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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank - 42 35
Contract jobs citing System Testing 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.03% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.34% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 -
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -
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
244 299 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 78.96% 77.26% 72.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 163 109
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £22.85 £30.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) ATG
1 2 (66.67%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Endeca
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Ant

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) ATG Dynamo
1 2 (66.67%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) ATG
2 1 (33.33%) Endeca
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle