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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 127 139 111
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -28
Contract jobs citing System Testing 19 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.34% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.45% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Average daily rate £441 £335 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.71% +8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £505 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
2432 2428 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.88% 75.08% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1607 1163
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 107 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire +20 10 £475 - 2
Somerset - 4 £429 - 1
Bristol -3 1 £345 +2.98% 3
Wiltshire -5 1 £450 +36.36% 1
Devon - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 29 (61.70%) Security Cleared
2 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (46.81%) Unit Testing
4 18 (38.30%) DV Cleared
5 15 (31.91%) SOA
5 15 (31.91%) TDD
6 14 (29.79%) Selenium
6 14 (29.79%) Java
7 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
7 13 (27.66%) C#
7 13 (27.66%) .NET
7 13 (27.66%) Scrum
8 12 (25.53%) C
8 12 (25.53%) Web Services
8 12 (25.53%) Configuration Management
9 11 (23.40%) SQL
10 10 (21.28%) C++
10 10 (21.28%) Unix
10 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
11 9 (19.15%) Hibernate
11 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
11 9 (19.15%) UML
11 9 (19.15%) XML
11 9 (19.15%) XSLT
11 9 (19.15%) Client/Server
11 9 (19.15%) JMS
11 9 (19.15%) Apache
11 9 (19.15%) LDAP
11 9 (19.15%) PL/SQL
11 9 (19.15%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (19.15%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) BASE24
1 1 (2.13%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) LDAP
2 1 (2.13%) ATM
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Selenium
2 9 (19.15%) JUnit
3 8 (17.02%) SpecFlow
4 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Project Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Service Design Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Tester
7 3 (6.38%) WPF Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Support Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 12 (25.53%) Web Services
3 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
3 9 (19.15%) Entity Framework
3 9 (19.15%) Hibernate
3 9 (19.15%) J2EE
3 9 (19.15%) JMS
3 9 (19.15%) XML
3 9 (19.15%) XSLT
4 8 (17.02%) WPF
5 7 (14.89%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (8.51%) HTML
7 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.38%) CSS
7 3 (6.38%) React
8 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.26%) WCF
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Client/Server
2 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Unix
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Unit Testing
3 15 (31.91%) SOA
3 15 (31.91%) TDD
4 13 (27.66%) Scrum
5 12 (25.53%) Configuration Management
6 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
7 9 (19.15%) Open Source
7 9 (19.15%) UML
8 8 (17.02%) BDD
8 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Risk Management
8 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (12.77%) MVVM
9 6 (12.77%) SDLC
10 5 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) V-Model
11 4 (8.51%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) Java
2 13 (27.66%) C#
2 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
3 12 (25.53%) C
4 11 (23.40%) SQL
5 10 (21.28%) C++
6 9 (19.15%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.38%) Groovy
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (61.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (38.30%) DV Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) XenApp
1 2 (4.26%) XenServer
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Telerik
2 2 (4.26%) Citrix
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Wyse
3 1 (2.13%) HP
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