Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 17 January 2018 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 205 166
Rank change year-on-year -1 -39 +13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 38 46 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.48% 0.52% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.63% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 19
Midlands median daily rate £356 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +11.54% -0.76%
10th Percentile £244 £241 £275
90th Percentile £563 £475 £425
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 17
Midlands median hourly rate - - £12.35
England median hourly rate £19.00 £32.25 £14.95
% change year-on-year -41.09% +115.72% -54.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,529 7,315 6,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.65% 81.97% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,186 4,494 3,857
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £246 £238 £240
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 208 255
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% -3.95%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.98
90th Percentile £48.88 £40.09 £42.40
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +2 28 £350 -0.36% 10
East Midlands -3 10 £550 +62.96% 8
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 18 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Scenario Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
4 12 (31.58%) Functional Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Data Migration
5 11 (28.95%) Migration
5 11 (28.95%) SQL
6 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.68%) Test Planning
7 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (18.42%) Finance
8 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (13.16%) Data Reconciliation
10 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
10 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
10 5 (13.16%) Change Management
10 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
10 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
10 5 (13.16%) Project Management
10 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (10.53%) ETL
11 4 (10.53%) XML
11 4 (10.53%) Degree
11 4 (10.53%) ISTQB

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) NetWeaver
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
1 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.63%) JMeter
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Analyst
2 20 (52.63%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) HR Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) IT Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Testing Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) Velocity
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) jQuery
3 1 (2.63%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Scenario Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
4 12 (31.58%) Functional Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Data Migration
5 11 (28.95%) Migration
6 9 (23.68%) Test Planning
7 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (13.16%) Change Management
10 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
10 5 (13.16%) Data Reconciliation
10 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
10 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
10 5 (13.16%) Project Management
11 4 (10.53%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) VB
3 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) RedPrairie
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe
3 1 (2.63%) Blackboard
3 1 (2.63%) JDA