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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 127 84 113
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +29
Contract jobs citing System Testing 15 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 1.21% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.71% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 5
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£450 £441 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.98% +40.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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
2220 1579 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.38% 70.74% 68.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1478 1039 1299
Average daily rate £380 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 156
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.48% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -16 8 £470 -10.47% 1
Dorset -3 2 £300 +6.19%
Bristol -18 2 £353 - 4
Gloucestershire -30 2 £370 -
Somerset - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
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England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 14 (42.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
4 9 (27.27%) MS Visio
5 8 (24.24%) HP
5 8 (24.24%) Genesys
5 8 (24.24%) Empirix
5 8 (24.24%) Siemens
5 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (24.24%) Cisco IPCC
5 8 (24.24%) IVR
5 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
5 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (24.24%) Verint
5 8 (24.24%) IP Telephony
5 8 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (24.24%) WFM
5 8 (24.24%) Matrix Management
6 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 5 (15.15%) C#
7 5 (15.15%) HTML
7 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.15%) .NET
7 5 (15.15%) CSS
7 5 (15.15%) Finance
7 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.12%) V-Model

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (12.12%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Visio
2 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) IP Telephony
2 4 (12.12%) Intranet
3 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) MSI
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.03%) Ant
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Manager
2 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
1 5 (15.15%) CSS
2 4 (12.12%) HTML5
3 2 (6.06%) Spring
3 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.03%) JSP
4 1 (3.03%) Servlets
4 1 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) XSL
4 1 (3.03%) J2EE
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) EJB
4 1 (3.03%) XHTML
4 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) IVR
2 4 (12.12%) Taxonomies
3 3 (9.09%) Replication
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
1 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
4 8 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (24.24%) WFM
4 8 (24.24%) Matrix Management
5 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) V-Model
6 4 (12.12%) Test Management
6 4 (12.12%) Requirements Management
6 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) Validation
6 4 (12.12%) Workflow
6 4 (12.12%) UML
6 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) C#
1 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) VBA
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) HND
4 1 (3.03%) CIMA
4 1 (3.03%) ACCA
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco IPCC
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) HP
1 8 (24.24%) Genesys
1 8 (24.24%) Empirix
1 8 (24.24%) Siemens
1 8 (24.24%) Verint
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
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