Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 178 119
Rank change year-on-year +22 -59 +24
Contract jobs citing System Testing 31 33 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.54% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.65% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 12
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £350 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.53% +10.81%
10th Percentile £255 £290 £251
90th Percentile £575 £410 £425
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £12.35
England median hourly rate £32.75 £38.25 £12.35
% change year-on-year -14.38% +209.72% -62.00%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3985 5084 3929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.00% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 3044 2252
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £236
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 135 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.63 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the West Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the West Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the West Midlands

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the West Midlands

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Warwickshire +8 14 £325 +8.33% 2
Birmingham +16 8 £350 -7.28%
Worcestershire +9 4 £600 +71.43%
Coventry +6 1 £300 -19.19%
System Testing
England

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

1 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Functional Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Scenario Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
4 9 (29.03%) Test Planning
5 7 (22.58%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
5 7 (22.58%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) Migration
5 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (19.35%) Data Mapping
6 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (16.13%) Data Reconciliation
7 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
7 5 (16.13%) Mathematics
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) SQL
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.13%) Change Management
7 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
7 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
8 4 (12.90%) SAP
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Legacy Data Mapping

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.23%) JMeter
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Tester
4 4 (12.90%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) HR Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) NetSuite Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) NetSuite Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Functional Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Scenario Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
4 9 (29.03%) Test Planning
5 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
5 7 (22.58%) Migration
5 7 (22.58%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Data Mapping
6 6 (19.35%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Change Management
7 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Data Reconciliation
7 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
7 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Mathematics
7 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) JDA
4 1 (3.23%) RedPrairie