Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 23 November 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 72 69
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.46% 0.97% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.23% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Gloucestershire median daily rate £420 £550 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.64% +99.64% -32.80%
10th Percentile £322 £525 £238
90th Percentile £430 £575 £313
South West median daily rate £400 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.54% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £25.75 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -39.41% -2.30% +24.29%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 537 733 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 81.61% 79.24% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 429 461
Gloucestershire median daily rate £401 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £227 £218 £213
90th Percentile £554 £563 £503
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 67 42
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.50 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.20 £26.25
90th Percentile £56.14 £46.60 £54.21
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Gloucestershire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Gloucestershire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Gloucestershire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Cirencester - 1 £300 -
Gloucester - 1 £420 -
System Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (66.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle