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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 125 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 19 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.92% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.18% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Median daily rate £375 £351 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £284 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.20% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 -
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -
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
2634 1949 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.27% 78.15% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 1138 1002
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 113
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 -6 11 £371 +5.76%
Warwickshire -5 2 £330 +13.79% 1
Birmingham -8 2 £378 +7.85% 2
Solihull 0 1 - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (39.62%) MS Office
1 21 (39.62%) Test Scripting
2 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.85%) MS Excel
4 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
5 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
5 17 (32.08%) SQL
6 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (28.30%) Test Strategy
7 14 (26.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
7 14 (26.42%) ISEB
8 13 (24.53%) Linux
8 13 (24.53%) MS Visio
9 12 (22.64%) ISTQB
9 12 (22.64%) Integration Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (18.87%) .NET
10 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
11 9 (16.98%) Windows
11 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
12 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Oracle
12 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
13 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio

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 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (39.62%) MS Office
2 19 (35.85%) MS Excel
3 13 (24.53%) MS Visio
4 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.89%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) BGP
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (7.55%) Firewall
1 4 (7.55%) HSRP
1 4 (7.55%) NX-OS
1 4 (7.55%) OSPF
1 4 (7.55%) VLAN
1 4 (7.55%) VPN
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
2 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.55%) Selenium
3 4 (7.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (7.55%) WinRunner
4 3 (5.66%) Subversion
4 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.89%) Ant
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Analyst
2 16 (30.19%) Test Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Test Leader
3 5 (9.43%) Tester
4 4 (7.55%) Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Agile Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Database Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Functional Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Agile Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.66%) Data Conversion
1 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.77%) Derivative
2 2 (3.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.89%) EPoS
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) CentOS
4 7 (13.21%) Unix
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.66%) Fedora
7 2 (3.77%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Test Scripting
2 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.30%) Test Strategy
3 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
3 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (22.64%) Integration Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Migration
8 7 (13.21%) Stress Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.32%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (9.43%) Test Planning
11 4 (7.55%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.66%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) Scala
4 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
3 14 (26.42%) ISEB
4 12 (22.64%) ISTQB
5 6 (11.32%) MCSE
5 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.55%) CCNP
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (7.55%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.77%) RHCE
7 2 (3.77%) VCP5
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.77%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.43%) vSphere
2 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) iptables
3 2 (3.77%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Nagios
2 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.66%) SCOM
3 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
3 8 (15.09%) Oracle
4 6 (11.32%) HP
5 5 (9.43%) SolarWinds
5 5 (9.43%) VMware
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 4 (7.55%) Juniper
7 3 (5.66%) Atlassian
7 3 (5.66%) Sophos
8 2 (3.77%) Dell
8 2 (3.77%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (3.77%) NetApp
9 1 (1.89%) Citrix
9 1 (1.89%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.89%) SAP
9 1 (1.89%) Sybase
9 1 (1.89%) Unisys