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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 117 131 135
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing System Testing 18 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.54% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 11
Average daily rate £463 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £286 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £396 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £36.75 £28.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% -18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
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
2289 2408 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 77.80% 79.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1559 1584
Average daily rate £388 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 110
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +8 9 £475 +21.79% 2
Bristol +1 4 £338 +12.50%
Somerset +14 2 £500 +60.00%
Devon +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -2 1 £450 +45.16%
Dorset -4 1 £275 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
3 14 (41.18%) Unit Testing
3 14 (41.18%) Scrum
4 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
4 9 (26.47%) DV Cleared
4 9 (26.47%) TDD
5 8 (23.53%) Selenium
5 8 (23.53%) V-Model
5 8 (23.53%) BDD
5 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
5 8 (23.53%) SpecFlow
5 8 (23.53%) WPF
5 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (23.53%) SDLC
6 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
6 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
6 7 (20.59%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
6 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 7 (20.59%) Validation
6 7 (20.59%) Linux
7 6 (17.65%) Java
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle
7 6 (17.65%) Finance
7 6 (17.65%) Telerik
7 6 (17.65%) MVVM
7 6 (17.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) BASE24
1 1 (2.94%) SAP HCM
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (2.94%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) ATM
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
1 8 (23.53%) SpecFlow
2 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) WPF Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) HR Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Programmer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
1 8 (23.53%) WPF
2 6 (17.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 5 (14.71%) Web Services
4 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 4 (11.76%) CSS
4 4 (11.76%) HTML
4 4 (11.76%) React
5 3 (8.82%) .NET
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.88%) WCF
7 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.94%) J2EE
7 1 (2.94%) JMS
7 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Scrum
2 14 (41.18%) Unit Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
3 9 (26.47%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) BDD
4 8 (23.53%) SDLC
4 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 8 (23.53%) V-Model
5 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
5 7 (20.59%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
5 7 (20.59%) Validation
5 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
6 6 (17.65%) DevOps
6 6 (17.65%) MVVM
7 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
7 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) Groovy
3 4 (11.76%) Perl
3 4 (11.76%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) C
4 3 (8.82%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) ACCA
4 2 (5.88%) CIMA
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
1 6 (17.65%) Telerik
2 2 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) SAP