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 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank - 31 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 1.05% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £301 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
293 119 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 83.71% 62.63% 68.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 69 56
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £10.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.36 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 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
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Bath - - - - 1
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System Testing
South West

System Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Replication
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Management
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Testing Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft