The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 14 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.33% 3.65% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 6.94% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£363 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46 72 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 76.67% 52.55% 67.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 64
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £190 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Aberdeen region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

System Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Customer Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) VB Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle