Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 161 188
Rank change year-on-year -31 +27 -24
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.17% 0.69% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.86% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 7
East of England median daily rate £255 £400 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.25% +51.43% -36.20%
10th Percentile £235 £259 £218
90th Percentile £275 £520 £470
England median daily rate £415 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +10.67% +4.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East of England median hourly rate - - £35.50
England median hourly rate £40.50 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.52% +10.71% -

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 3907 4175 4714
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.73% 80.46% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2324 2464 2778
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £232 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £552 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 281 343
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.56% -2.17% -16.36%
10th Percentile £12.26 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.60 £47.50 £44.35
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%

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 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 20 July 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 -3 4 - -
Essex -29 2 £230 -41.03%
Bedfordshire -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £280 -44.55%
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) J2EE
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Appium
3 2 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records

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 1 (12.50%) SAS
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Lorenzo
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Appium
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Gatling
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Scientist
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Data Lineage
4 1 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) HL7
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) hybris
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau