The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - 55
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.25% - 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 358 377 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 87.75% 84.15% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 204 192
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 44 39
Median hourly rate £37.00 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.24% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £56.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing System Testing in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Essex

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Essex

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
System Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 18 (94.74%) SAP
1 18 (94.74%) User Acceptance Testing
1 18 (94.74%) Post-Production
2 17 (89.47%) Data Migration
2 17 (89.47%) Migration
3 11 (57.89%) Oracle
3 11 (57.89%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (57.89%) SAP BW
3 11 (57.89%) SAP BPC
4 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
5 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 8 (42.11%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (36.84%) BC Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) ABAP
8 6 (31.58%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (26.32%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (21.05%) ETL
10 4 (21.05%) SAP PS
11 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 3 (15.79%) Data Extraction
12 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
12 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
12 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
12 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
12 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
12 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
12 2 (10.53%) SAP CO
12 2 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (57.89%) SAP BPC
2 4 (21.05%) SAP PS
3 2 (10.53%) SAP CO
3 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
3 2 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (5.26%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SAP BW
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
3 8 (42.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (31.58%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Functional Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) SAP Analyst
3 10 (52.63%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 7 (36.84%) SAP BI Analyst
6 6 (31.58%) Consultant
6 6 (31.58%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (10.53%) ICT Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) SAP BPC Consultant
7 2 (10.53%) SAP BW Consultant
7 2 (10.53%) SAP CO Consultant
7 2 (10.53%) SAP FI Consultant
7 2 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 1 (5.26%) Data Scientist
8 1 (5.26%) Development Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) SAP FI Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO Support
8 1 (5.26%) SAP MM Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) SAP PP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SAP XI
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Post-Production
1 18 (94.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (89.47%) Data Migration
2 17 (89.47%) Migration
3 11 (57.89%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) Data Extraction
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Lineage
7 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (5.26%) PDM
7 1 (5.26%) Quantitative Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) ABAP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) BC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) SAP
2 11 (57.89%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau