The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 22 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 45 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.11% 1.12% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.29% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £338 £475 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.94% +38.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £370 £325
% change year-on-year -3.71% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £26.57
% change year-on-year +4.00% +41.13%  

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 Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 305 387 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 84.96% 86.38% 84.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 201 228
Median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -70.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Nottingham

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 22 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) ETL
3 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) Marketing
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (60.00%) Single Customer View
4 5 (50.00%) Analytics
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Unix
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) Billing
7 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) SQL BI Developer
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Developer
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 5 (50.00%) SSIS Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) ETL
1 6 (60.00%) Single Customer View
2 5 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle