The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 35 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.32% 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 0.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
System Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 116 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 70.63% 64.44% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 58 86
Average daily rate £475 £413 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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
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 1 July 2015. 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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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 -8 5 - -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Teradata
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Tableau
3 3 (30.00%) Data Transformation
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Cognos
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
3 3 (30.00%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) NHS
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) ERP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Teradata Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle HR Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) OBIEE Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (30.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) Teradata
2 3 (30.00%) Tableau
2 3 (30.00%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (30.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (30.00%) Cognos
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Xamarin