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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 95 108 94
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 25 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.61% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£390 £163 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
System Testing
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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
1774 1811 1354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.23% 75.33% 68.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 962 671
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 134 62
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Coventry - 4 £258 - 3
Warwickshire - 3 £320 -
Birmingham -2 2 £400 +146.15%
Walsall - 2 - -
Staffordshire -5 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 17 (36.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
4 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
5 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
6 11 (23.40%) Migration
7 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
8 9 (19.15%) ETL
8 9 (19.15%) Finance
8 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
9 8 (17.02%) ISEB
10 7 (14.89%) Data Mapping
10 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
12 5 (10.64%) Data Transformation
12 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
13 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
13 4 (8.51%) LLU
13 4 (8.51%) XML
13 4 (8.51%) CRM
13 4 (8.51%) ADSL
13 4 (8.51%) PSTN
13 4 (8.51%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.26%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.13%) SAP PP
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.13%) SAP PM
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.13%) SAP EWM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) ADSL
1 4 (8.51%) PSTN
1 4 (8.51%) LLU
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.26%) OLAP
4 2 (4.26%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Analyst
2 18 (38.30%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Technical Test Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Data Migration Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
1 4 (8.51%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) EDI
2 2 (4.26%) JMS
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.26%) WCF
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.13%) Struts2
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) COM+
3 1 (2.13%) Struts
3 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) SCADA
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
3 11 (23.40%) Migration
4 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (19.15%) ETL
5 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.89%) Data Mapping
8 5 (10.64%) Data Transformation
8 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.51%) CRM
9 4 (8.51%) Project Management
9 4 (8.51%) Validation
9 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (8.51%) Line Management
10 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.38%) Data Cleansing
10 3 (6.38%) Data Validation
10 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.26%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.13%) ABAP
4 1 (2.13%) VBA
4 1 (2.13%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (2.13%) VB6
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
2 4 (8.51%) BT
3 2 (4.26%) Sage
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Apple
4 1 (2.13%) Remedy
4 1 (2.13%) Tableau
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