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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 121 86 100
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 1.45% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.82% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £394 £325 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -7.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £12.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £12.35 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+120.64% -52.95%
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
2267 2029 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.41% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1123 997
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 75 92
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 8 December 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 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 (61.76%) Test Scripting
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) SQL
3 16 (47.06%) ISEB
4 15 (44.12%) Test Strategy
5 12 (35.29%) Integration Testing
6 11 (32.35%) ISTQB
6 11 (32.35%) Regression Testing
6 11 (32.35%) Migration
7 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 10 (29.41%) .NET
8 9 (26.47%) MS Office
8 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Data Analysis
9 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
10 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
10 7 (20.59%) Oracle
10 7 (20.59%) Stress Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
10 7 (20.59%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Data Structures
11 6 (17.65%) Data Conversion
11 6 (17.65%) Content Management
11 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (17.65%) CMS

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 6 (17.65%) CMS
1 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Office
2 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
3 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.88%) MS Project
5 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) Primavera
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.94%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.94%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Network Security
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) BGP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) HSRP
3 1 (2.94%) NX-OS
3 1 (2.94%) OSPF
3 1 (2.94%) VLAN
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (5.88%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Business Systems Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Test Leader
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Functional Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Agile Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Tester
8 2 (5.88%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Project Planner
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.94%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Data Conversion
1 6 (17.65%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Test Scripting
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) Test Strategy
4 12 (35.29%) Integration Testing
5 11 (32.35%) Migration
5 11 (32.35%) Regression Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (23.53%) Data Analysis
8 7 (20.59%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Stress Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Content Management
9 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
10 5 (14.71%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (11.76%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) ISEB
2 11 (32.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) Juniper
4 1 (2.94%) PlateSpin
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds