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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 133 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.69% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.92% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 8
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£335 £330 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £289 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £470 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +94.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -29.14%
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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
2350 2179 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.47% 75.42% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1312 1088
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +4 3 £330 -29.78%
Bristol +1 3 £294 -
Gloucestershire -15 2 £420 - 1
Dorset -1 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 £335 -
Somerset - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (29.41%) Windows
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
1 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (23.53%) Symantec
3 8 (23.53%) MSI
3 8 (23.53%) SCCM
3 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 8 (23.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 6 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Vista
5 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
5 6 (17.65%) ISEB
5 6 (17.65%) DNS
5 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 6 (17.65%) Java
5 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
5 6 (17.65%) QA
6 5 (14.71%) .NET
6 5 (14.71%) Web Services
6 5 (14.71%) DHCP
6 5 (14.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
7 4 (11.76%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Agresso
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) SMS
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) Wireless
4 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) DB2
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MSI
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.88%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) Hudson
4 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
1 9 (26.47%) Consultant
2 7 (20.59%) Test Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.94%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) QA Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Designer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Designer
6 1 (2.94%) Junior
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) EJB
2 3 (8.82%) Servlets
2 3 (8.82%) SOAP
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) XSL
4 1 (2.94%) XHTML
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) DTV
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Vista
3 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Project Management
4 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.82%) ERP
5 3 (8.82%) Test Management
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (8.82%) Change Control
5 3 (8.82%) Dependency Management
6 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.88%) BDD
6 2 (5.88%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.88%) Network Design
6 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) VB
3 2 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) COBOL
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) JCL
4 1 (2.94%) VB6
4 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) HND
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) CCDA
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
2 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) SCCM
1 8 (23.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (14.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Symantec
3 3 (8.82%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
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