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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 110 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 12 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.54% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.78% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 12
Average daily rate £325 £298 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -13.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £219 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £359 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.44 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +1 4 £353 +28.18% 4
Coventry -9 2 £325 +26.21%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (34.04%) ISTQB
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) ISEB
3 14 (29.79%) EMC
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) Unix
4 13 (27.66%) Windows
4 13 (27.66%) Scrum
5 12 (25.53%) Cisco
5 12 (25.53%) Solaris
5 12 (25.53%) Linux
5 12 (25.53%) Perl
5 12 (25.53%) CCNA
5 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (25.53%) CA
5 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
5 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
5 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (25.53%) CA Spectrum
6 11 (23.40%) Network Management
6 11 (23.40%) e-Health
6 11 (23.40%) CiscoWorks
7 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
8 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.89%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (14.89%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) ADSL
1 3 (6.38%) LLU
1 3 (6.38%) PSTN
2 1 (2.13%) Intranet
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
2 6 (12.77%) Selenium
2 6 (12.77%) SpecFlow
2 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) CANoe
4 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.13%) Automotive
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Analyst
1 19 (40.43%) Test Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Test Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Network Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) EMC Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) CRM Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) e-Health
2 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Unix
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 12 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (25.53%) Solaris
2 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Scrum
3 11 (23.40%) Network Management
4 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
5 7 (14.89%) CRM
5 7 (14.89%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Project Management
5 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
5 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.64%) Kanban
7 5 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Line Management
8 4 (8.51%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Perl
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) ISTQB
2 15 (31.91%) ISEB
3 12 (25.53%) CCNA
3 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (23.40%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) EMC
3 12 (25.53%) CA
3 12 (25.53%) Cisco
3 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.38%) BT
5 2 (4.26%) Avaya
5 2 (4.26%) NICE Systems
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Capita
6 1 (2.13%) HP
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