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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 133 138 130
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.34% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Median daily rate £310 £308 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -34.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £327 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.05% -5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+258.29% -67.06%
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
2366 2479 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.70% 77.35% 78.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1577 1659 1526
Median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 114 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.16 £15.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Somerset +16 2 £551 +46.80% 4
Bristol -1 2 £280 -6.66% 1
Wiltshire -6 2 £325 +41.30%
Devon +6 1 £295 +31.11%
Gloucestershire -2 1 - - 1
Dorset -3 1 £290 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) V-Model
2 10 (37.04%) Waterfall
3 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Validation
4 8 (29.63%) SDLC
5 7 (25.93%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
5 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
5 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
5 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Selenium
5 7 (25.93%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 6 (22.22%) DevOps
6 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (18.52%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) Change Management
7 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
7 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing

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 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.70%) BASE24
2 1 (3.70%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) ATM
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) RS-232
2 1 (3.70%) RS-422
2 1 (3.70%) RTP
2 1 (3.70%) SNMP
2 1 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VLAN
2 1 (3.70%) VoIP
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SAP BW
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.70%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.70%) NUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Billing
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
1 7 (25.93%) Integration Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Finance Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) HR Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) React
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) V-Model
2 10 (37.04%) Waterfall
3 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
3 8 (29.63%) SDLC
3 8 (29.63%) Validation
4 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Risk Analysis
4 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
4 7 (25.93%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 6 (22.22%) DevOps
5 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) Change Management
6 5 (18.52%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
6 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Perl
1 4 (14.81%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) C
2 2 (7.41%) Groovy
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.11%) ISEB
5 2 (7.41%) ACCA
5 2 (7.41%) CIMA
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Cognos
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
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