The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 82 71 83
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 16 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.92% 1.44% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.93% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
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£350 £288 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -36.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -29.14%
System Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1300 1138 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 75.01% 74.53% 68.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 606 428
Average daily rate £380 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £187 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 76 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -12 6 £350 +27.27%
Nottinghamshire -8 4 - - 1
Leicestershire -3 1 £290 +5.45%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) ERP
4 4 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Billing
5 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 3 (16.67%) ISEB
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Data Mapping
5 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 2 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) Finance
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) JSON
7 1 (5.56%) QA
7 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
7 1 (5.56%) Ajax
7 1 (5.56%) Web 2.0

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
1 1 (5.56%) Agresso
1 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
1 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Billing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Business Systems Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) Ajax
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) JSP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Web 2.0
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
1 4 (22.22%) ERP
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Data Mapping
3 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Process Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com