Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 77 83
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.45% 1.17% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.52% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £409 £308 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -38.40% +82.65%
East of England median daily rate £303 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -13.57% +7.69% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £28.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -41.07% -16.42% -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1250 1051 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.08% 76.66% 75.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 608 621
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £223 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £565
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 55 98
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +47.60% +30.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.42 £9.70
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Watford -3 5 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £409 -
System Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) hybris
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) DNA
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) RESTEasy
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Ariba

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (28.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) HFM
1 2 (28.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Hyperion Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) RESTEasy
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) FMCG
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) DNA
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) hybris
3 2 (28.57%) Ariba
3 2 (28.57%) Hyperion
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) SAP