The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 33 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.38% 0.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
- -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
System Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
210 169 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 78.95% 81.25% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 91 91
Average daily rate £440 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 11
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

System Testing
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP