Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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 > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 160 177
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17 -5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 38 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.73% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.90% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 21
South West median daily rate £400 £318 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.98% -6.62% -6.85%
10th Percentile £103 £210 £275
90th Percentile £498 £513 £450
England median daily rate £425 £404 £388
% change year-on-year +5.30% +4.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South West median hourly rate £11.00 £42.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.12% -2.30% +33.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £41.25 £41.75
90th Percentile £11.50 £43.75 £45.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £14.95
% change year-on-year -32.14% +87.29% -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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,194 4,322 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.30% 80.86% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,615 2,879 3,497
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 286 257
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.65% -6.37% +37.72%
10th Percentile £11.79 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.65 £47.50 £50.00
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 South West

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the South West

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the South West

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the South West

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the South West

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Bristol -5 17 £165 -40.00%
Dorset +5 8 £400 -
Wiltshire +3 5 £438 +62.04% 2
Devon +8 3 £460 +36.86% 4
Gloucestershire +11 2 £420 -11.58%
Somerset -5 1 £488 - 2
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Windows
4 9 (23.68%) TDD
4 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 8 (21.05%) jQuery
5 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
6 7 (18.42%) .NET
6 7 (18.42%) C#
6 7 (18.42%) MVC
6 7 (18.42%) Finance
7 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 6 (15.79%) WCF
7 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
7 6 (15.79%) JIRA
7 6 (15.79%) Project Management
7 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
7 6 (15.79%) Data Extraction
7 6 (15.79%) MVVM
7 6 (15.79%) Entity Framework
8 5 (13.16%) ISEB
8 5 (13.16%) Information Security Management
8 5 (13.16%) Security Management
8 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
8 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Facilities Management

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (7.89%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) MIMO
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) OFDM
2 1 (2.63%) SMS
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
2 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) GIS
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) TestRail
4 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.63%) Codeception
4 1 (2.63%) Gradle
4 1 (2.63%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.63%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) jQuery
2 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 6 (15.79%) Entity Framework
3 6 (15.79%) WCF
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) YAML
5 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.63%) J2EE
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) Middleware
5 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.63%) REST
5 1 (2.63%) Spring
5 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (5.26%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) TDD
2 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 7 (18.42%) MVC
5 6 (15.79%) Data Extraction
5 6 (15.79%) MVVM
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Facilities Management
6 5 (13.16%) Information Security
6 5 (13.16%) Information Security Management
6 5 (13.16%) ISMS
6 5 (13.16%) Security Management
6 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
8 3 (7.89%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) C
6 2 (5.26%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ISEB
1 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) FINREP
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Nagios
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) SAP
2 2 (5.26%) IBM
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Nintex
3 1 (2.63%) Siemens
3 1 (2.63%) Tableau