Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 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 > South West
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 183 187
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 22 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.48% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.61% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 17
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +28.00% -15.54%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £255
90th Percentile £513 £593 £400
England median daily rate £411 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +9.67% +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +49.12% -21.38%
10th Percentile £16.45 £33.38 £26.75
90th Percentile £40.75 £44.80 £30.25
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.82% +71.88% -31.43%

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 4524 4791 5024
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.62% 79.57% 79.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2907 3167 3304
South West median daily rate £397 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.87% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 240 218
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +40.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.05 £50.73
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.41%

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 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 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 6 months to 27 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
Bristol +8 8 £361 +11.15% 1
Gloucestershire +6 6 £425 -10.53%
Wiltshire +9 3 £375 -3.23% 2
Dorset +13 2 £406 +43.81%
Somerset -5 2 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Finance
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) .NET
4 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 5 (22.73%) C#
6 4 (18.18%) HTML
6 4 (18.18%) Windows
6 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) JIRA
6 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Selenium
7 3 (13.64%) C
7 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) HFM
1 1 (4.55%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) Essbase
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.55%) PVCS
4 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.55%) WCF
5 1 (4.55%) WPF
5 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (4.55%) RIA
2 1 (4.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
4 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) SDLC
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
8 2 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) C
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 2 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Tcl
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Nintex
3 1 (4.55%) SAP