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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 99 109 80
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Contract jobs citing System Testing 27 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.30% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.42% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Average daily rate
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£370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.99% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.14 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
System Testing
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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
1901 1683 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.40% 72.86% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 882 555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £497 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 110 77
Average hourly rate £28.69 £34.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% -10.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire +7 7 £325 - 1
Coventry +3 3 £425 +21.42% 4
Walsall +4 2 - -
Staffordshire -3 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £313 - 3
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
3 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
4 10 (27.03%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (18.92%) Finance
5 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) ISEB
6 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.22%) ETL
6 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
7 5 (13.51%) Migration
7 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Data Mapping
8 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (10.81%) Data Transformation
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (10.81%) Validation
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle
8 4 (10.81%) CRM
9 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (8.11%) SAP
9 3 (8.11%) XML
9 3 (8.11%) Workflow
9 3 (8.11%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP EWM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.70%) SAP PP
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.70%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
3 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.41%) OLAP
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.41%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.70%) MS Access
6 1 (2.70%) Ingres
6 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Automotive
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.70%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) VBA Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) EDI
2 2 (5.41%) JMS
2 2 (5.41%) WCF
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) SCADA
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.03%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (16.22%) ETL
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Data Mapping
4 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Validation
5 4 (10.81%) CRM
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Data Transformation
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (8.11%) Data Validation
6 3 (8.11%) Workflow
7 2 (5.41%) Test Management
7 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) ABAP
3 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) SAP
4 2 (5.41%) Sage
5 1 (2.70%) Remedy
5 1 (2.70%) Tableau
5 1 (2.70%) Business Objects