The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 18 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.60% 2.30% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 3.15% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
103 127 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 66.88% 72.99% 53.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 59
Average daily rate £375 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Automotive
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) SAP CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Capita
2 1 (25.00%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (25.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
General
1 2 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Capita
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) SAP