Period
to 23 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 188 158
Rank change year-on-year +5 -30 +23
Contract jobs citing System Testing 18 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.17% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.20% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 23
East of England median daily rate £338 £255 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -36.25% +45.02%
10th Percentile £281 £235 £259
90th Percentile £503 £275 £520
England median daily rate £474 £414 £375
% change year-on-year +14.50% +10.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.75 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% +1.25% +14.29%

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 3,984 3,937 4,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.89% 84.48% 81.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,255 2,334 2,480
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £227 £231 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 256 285
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £11.38 £12.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.30 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +10.47%

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 July 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 July 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 +16 9 £463 +101.09% 3
Hertfordshire -6 6 £359 - 8
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £288 +2.68% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (55.56%) SQL
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) Unix
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle
3 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 7 (38.89%) JIRA
4 7 (38.89%) XML
5 6 (33.33%) ISEB
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) IBM
7 4 (22.22%) DNA
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 4 (22.22%) SAP
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (16.67%) RESTEasy

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 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Magento
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) DB2
1 3 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) OLAP
2 1 (5.56%) OLTP
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) Toad
4 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) AccuRev
5 1 (5.56%) Gradle
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
5 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Automotive
3 2 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Advertising
4 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Validation Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Validation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 3 (16.67%) RESTEasy
3 3 (16.67%) RESTful
4 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (11.11%) J2EE
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (5.56%) EDI
5 1 (5.56%) Flash
5 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.56%) JDBC
5 1 (5.56%) JRules
5 1 (5.56%) JSON
5 1 (5.56%) JSP
5 1 (5.56%) Servlets
5 1 (5.56%) SOAP
5 1 (5.56%) Struts
5 1 (5.56%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) CAN bus
2 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) AS400
3 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (22.22%) DNA
5 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (11.11%) BDD
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) RPG
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
1 1 (5.56%) GMP
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) IBM
3 4 (22.22%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) hybris
4 3 (16.67%) webMethods
5 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (5.56%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (5.56%) Infor
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) OpenText