The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.70% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
497 456 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.97% 69.62% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 312 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 13 (92.86%) CRM
1 13 (92.86%) E-Commerce
1 13 (92.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (92.86%) QA
1 13 (92.86%) Silverlight
1 13 (92.86%) iPad
2 10 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
3 9 (64.29%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 9 (64.29%) CRM Developer
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (28.57%) CRM Architect
2 4 (28.57%) CRM Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) Silverlight
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) CRM
1 13 (92.86%) E-Commerce
2 10 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (92.86%) QA