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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 97 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 17 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.89% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.09% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Median daily rate £310 £325 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £325 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £385 £267
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.13 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £34.47
% change year-on-year
- +45.05%

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
1912 1918 1524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.30% 81.55% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1047 927
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 91
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Staffordshire - 4 £219 - 1
Coventry -12 3 £400 +23.07%
Birmingham -2 2 - - 2
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) ISEB
3 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Migration
4 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
5 8 (28.57%) .NET
5 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Workflow
8 5 (17.86%) CMS
8 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (17.86%) CRM
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
8 5 (17.86%) MS Office
8 5 (17.86%) Content Management
8 5 (17.86%) Scrum
8 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
9 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.29%) Stress Testing
9 4 (14.29%) LINQ
9 4 (14.29%) jQuery
9 4 (14.29%) Test Automation

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 5 (17.86%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.14%) Primavera
2 2 (7.14%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Boomi
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.57%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Programmer
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Agile Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Project Planner
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.57%) C# Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 4 (14.29%) jQuery
2 4 (14.29%) LINQ
2 4 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (10.71%) AutoMapper
3 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
3 3 (10.71%) StructureMap
4 2 (7.14%) J2EE
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Conversion
1 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Migration
3 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (17.86%) Content Management
7 5 (17.86%) CRM
7 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) Workflow
8 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 4 (14.29%) MVC
8 4 (14.29%) Stress Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C#
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 4 (14.29%) TypeScript
3 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
2 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Certification
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) PlateSpin
4 1 (3.57%) SAP