The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 115 97 111
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 27 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.84% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.12% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 2
Median daily rate £345 £265 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.18% +63.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £329 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.28% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.14 -
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2579 1792 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.21% 75.17% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1097 960
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 134
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the West Midlands region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the West Midlands region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire -2 7 £300 -6.25%
Coventry -13 7 £370 +43.68% 2
Worcestershire - 6 £375 -
Birmingham - 2 £378 - 2
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 18 (33.96%) MS Office
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
3 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
3 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
4 14 (26.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (24.53%) Linux
5 13 (24.53%) MS Visio
6 12 (22.64%) SQL
7 11 (20.75%) ISEB
7 11 (20.75%) ISTQB
7 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
8 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
8 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
8 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
9 9 (16.98%) Integration Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Windows
10 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
10 8 (15.09%) Finance
10 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
11 7 (13.21%) CentOS
11 7 (13.21%) Migration
11 7 (13.21%) Unix
11 7 (13.21%) Oracle
12 6 (11.32%) .NET

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) MS Office
2 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
3 13 (24.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) BGP
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (7.55%) Firewall
1 4 (7.55%) HSRP
1 4 (7.55%) NX-OS
1 4 (7.55%) OSPF
1 4 (7.55%) VLAN
1 4 (7.55%) VPN
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
2 4 (7.55%) Selenium
2 4 (7.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (7.55%) WinRunner
3 3 (5.66%) Subversion
3 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.77%) CANoe
5 1 (1.89%) Ant
5 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Analyst
2 18 (33.96%) Test Analyst
3 4 (7.55%) Business Systems Analyst
3 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
4 3 (5.66%) Consultant
4 3 (5.66%) Database Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Developer
5 2 (3.77%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Software Tester
5 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Test Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Data Conversion
1 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Derivative
2 2 (3.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.89%) EPoS
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) CentOS
4 7 (13.21%) Unix
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.66%) Fedora
7 2 (3.77%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
3 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
4 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
4 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
5 9 (16.98%) Integration Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Migration
8 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.32%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Automation Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.43%) Test Planning
9 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
10 4 (7.55%) Scrum
10 4 (7.55%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
11 3 (5.66%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.66%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) Scala
4 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.75%) ISEB
3 11 (20.75%) ISTQB
4 6 (11.32%) MCSE
4 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.55%) CCNP
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.55%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.77%) RHCE
6 2 (3.77%) VCP5
6 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.43%) vSphere
2 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) iptables
3 2 (3.77%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Nagios
2 3 (5.66%) SCOM
3 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle
4 5 (9.43%) HP
4 5 (9.43%) SolarWinds
4 5 (9.43%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
5 4 (7.55%) Juniper
6 3 (5.66%) Atlassian
6 3 (5.66%) Sophos
6 3 (5.66%) Unisys
7 2 (3.77%) Dell
7 2 (3.77%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (3.77%) NetApp
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (1.89%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.89%) SAP
8 1 (1.89%) Sybase
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 19 days ago