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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 34 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.37% - 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% - 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£220 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £35.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-26.05% +33.96%
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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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
199 141 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 74.53% 64.38% 64.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 86 66
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 November 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%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle