The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 25 April 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 Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 37 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.25% 0.53% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.61% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £363 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +72.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -40.80% +24.28%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 322 329 390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 81.11% 87.97% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 246 257
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Median hourly rate £101.50 £22.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +346.15% +19.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £11.00 £9.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.30 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Northamptonshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Northampton - 1 £363 -
System Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB