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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 125 126 93
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -33
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.53% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.68% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 12
Average daily rate
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£324 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £330 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £470 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +94.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
2314 2490 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.12% 76.90% 69.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1488 1563 963
Average daily rate £400 £371 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 111 64
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.50 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +9 3 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £390 - 1
Somerset +9 2 £313 -10.71%
Devon - 2 £280 - 1
Wiltshire +1 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - - 3
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) Project Management
2 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) .NET
4 5 (20.83%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) MVC
5 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.67%) QA
5 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (16.67%) ISEB
5 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 3 (12.50%) Dependency Management
6 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) DB2
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 3 (12.50%) WPF
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (8.33%) Servlets
4 2 (8.33%) EJB
4 2 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) XSL
5 1 (4.17%) XHTML
5 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) WCF
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) DTV
1 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
1 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Project Management
2 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) MVC
5 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) Dependency Management
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) Validation
7 2 (8.33%) Change Control
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) COBOL
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) JCL
4 1 (4.17%) VB6
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Telerik
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
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