The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 82 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.48% 0.76% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.05% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate
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£240 £550 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.36% +91.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1006 1050 972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 69.57% 72.41% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 539 464
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 53
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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England

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 31 July 2014. 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
Nottinghamshire +15 4 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £240 - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Project Management
3 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
3 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) UML
5 4 (14.81%) IBM
5 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (14.81%) ISO 8583
5 4 (14.81%) Banking
5 4 (14.81%) Business Transformation
5 4 (14.81%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (14.81%) BPMN
5 4 (14.81%) SWIFT
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 3 (11.11%) Retail
6 3 (11.11%) Subversion
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Selenium
6 3 (11.11%) Ajax
6 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Subversion
1 3 (11.11%) Selenium
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Toad
3 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Business Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.41%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) PHP Magento Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Magento Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.70%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) CSS
1 3 (11.11%) XHTML
1 3 (11.11%) Ajax
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) Symfony
2 2 (7.41%) CakePHP
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
1 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Business Analysis
2 8 (29.63%) Scrum
2 8 (29.63%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
4 4 (14.81%) BPMN
4 4 (14.81%) UML
4 4 (14.81%) Business Transformation
5 3 (11.11%) OOP
5 3 (11.11%) MVC
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Web Development
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO 8583
2 2 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
1 4 (14.81%) IBM
1 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.41%) Zend