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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 71 57 37
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -20
Contract jobs citing System Testing 15 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.42% 0.68% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.89% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
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£327 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.85% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
System Testing
England

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
865 451 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 81.60% 76.31% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 281 133
Average daily rate £425 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 30
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £32.09 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Tyne and Wear -15 14 £327 -1.41% 1
Durham - 1 £325 - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) CRM
2 6 (30.00%) SOA
3 5 (25.00%) SAS
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Informatica
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (15.00%) BPMN
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (10.00%) Line Management
6 2 (10.00%) ADSL
6 2 (10.00%) PSTN
6 2 (10.00%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) ADSL
1 2 (10.00%) PSTN
1 2 (10.00%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.00%) ERwin
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate
5 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) CRM
2 6 (30.00%) SOA
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (15.00%) BPMN
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) COBOL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (25.00%) Informatica
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) BT
4 1 (5.00%) Micro Focus