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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 122 99 101
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 23 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.84% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.10% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 4
Median daily rate £345 £321 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £437 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £364 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -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
2605 1907 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.48% 76.52% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 1136 1014
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 130
Median hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £30.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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
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 28 August 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
Coventry -12 9 £340 +28.30% 1
Warwickshire -4 6 £315 +16.66% 1
Birmingham -12 2 £378 -5.62% 2
Worcestershire +1 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (38.18%) Test Scripting
2 20 (36.36%) MS Office
3 19 (34.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
5 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
5 17 (30.91%) MS Excel
5 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
6 14 (25.45%) SQL
6 14 (25.45%) Linux
6 14 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (23.64%) Regression Testing
7 13 (23.64%) MS Visio
7 13 (23.64%) ISEB
8 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (21.82%) Integration Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
9 11 (20.00%) Functional Testing
9 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 10 (18.18%) Red Hat
11 9 (16.36%) HP UFT
11 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 8 (14.55%) Unix
12 8 (14.55%) Software Testing
12 8 (14.55%) Finance
12 8 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
13 7 (12.73%) CentOS
13 7 (12.73%) Migration
13 7 (12.73%) .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 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (36.36%) MS Office
2 17 (30.91%) MS Excel
3 13 (23.64%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (3.64%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) BGP
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (7.27%) Firewall
1 4 (7.27%) HSRP
1 4 (7.27%) NX-OS
1 4 (7.27%) OSPF
1 4 (7.27%) VLAN
1 4 (7.27%) VPN
2 3 (5.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (3.64%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) HP UFT
2 5 (9.09%) Selenium
2 5 (9.09%) WinRunner
3 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (5.45%) Subversion
5 1 (1.82%) Ant
5 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Analyst
2 21 (38.18%) Test Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 4 (7.27%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Database Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Financials Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
6 2 (3.64%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) Web Services
3 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.45%) Data Conversion
1 3 (5.45%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.64%) Derivative
2 2 (3.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.82%) EPoS
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Windows
3 8 (14.55%) Unix
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.73%) CentOS
5 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Fedora
7 2 (3.64%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Test Scripting
2 19 (34.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (23.64%) Regression Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.82%) Integration Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
5 11 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Software Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Migration
8 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.91%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.09%) Test Planning
10 4 (7.27%) CRM
10 4 (7.27%) Data Analysis
10 4 (7.27%) Stress Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.45%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) Scala
4 2 (3.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
3 13 (23.64%) ISEB
4 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (10.91%) MCSE
5 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.27%) CCNP
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (7.27%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.64%) RHCE
7 2 (3.64%) VCP5
7 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.09%) vSphere
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) iptables
3 2 (3.64%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Nagios
2 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle
4 6 (10.91%) HP
5 5 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 5 (9.09%) VMware
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco
6 4 (7.27%) Juniper
7 3 (5.45%) Atlassian
7 3 (5.45%) Sophos
7 3 (5.45%) Unisys
8 2 (3.64%) Dell
8 2 (3.64%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (3.64%) NetApp
8 2 (3.64%) SAP
9 1 (1.82%) Citrix
9 1 (1.82%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.82%) Sybase