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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 100 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 1.06% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.51% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 2
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£235 £350 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £268 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £435 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £31.44 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
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
1482 1458 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.39% 69.93% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 787 619
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 73 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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
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 26 January 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 -3 1 £195 -44.28%
Warwickshire -15 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (40.63%) ISEB
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) CRM
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 11 (34.38%) QA
4 10 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 9 (28.13%) Web Services
5 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
5 9 (28.13%) Silverlight
5 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (28.13%) iPad
6 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
7 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
8 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
9 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (15.63%) ETL
9 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (12.50%) Finance
11 3 (9.38%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Intranet
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) Ingres
5 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Automotive
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (15.63%) CRM Developer
5 4 (12.50%) CRM Architect
5 4 (12.50%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Data Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Business Data Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Web Services
1 9 (28.13%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.13%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) CRM
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
6 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.63%) ETL
7 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
10 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
10 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) VB
4 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) ISEB
2 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) WMI
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
1 2 (6.25%) Sysprep
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) Dell
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) SAP