The first table below looks at the demand for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Somerset 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 47 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.65% 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 0.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.29% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
345 122 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 81.18% 59.51% 59.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 59 53
Average daily rate £350 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
South West

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

System Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
1 8 (88.89%) Test Management
2 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (66.67%) Replication
3 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Information Management
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Back Office
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Testing Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Management
2 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Information Management
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft