The first table below looks at the demand for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 27 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.93% - 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£410 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
128 161 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 59.53% 69.40% 69.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 98 74
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £299 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 21
Average hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.84% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £16.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 2 £410 -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) EJB
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (50.00%) XQuery
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) BEA
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BPEL
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) AquaLogic
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) AquaLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) EJB
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BPEL
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XQuery
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) BEA