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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 137 128 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -45
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.49% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.67% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 23
Average daily rate
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£308 £470 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.57% +22.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £356 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £486 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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
2478 2250 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.66% 73.92% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1662 1500 993
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 102 68
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
Bristol - 2 £293 - 1
Gloucestershire -5 1 £388 +4.72% 1
Dorset -6 1 - -
Wiltshire -7 1 £230 -51.06% 1
Somerset - 1 £375 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) .NET
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 4 (18.18%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) WPF
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Entity Framework
5 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
6 2 (9.09%) Dependency Management
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.55%) CICS
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) DB2
3 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
2 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) WPF Developer
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (13.64%) Entity Framework
3 3 (13.64%) WPF
4 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 2 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
5 1 (4.55%) Java EE
5 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
5 1 (4.55%) WCF
5 1 (4.55%) EJB
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) JSP
5 1 (4.55%) Servlets
5 1 (4.55%) Struts
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.55%) Internet of Things
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) MVC
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Dependency Management
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) COBOL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM