The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 68 36 44
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.72% 0.57% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.85% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£331 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 - £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
532 236 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.88% 67.43% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 124 145
Average daily rate £355 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 20
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.75 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.29% +60.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £7.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

System Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle