Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 99 79
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20 -3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.45% 0.13% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.16% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% -5.63% +146.15%
10th Percentile £244 £338 £305
90th Percentile £403 £419 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £350 £326
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.53% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £12.35
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £12.35

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1264 1252 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.87% 81.72% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 805 640
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £231 £243 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.84 £10.17
90th Percentile £46.40 £30.33 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 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 18 November 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 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (57.14%) Mathematics
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) Data Reconciliation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 2 (28.57%) People Management
2 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) HR Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Process Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Reconciliation
1 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Mathematics
1 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
2 2 (28.57%) People Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft