dell