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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 93 117 99
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Contract jobs citing System Testing 29 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 0.34% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.42% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 4
Median daily rate £281 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £309 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £345 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-78.00% +33.33%

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
1876 2154 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.02% 82.53% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1217 937
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 50 106
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +7 7 £325 +6.55% 5
Staffordshire - 7 £225 -
Coventry 0 5 £400 +23.07%
Wolverhampton - 1 £263 -
Warwickshire - 1 £300 - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) SQL
3 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 13 (34.21%) Migration
6 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (28.95%) ISEB
8 10 (26.32%) .NET
8 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
8 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
9 9 (23.68%) Data Analysis
9 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
9 9 (23.68%) Workflow
9 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
10 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
11 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
11 7 (18.42%) C#
11 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
11 7 (18.42%) MVC
11 7 (18.42%) CMS
11 7 (18.42%) Content Management
11 7 (18.42%) Scrum
11 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
11 7 (18.42%) LINQ
11 7 (18.42%) jQuery
11 7 (18.42%) Entity Framework
11 7 (18.42%) AngularJS

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 7 (18.42%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (5.26%) Primavera
2 2 (5.26%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Boomi
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) FTP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
3 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (5.26%) JIRA
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium
7 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Automotive
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Programmer
3 6 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Business Systems Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Agile Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Financials Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
2 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
2 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
2 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (18.42%) Entity Framework
2 7 (18.42%) jQuery
2 7 (18.42%) LINQ
2 7 (18.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (15.79%) AutoMapper
3 6 (15.79%) StructureMap
4 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.26%) J2EE
5 2 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (2.63%) SOAP
6 1 (2.63%) Web Services
6 1 (2.63%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Structures
1 5 (13.16%) NHS
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Android
1 1 (2.63%) Unix
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 13 (34.21%) Migration
5 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.68%) Data Analysis
6 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
6 9 (23.68%) Workflow
7 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (18.42%) Content Management
7 7 (18.42%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) Scrum
8 6 (15.79%) Data Migration
9 5 (13.16%) CRM
9 5 (13.16%) Data Management
9 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
9 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Kanban
9 5 (13.16%) Service Management
9 5 (13.16%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
2 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
2 7 (18.42%) TypeScript
3 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) ISEB
2 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) IFRS
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Dell
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica