Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 63 60
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 -10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.41% 0.27% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.31% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Northamptonshire median daily rate £500 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +72.73% +10.00%
East Midlands median daily rate £356 £475 £310
% change year-on-year -25.00% +53.23% +24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 608 654 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 83.63% 87.43% 79.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 500 455
Northamptonshire median daily rate £418 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £253 £285 £253
90th Percentile £538 £575 £559
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 17
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.86 £15.88 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.69% -5.65% +18.07%
10th Percentile £9.85 £11.13 £9.62
90th Percentile £102.10 £35.63 £23.30
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £17.40
% change year-on-year +5.08% -15.23% -17.14%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 July 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
Northampton - 2 £431 -
System Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) General Ledger
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) ERP Manager
1 2 (66.67%) ERP Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft