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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank - 51 54
Contract jobs citing System Testing 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - 0.80% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.14% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £281 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
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
790 438 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.58% 69.75% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 264 193
Average daily rate £410 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 31
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) SOA
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (45.45%) SAS
3 5 (45.45%) Informatica
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) PVCS
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (18.18%) CRM
6 2 (18.18%) ADSL
6 2 (18.18%) PSTN
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) LiveLink
6 2 (18.18%) BT
6 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) LLU
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (45.45%) SAS
2 2 (18.18%) LiveLink
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) ADSL
1 2 (18.18%) LLU
1 2 (18.18%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (18.18%) PVCS
2 1 (9.09%) ERwin
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) SOA
1 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Informatica
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) BT
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) HP
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