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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 0.47% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.59% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £305 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-78.00% +42.85%

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
515 506 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.22% 79.94% 74.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 326 279
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 18
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £8.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

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

1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Confluence
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (14.29%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow Development
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) IFRS
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QC Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Trainer
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) CAFM
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) IFRS
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) IBM