Period
to 23 October 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 131 83 169
Rank change year-on-year -48 +86 +27
Contract jobs citing System Testing 15 5 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.61% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.48% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) - £325 -
England median daily rate £439 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -12.24% +17.65% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
England median hourly rate £48.74 £25.33 £52.50
% change year-on-year +92.42% -51.75% +29.63%

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 2,055 1,038 3,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.13% 84.39% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,206 632 2,083
10th Percentile £170 £240 £250
25th Percentile £313 £313 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £427 £440
Median % change year-on-year +5.32% -2.90% +0.57%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £608
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 78 187
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.81 £10.68
25th Percentile £12.94 £15.56 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.11 £33.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -48.17% +88.57% -
75th Percentile £36.00 £47.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +11.11% +12.50%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing System Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing System Testing in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for System Testing in the East of England

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing System Testing in the East of England.

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 2021. 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
Hertfordshire -21 10 - -
Suffolk -6 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -25 2 - - 3
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
3 8 (53.33%) Change Control
4 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
4 7 (46.67%) C#
4 7 (46.67%) .NET
5 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (40.00%) UML
5 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (40.00%) WPF
5 6 (40.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 6 (40.00%) MVVM
5 6 (40.00%) Autofac
5 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (40.00%) Microservices
6 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (33.33%) Social Skills
6 5 (33.33%) RESTful
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Java
7 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (26.67%) Biotechnology
8 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) JIRA

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 3 (20.00%) IBM Domino
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Azure
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
1 3 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Power BI
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) Postman
4 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) REST Assured
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Business Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Business Process Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Process Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) WPF Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (40.00%) Autofac
2 6 (40.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 6 (40.00%) WPF
3 5 (33.33%) RESTful
4 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (13.33%) Flash
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Core
5 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (6.67%) RxJS
5 1 (6.67%) SAP XI
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Biotechnology
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Change Control
3 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (40.00%) Microservices
5 6 (40.00%) MVVM
5 6 (40.00%) UML
6 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Validation
8 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) XAML
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) PhD
3 1 (6.67%) CBAP
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
1 3 (20.00%) Xerox
2 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
2 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) BMC
3 1 (6.67%) hybris
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) SAP