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 3 months to 28 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 49
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.61% - 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +4.00% +203.64%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 263 367 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 80.18% 76.14% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 210 224
Median daily rate £350 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Cirencester - 2 £300 -
System Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) V-Model
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Validation
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) C
3 4 (44.44%) Perl
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared

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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Validation
3 4 (44.44%) V-Model
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP