Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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 of England
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 129 174
Rank change year-on-year -53 +45 +14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 19 60 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 1.26% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 1.55% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 49 15
East of England median daily rate £305 £362 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +11.38% -23.53%
10th Percentile £221 £225 £213
90th Percentile £448 £460 £480
England median daily rate £425 £388 £384
% change year-on-year +9.68% +0.98% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £28.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.07% -16.42% -29.47%
England median hourly rate £32.75 £38.25 £13.90
% change year-on-year -14.38% +175.18% -57.23%

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 4176 3876 4389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.14% 81.16% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2413 2246 2531
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £224 £235
90th Percentile £587 £547 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 302 398
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £32.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.20% +29.60% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.19 £47.50 £45.51
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 -8 8 £415 +34.74%
Cambridgeshire -18 5 £304 -24.74%
Essex -40 3 £210 -47.50%
Suffolk +4 2 - -
Bedfordshire -7 1 - - 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 of England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
2 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
2 8 (42.11%) Retail
2 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) JIRA
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (36.84%) BDD
3 7 (36.84%) Gherkin
4 6 (31.58%) RESTful
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) SDLC
5 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
6 4 (21.05%) SDET
6 4 (21.05%) Open Source
6 4 (21.05%) Confluence
6 4 (21.05%) ATDD
6 4 (21.05%) JBehave
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft

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 (21.05%) Confluence
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) HFM
1 2 (10.53%) Magento
2 1 (5.26%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (5.26%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
1 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
2 7 (36.84%) JIRA
3 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
4 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
5 4 (21.05%) JBehave
6 3 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (15.79%) FitNesse
6 3 (15.79%) JMeter
6 3 (15.79%) JUnit
6 3 (15.79%) Maven
6 3 (15.79%) NUnit
6 3 (15.79%) Robot Framework
6 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 3 (15.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.26%) Appium
7 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (5.26%) Protractor
General
1 8 (42.11%) Retail
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Java E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Gherkin
2 6 (31.58%) RESTful
3 3 (15.79%) Spring
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
4 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.53%) RESTEasy
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
5 1 (5.26%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) FMCG
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) PACS
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 7 (36.84%) BDD
2 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (36.84%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) ATDD
4 4 (21.05%) Component Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Open Source
4 4 (21.05%) SDET
4 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.79%) DNA
5 3 (15.79%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCA
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) hybris
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) Ariba
4 2 (10.53%) Hyperion
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Becrypt
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) LogRhythm
5 1 (5.26%) Lumension
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) VMware