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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 132 103 116
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 12 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.69% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.97% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 6
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£350 £315 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £405 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
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
2262 1757 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.25% 70.90% 69.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1526 1136 1101
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 94 102
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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
Bristol -5 5 £335 -17.28% 1
Somerset -6 2 £350 +16.66%
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire -18 1 - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (31.71%) Java
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (26.83%) SCCM
2 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) MSI
2 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
3 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) Hibernate
4 9 (21.95%) Integration Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Symantec
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
4 9 (21.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database
5 8 (19.51%) XenDesktop
5 8 (19.51%) Project Management
5 8 (19.51%) Oracle
5 8 (19.51%) Spring
5 8 (19.51%) Finance
6 7 (17.07%) MVC
6 7 (17.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (17.07%) Cryptography
6 7 (17.07%) Java EE
6 7 (17.07%) Windows Vista
6 7 (17.07%) Spring MVC
6 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (17.07%) Ant
6 7 (17.07%) JUnit
6 7 (17.07%) Apache
6 7 (17.07%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 7 (17.07%) Apache
1 7 (17.07%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Agresso
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) DNS
2 6 (14.63%) DHCP
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) SMS
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MSI
2 7 (17.07%) Ant
2 7 (17.07%) JUnit
2 7 (17.07%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.32%) Subversion
4 2 (4.88%) JIRA
4 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.88%) Rational Application Developer
4 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.44%) Hudson
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Consultant
2 11 (26.83%) Java Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Test Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Lead Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (4.88%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Junior
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Hibernate
2 8 (19.51%) Spring
3 7 (17.07%) Java EE
3 7 (17.07%) Spring MVC
3 7 (17.07%) JSP
4 5 (12.20%) Web Services
5 3 (7.32%) Servlets
5 3 (7.32%) SOAP
5 3 (7.32%) HTML
5 3 (7.32%) EJB
5 3 (7.32%) CSS
6 2 (4.88%) .NET
6 2 (4.88%) XML
6 2 (4.88%) jQuery
7 1 (2.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Cryptography
2 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
1 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
2 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Integration Testing
4 8 (19.51%) Project Management
5 7 (17.07%) MVC
5 7 (17.07%) Web Application Development
6 6 (14.63%) Scrum
6 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Test Management
7 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.32%) Change Control
8 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.32%) ERP
8 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Dependency Management
9 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.88%) Network Design
9 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) VB6
3 1 (2.44%) C
3 1 (2.44%) COBOL
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
3 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.44%) HND
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (19.51%) XenDesktop
3 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) SCCM
2 9 (21.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (17.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (14.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
1 9 (21.95%) Symantec
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) ICL
5 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
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