Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 October 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 198 140
Rank change year-on-year +7 -58 +24
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 17 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.25% 0.33% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.39% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 38
East of England median daily rate £418 £303 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.02% -6.92% -
10th Percentile £301 £230 £214
90th Percentile £513 £436 £473
England median daily rate £450 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £16.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.64% -41.07% -16.42%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £25.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +64.00% -34.64% +191.43%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,374 4,342 3,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.21% 84.94% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,569 2,498 2,287
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 264 326
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.15% +12.04% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.26 £46.88
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the East of England

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the East of England

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the East of England

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the East of England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Essex -5 8 £435 +89.13% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £288 -4.96% 1
Bedfordshire +8 1 - -
Hertfordshire -6 1 £418 +2.14% 2
Suffolk -10 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) SAP
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) Unix
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (30.77%) webMethods
5 4 (30.77%) Toad
5 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
5 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) C#

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Toad
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
3 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Validation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) CAN bus
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
6 2 (15.38%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) Change Control
7 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.69%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 1 (7.69%) MVVM
7 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) ISEB
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Master's Degree
4 1 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (7.69%) GMP
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) webMethods