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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.41% - 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £338 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 - £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +4.00% +203.64%  

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 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1882 1454
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 32
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £21.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £43.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Confluence
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) NetSuite
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (7.14%) Android
7 1 (7.14%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Management

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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) Confluence
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) NetSuite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) NetSuite Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) ERP Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) QC Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Manager
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CO-PA
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy
1 1 (7.14%) SAP