The table below looks at the statistics 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 35 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.42% 0.94% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 1.27% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£380 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £328 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £348 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £35.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-26.05% +33.96%
System Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
243 158 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.41% 74.18% 62.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 111 75
Average daily rate £330 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 7
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.30 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £31.92 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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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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
Taunton - 4 £375 -
System Testing
South West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Ant
2 4 (50.00%) JUnit
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (50.00%) JSP
2 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 4 (50.00%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) Java EE
2 4 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Replication
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Apache
1 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Ant
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) Hudson
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) JSP
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
1 4 (50.00%) Java EE
1 4 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft