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 3 months to 29 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 / South West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 122 127
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.38% 0.61% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.78% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 10
Median daily rate £475 £463 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +48.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £515 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £25.75 £36.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.93% +28.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -36.41% +15.71%  

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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2196 2320 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.49% 79.07% 79.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1442 1515 1588
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 142 100
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the South West over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +1 5 £450 -5.26%
Somerset +9 2 - -
Bristol +4 2 £500 +48.14%
Wiltshire -3 1 - - 3
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 South West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (40.00%) Scrum
4 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
4 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
4 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
5 10 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Oracle
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (30.00%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
8 7 (23.33%) V-Model
8 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
8 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
8 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) Automation Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (23.33%) Selenium
8 7 (23.33%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) Linux
8 7 (23.33%) SQL
8 7 (23.33%) Python
8 7 (23.33%) C
8 7 (23.33%) Perl
8 7 (23.33%) Validation
8 7 (23.33%) DevOps
8 7 (23.33%) System Integration Testing

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 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) HFM
1 1 (3.33%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (3.33%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) Essbase
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
1 7 (23.33%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.33%) PVCS
3 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Law
1 2 (6.67%) Legal
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
1 7 (23.33%) Integration Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Java Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Process Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (40.00%) Scrum
4 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
4 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
5 10 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (23.33%) Automation Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (23.33%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (23.33%) DevOps
8 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) SDLC
8 7 (23.33%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Validation
8 7 (23.33%) V-Model
8 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C
1 7 (23.33%) Perl
1 7 (23.33%) Python
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Reuters
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) SAP