The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 24 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.02% 1.08% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 1.50% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£440 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
192 200 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 77.42% 71.68% 74.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 111 80
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £272 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £572 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

System Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (90.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Aquila
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Aquila