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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / South West
Rank 113 122 135
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 21 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.67% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 10
Median daily rate £320 £418 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.35% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £339 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £481 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £34.47
% change year-on-year
- +59.55%

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
2074 2373 2312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.08% 82.11% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1664 1550
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 120 104
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +12 7 £275 -20.28% 2
Gloucestershire +3 6 £475 +39.70%
Somerset -2 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £218 - 4
Devon +12 2 £336 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 15 (37.50%) Scrum
2 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (37.50%) Windows
3 14 (35.00%) Oracle
4 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
4 13 (32.50%) Integration Testing
4 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
4 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
5 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (30.00%) SDLC
5 12 (30.00%) Validation
5 12 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Selenium
6 11 (27.50%) Risk Analysis
6 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
6 11 (27.50%) Linux
6 11 (27.50%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (27.50%) V-Model
6 11 (27.50%) Cucumber
6 11 (27.50%) DevOps
7 10 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (25.00%) C
7 10 (25.00%) Perl
7 10 (25.00%) Python

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DHCP
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) RS-232
1 1 (2.50%) RS-422
1 1 (2.50%) RTP
1 1 (2.50%) SNMP
1 1 (2.50%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.50%) VLAN
1 1 (2.50%) VoIP
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.50%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) Lumira
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Cucumber
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Law
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Integration Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Test Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Business Change Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Process Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.50%) Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.50%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) iPad
2 3 (7.50%) Data Conversion
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Scrum
2 15 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Integration Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
3 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
4 12 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 12 (30.00%) SDLC
4 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (30.00%) Validation
5 11 (27.50%) DevOps
5 11 (27.50%) Risk Analysis
5 11 (27.50%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (27.50%) V-Model
6 10 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) C
1 10 (25.00%) Perl
1 10 (25.00%) Python
2 6 (15.00%) C#
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (5.00%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) AAT
5 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CCAB
5 1 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Reuters
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) Cognos
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Unisys
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