Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 182 232
Rank change year-on-year +50 +50 -29
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 15 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.44% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 12
Median daily rate £480 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% +7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £327 £284 £279
90th Percentile £650 £434 £436
England median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.33 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £25.17 £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -52.07% +31.25% +110.53%

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 2,023 4,169 6,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 81.28% 82.29% 86.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,380 2,552 4,223
Median daily rate £405 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £281
90th Percentile £575 £586 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 194 215
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% - -16.36%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £42.30
Median hourly rate £26.72 £20.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.34% -6.82% -

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing System Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing System Testing in the Midlands.

Daily rate trend for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing System Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing System Testing in the Midlands.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +48 6 £360 +2.86% 3
East Midlands +40 5 £600 +63.93% 2
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Validation
3 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 4 (36.36%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) ISEB
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) Process Management
5 3 (27.27%) Juniper
5 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) ERP

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 2 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Documentum
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (9.09%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (9.09%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
1 1 (9.09%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (9.09%) Base SAS
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) DTS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) OLAP
1 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (9.09%) PowerPivot
1 1 (9.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (9.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (9.09%) Snowflake Schema
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (9.09%) GitLab
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) ProC
3 1 (9.09%) REST Assured
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Toad
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
2 2 (18.18%) Public Sector
3 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Data Migration Lead
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAS Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) DHTML
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Matplotlib
1 1 (9.09%) MDX
1 1 (9.09%) NumPy
1 1 (9.09%) Pandas
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) SciPy
1 1 (9.09%) Seaborn
1 1 (9.09%) WireMock
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) Validation
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Data Mapping
5 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
5 3 (27.27%) ERP
5 3 (27.27%) Process Management
5 3 (27.27%) Regression Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) PROC SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) SAS Macro
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) BC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) Juniper
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Pega
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Teradata