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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 102 125
Rank change year-on-year -22 +23  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.78% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.98% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 0
Median daily rate - £485 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -36.41% +15.71%  

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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1807 2031 2131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.24% 78.97% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1204 1197
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 118 163
Median hourly rate £37.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.54% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Hertfordshire +10 4 - - 3
Essex -12 1 - - 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (45.00%) Oracle
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (40.00%) SAP
2 8 (40.00%) SAP BW
2 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) SAP BPC
2 8 (40.00%) Post-Production
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (30.00%) QA
4 6 (30.00%) BC Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 5 (25.00%) Coaching
5 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (20.00%) SAP PS
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) CCNA
7 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (15.00%) CCA
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.00%) NHS
7 3 (15.00%) Firmware
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless

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 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) SAP BPC
2 4 (20.00%) SAP PS
3 2 (10.00%) Magento
4 1 (5.00%) Lorenzo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
1 3 (15.00%) Wireless
1 3 (15.00%) WLAN
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (40.00%) SAP BW
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (30.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.00%) DB2
6 2 (10.00%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (5.00%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Appium
1 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
1 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) Gatling
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Functional Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) SAP Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) SAP BI Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) SAP Functional Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (10.00%) SAP BPC Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) SAP BW Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
1 3 (15.00%) J2EE
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) Post-Production
3 5 (25.00%) Coaching
4 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) BDD
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Security Patching
5 3 (15.00%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Document Management
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) BC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) CCA
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (15.00%) MCP
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) HNC
5 1 (5.00%) HND
5 1 (5.00%) ISEB
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 8 (40.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) hybris
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Tableau