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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 51 -
Rank change year-on-year -18 -  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 1.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 1.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £230 £333 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.82% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.00% +145.98%  

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 388 380 497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.87% 80.34% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 185 291
Median daily rate £500 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.84% -11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 92 39
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) SAP BPC
2 1 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (33.33%) Data Lineage
2 1 (33.33%) Post-Production
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports

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 (33.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Data Scientist
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BPC Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Lineage
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Post-Production
1 1 (33.33%) Quantitative Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Tableau