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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 110 91 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +25
Contract jobs citing System Testing 32 31 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 1.31% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.72% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 2
Median daily rate £350 £325 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +100.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.14 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+203.64% -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
2443 1803 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.84% 76.37% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1118 966
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 129
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 - 17 £400 -
Warwickshire -8 7 £300 -6.25%
Coventry -12 1 £325 -5.79% 2
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (40.48%) SC Cleared
1 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) MS Office
3 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (30.95%) MS Visio
4 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
5 12 (28.57%) Linux
6 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
7 8 (19.05%) Windows
7 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
7 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
8 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 7 (16.67%) CentOS
8 7 (16.67%) Unix
8 7 (16.67%) ISEB
8 7 (16.67%) Finance
9 6 (14.29%) HP UFT
9 6 (14.29%) Nagios
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (14.29%) MCSE
9 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.90%) VMware
10 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (11.90%) Software Testing

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 15 (35.71%) MS Office
2 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (30.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) BGP
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) HSRP
1 4 (9.52%) NX-OS
1 4 (9.52%) OSPF
1 4 (9.52%) VLAN
1 4 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.38%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 4 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 3 (7.14%) Subversion
3 3 (7.14%) WinRunner
4 2 (4.76%) CANoe
5 1 (2.38%) Ant
5 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Database Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 2 (4.76%) Tester
5 2 (4.76%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) HR Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Derivative
1 2 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.38%) EPoS
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) CentOS
3 7 (16.67%) Unix
4 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Fedora
6 2 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.14%) Change Management
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
7 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.76%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (4.76%) E-business
8 2 (4.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.14%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) Scala
4 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
1 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 7 (16.67%) ISEB
4 6 (14.29%) MCSE
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (9.52%) CCNP
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (9.52%) JNCIP
6 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (4.76%) RHCE
7 2 (4.76%) VCP5
7 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (11.90%) vSphere
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) iptables
3 2 (4.76%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Nagios
2 3 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) SolarWinds
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) Juniper
5 3 (7.14%) Atlassian
5 3 (7.14%) Sophos
5 3 (7.14%) Unisys
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.38%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Sybase
West Midlands
Methods Professional Services Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 330 per day
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Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago