Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 167 180
Rank change year-on-year -21 +13 -3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 54 98 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.70% 1.02% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.24% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 41 31
Midlands median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +23.81%
10th Percentile £213 £285 £250
90th Percentile £500 £488 £438
England median daily rate £415 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +10.67% +4.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Midlands median hourly rate - - £18.14
England median hourly rate £40.50 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.52% +10.71% -

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 6432 7880 6668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 82.97% 82.08% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4015 4679 3922
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £220
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 171 263
Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -25.58% +7.50%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.73 £10.55
90th Percentile £52.40 £39.50 £40.77
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017. 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 +20 41 £300 -14.29% 5
East Midlands -11 13 £363 -23.68% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
4 13 (24.07%) Migration
4 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
4 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
5 12 (22.22%) .NET
6 11 (20.37%) C#
6 11 (20.37%) ETL
6 11 (20.37%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (18.52%) T-SQL
7 10 (18.52%) Data Migration
8 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (14.81%) VB.NET
9 8 (14.81%) ISEB
9 8 (14.81%) Integration Testing
9 8 (14.81%) Analytics
9 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (12.96%) Single Customer View
10 7 (12.96%) Test Planning
10 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (12.96%) Marketing
10 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (11.11%) SAP
11 6 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 6 (11.11%) JIRA

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 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) Confluence
3 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (7.41%) NetSuite
2 2 (3.70%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) FTP
2 2 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
5 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.85%) MS Access
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) JIRA
2 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) General Ledger
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Analyst
2 18 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) SQL BI Developer
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Developer
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
5 6 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) CRM Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) NetSuite Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.70%) ERP Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) ERP Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.41%) jQuery
3 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.56%) AutoMapper
3 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
3 3 (5.56%) LINQ
3 3 (5.56%) StructureMap
3 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Remoting
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) SAP CO-PA
5 1 (1.85%) Web Services
5 1 (1.85%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Android
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Unix
2 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (24.07%) Migration
3 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.37%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (20.37%) ETL
5 10 (18.52%) Data Migration
6 8 (14.81%) Analytics
6 8 (14.81%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Single Customer View
7 7 (12.96%) Test Planning
8 6 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.26%) CRM
9 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
9 5 (9.26%) ERP
9 5 (9.26%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) C#
3 10 (18.52%) T-SQL
4 8 (14.81%) VB.NET
5 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.56%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) VB
7 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) ISEB
2 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Informatica
5 1 (1.85%) Remedy