The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 124 80 118
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +38
Contract jobs citing System Testing 18 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 1.27% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.79% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
System Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2414 1564 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.78% 70.90% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1603 1054 1274
Average daily rate £399 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 77 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -15 8 £460 -12.38% 2
Bristol -16 4 £353 -11.87%
Gloucestershire -24 2 £450 +24.13% 2
Somerset - 2 £380 - 1
Dorset -7 1 £300 +6.19%
Devon - - - - 1
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England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
2 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
2 8 (25.81%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) CSS
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) HTML
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
3 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Spring
4 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (19.35%) Hibernate
4 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
5 5 (16.13%) Eclipse
5 5 (16.13%) HP
5 5 (16.13%) Apache
5 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
5 5 (16.13%) .NET
5 5 (16.13%) C#
5 5 (16.13%) JSP
5 5 (16.13%) Ant
5 5 (16.13%) JUnit
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco IPCC
5 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (16.13%) MVC

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (16.13%) Apache
1 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
2 4 (12.90%) InfoPath
3 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.23%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) IP Telephony
2 4 (12.90%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Eclipse
1 5 (16.13%) Ant
1 5 (16.13%) JUnit
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.68%) MSI
3 3 (9.68%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Test Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
6 3 (9.68%) SCCM Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Designer
8 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) CSS
2 7 (22.58%) HTML
3 6 (19.35%) Hibernate
3 6 (19.35%) Spring
4 5 (16.13%) .NET
4 5 (16.13%) JSP
4 5 (16.13%) Java EE
4 5 (16.13%) Spring MVC
5 4 (12.90%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) jQuery
6 2 (6.45%) XML
6 2 (6.45%) XSL
7 1 (3.23%) XHTML
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) IVR
1 5 (16.13%) Cryptography
2 4 (12.90%) Taxonomies
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
1 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
3 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) WFM
5 5 (16.13%) Matrix Management
5 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (16.13%) MVC
5 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
6 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.90%) Workflow
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) V-Model
7 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
7 3 (9.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) HND
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (9.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) HP
2 5 (16.13%) Verint
2 5 (16.13%) Genesys
2 5 (16.13%) Empirix
2 5 (16.13%) Siemens
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) ICL
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