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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 94 75 83
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.32% 0.69% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.94% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Average daily rate £475 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +13.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
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
1214 1069 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 77.47% 74.03% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 609 606
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 63
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.44 £8.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £24.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 3 £475 +35.71% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 2 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) NHS
3 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Billing
4 3 (15.00%) .NET
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) ADSL
5 2 (10.00%) PSTN
5 2 (10.00%) BT
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (10.00%) Finance
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Ajax
5 2 (10.00%) Web 2.0
5 2 (10.00%) IronPython
5 2 (10.00%) JSON
5 2 (10.00%) LLU
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) ADSL
1 2 (10.00%) LLU
1 2 (10.00%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Billing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Unix Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) ETL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Ajax
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Line Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) OO
3 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.00%) Bug Management
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (5.00%) OCR
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) IronPython
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) BT
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft