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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 112 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 25 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.77% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.02% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 3
Median daily rate £380 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £292 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £446 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2331 2061 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.99% 75.66% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1240 944
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 104 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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
Worcestershire - 11 £400 - 4
Warwickshire -5 3 £306 +2.08%
Coventry -11 1 £325 -23.52%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 12 (30.77%) ISEB
4 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 10 (25.64%) MS Office
5 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
6 9 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (23.08%) Linux
6 9 (23.08%) MS Visio
7 8 (20.51%) CRM
7 8 (20.51%) Red Hat
7 8 (20.51%) Scrum
7 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (15.38%) CentOS
9 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
10 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
10 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
10 5 (12.82%) Kanban
10 5 (12.82%) Unix
10 5 (12.82%) Windows
10 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
11 4 (10.26%) MCSE

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:

Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 10 (25.64%) MS Office
3 9 (23.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) BGP
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
1 2 (5.13%) HSRP
1 2 (5.13%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.13%) NX-OS
1 2 (5.13%) OSPF
1 2 (5.13%) SSH
1 2 (5.13%) VLAN
1 2 (5.13%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 3 (7.69%) Selenium
2 3 (7.69%) Subversion
2 3 (7.69%) WinRunner
3 2 (5.13%) CANoe
3 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.56%) Ant
4 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.13%) Back Office
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
2 20 (51.28%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) CRM Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Database Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Validation Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Ethical Hacker
8 1 (2.56%) ETL Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Data Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Test Data Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.13%) Derivative
1 2 (5.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.56%) EPoS
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) CentOS
3 5 (12.82%) Unix
3 5 (12.82%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Fedora
6 1 (2.56%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) CRM
3 8 (20.51%) Scrum
4 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Kanban
6 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) Time Management
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Java
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) Scala
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISEB
1 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
2 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) MCSE
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) JNCIP
4 2 (5.13%) RHCE
5 1 (2.56%) VCP5
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (10.26%) vSphere
2 2 (5.13%) iptables
2 2 (5.13%) Postfix
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Nagios
2 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) Unisys
5 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.13%) Avaya
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) EMC
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper
5 2 (5.13%) NICE Systems
5 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (2.56%) NetApp
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Sophos
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase
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