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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 102 105 90
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing System Testing 20 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.23% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.35% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate
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£219 £331 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.96% +55.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £304 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £431 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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
1775 1440 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.20% 67.13% 67.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 755 787
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 59 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
Birmingham - 12 £163 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £313 -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (46.43%) CRM
2 12 (42.86%) QA
3 11 (39.29%) Silverlight
3 11 (39.29%) iPad
3 11 (39.29%) E-Commerce
3 11 (39.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) ISEB
4 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 10 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
5 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
6 8 (28.57%) Web Services
7 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
9 5 (17.86%) ETL
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
11 3 (10.71%) Degree
11 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Retail-J
2 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 8 (28.57%) CRM Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) CRM Architect
4 3 (10.71%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Trainer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Silverlight
2 8 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) iPad
2 2 (7.14%) Physics
3 1 (3.57%) EPoS
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) CRM
2 11 (39.29%) E-Commerce
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) Integration Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.86%) ETL
6 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) Requirements Engineering
9 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.57%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.57%) Release Management
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISEB
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle
1 1 (3.57%) SAP
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) HP
1 1 (3.57%) ICL
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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