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 3 months to 26 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 55 65
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.16% 0.31% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.39% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -40.00%  
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 £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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 510 507 706
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.82% 78.60% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 268 364
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 60
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 26 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
Watford -4 1 - - 1
System Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Appium
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Gatling
3 1 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (25.00%) Lorenzo
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework

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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Lorenzo
1 1 (25.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) DbVisualizer
1 1 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Appium
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Gatling
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) hybris
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft