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 3 months to 23 April 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 14 24
Contract jobs citing System Testing 0 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 7.28% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 9.04% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -74.71% +24.28%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 166 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 86.78% 80.58% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 81 52
Median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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 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