The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 126 86 118
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +32
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 1.26% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.77% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 3
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£470 £379 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.09% +37.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2215 1522 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.05% 70.76% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 987 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Dorset +5 3 £300 +6.19%
Gloucestershire -24 2 £370 +1.02% 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
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England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Waterfall
3 10 (32.26%) Windows
3 10 (32.26%) MS Visio
3 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
4 9 (29.03%) Verint
4 9 (29.03%) Performance Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Matrix Management
4 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 9 (29.03%) WFM
4 9 (29.03%) IP Telephony
4 9 (29.03%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Genesys
4 9 (29.03%) Empirix
4 9 (29.03%) Siemens
4 9 (29.03%) HP
4 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (29.03%) Cisco IPCC
4 9 (29.03%) IVR
5 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
6 5 (16.13%) CSS
6 5 (16.13%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 5 (16.13%) .NET
7 4 (12.90%) UML
7 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
7 4 (12.90%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (12.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Visio
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.90%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) IP Telephony
2 4 (12.90%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
1 4 (12.90%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.23%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Test Manager
3 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Project Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.23%) SCCM Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) CSS
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) EJB
3 1 (3.23%) XHTML
3 1 (3.23%) Servlets
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) IVR
2 4 (12.90%) Taxonomies
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
1 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Waterfall
3 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
3 9 (29.03%) Performance Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Matrix Management
3 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
3 9 (29.03%) WFM
3 9 (29.03%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.90%) UML
4 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.90%) Validation
4 4 (12.90%) Workflow
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management
4 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Test Management
4 4 (12.90%) V-Model
5 3 (9.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C#
1 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) VBA
3 2 (6.45%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CIMA
3 1 (3.23%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Verint
1 9 (29.03%) Genesys
1 9 (29.03%) Empirix
1 9 (29.03%) Siemens
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix