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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / South West
Rank 120 124 137
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 18 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Median daily rate £388 £463 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £340 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £363 £346
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-78.00% +42.85%

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
2224 2379 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.31% 81.00% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1619 1637
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 120 86
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

System Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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
Gloucestershire -1 7 £475 -
Bristol - 7 £238 -
Somerset +3 2 - - 3
Wiltshire +3 2 £210 -53.33% 4
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
3 17 (44.74%) Scrum
4 16 (42.11%) Windows
5 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
5 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
6 14 (36.84%) Waterfall
6 14 (36.84%) Performance Testing
7 13 (34.21%) Integration Testing
7 13 (34.21%) Manual Testing
7 13 (34.21%) DV Cleared
7 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
7 13 (34.21%) Oracle
7 13 (34.21%) SDLC
8 12 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
8 12 (31.58%) Linux
8 12 (31.58%) Validation
8 12 (31.58%) V-Model
8 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
8 12 (31.58%) DevOps
8 12 (31.58%) Selenium
8 12 (31.58%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (28.95%) Automation Testing
9 11 (28.95%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (28.95%) C
9 11 (28.95%) Perl
9 11 (28.95%) 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 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
1 12 (31.58%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.63%) PVCS
3 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Law
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Integration Engineer
1 12 (31.58%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 12 (31.58%) Test Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Tester
3 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Business Change Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Process Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) QA Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.53%) iPad
2 2 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
3 17 (44.74%) Scrum
4 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
5 14 (36.84%) Performance Testing
5 14 (36.84%) Waterfall
6 13 (34.21%) Integration Testing
6 13 (34.21%) Manual Testing
6 13 (34.21%) SDLC
6 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
7 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (31.58%) DevOps
7 12 (31.58%) Risk Analysis
7 12 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (31.58%) Validation
7 12 (31.58%) V-Model
8 11 (28.95%) Automation Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (28.95%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (28.95%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) C
1 11 (28.95%) Perl
1 11 (28.95%) Python
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) C++
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.63%) IFRS
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Reuters
3 1 (2.63%) IBM