The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 59 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.80% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £305 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 549 581
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.87% 80.26% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 345 373
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Birmingham

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing System Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Birmingham

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in Birmingham

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (14.29%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow Development
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) IFRS
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Confluence
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QC Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Trainer
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) IFRS
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) IBM