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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 69 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.81% 1.20% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.79% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.38% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +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
568 224 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.86% 67.07% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 117 138
Average daily rate £360 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 22 19
Average hourly rate £22.15 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.20 £7.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 19 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle