The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 143 125 119
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 20 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.85% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 6
Median daily rate £343 £260 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.73% -11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £321 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+203.64% -67.06%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3041 2840 2333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.07% 76.92% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1919 1679 1251
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 97
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 9 £325 +19.26% 3
Lancashire -5 4 - -
Merseyside -2 3 £325 - 1
Cheshire -5 3 £475 +52.00%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 North West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 25 (35.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.39%) Oracle
3 22 (30.99%) SQL
4 21 (29.58%) Finance
5 17 (23.94%) XML
6 16 (22.54%) Java
6 16 (22.54%) Regression Testing
7 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
8 14 (19.72%) Project Management
8 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
8 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
9 13 (18.31%) ISEB
10 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
10 12 (16.90%) ERP
10 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
10 12 (16.90%) HTML
10 12 (16.90%) PL/SQL
10 12 (16.90%) CSS
10 12 (16.90%) JSP
10 12 (16.90%) Web Services
10 12 (16.90%) JBoss
10 12 (16.90%) Ajax
10 12 (16.90%) ISTQB
10 12 (16.90%) ATG
10 12 (16.90%) ATG Dynamo
10 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
10 12 (16.90%) Functional Testing
11 11 (15.49%) SDLC
11 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (16.90%) ATG Dynamo
1 12 (16.90%) JBoss
2 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle UPK
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (7.04%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.41%) CICS
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (7.04%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.82%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Skype
2 4 (5.63%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.41%) DVB
3 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.82%) DB2
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Ant
1 8 (11.27%) Maven
2 5 (7.04%) PeopleTools
3 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.41%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.41%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Military
2 4 (5.63%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Test Analyst
3 14 (19.72%) Developer
4 12 (16.90%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Leader
6 5 (7.04%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.63%) C Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Python Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) SDLC Business Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) UML Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) UML Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) XML
2 12 (16.90%) Ajax
2 12 (16.90%) CSS
2 12 (16.90%) HTML
2 12 (16.90%) JSP
2 12 (16.90%) Web Services
3 4 (5.63%) .NET
4 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.04%) Fat Client
1 5 (7.04%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) DTV
3 1 (1.41%) iPad
3 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Windows Server
2 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.41%) MVS
5 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (22.54%) Regression Testing
4 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
4 14 (19.72%) Project Management
4 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
5 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
5 12 (16.90%) ERP
5 12 (16.90%) Functional Testing
6 11 (15.49%) CRM
6 11 (15.49%) SDLC
7 10 (14.08%) Test Scripting
7 10 (14.08%) Time Management
7 10 (14.08%) Unit Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Business Analysis
8 9 (12.68%) Migration
9 8 (11.27%) Defect Management
9 8 (11.27%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.86%) UML
11 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) SQL
2 16 (22.54%) Java
3 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.90%) PL/SQL
4 5 (7.04%) PeopleCode
4 5 (7.04%) Python
4 5 (7.04%) SQR
5 4 (5.63%) C
5 4 (5.63%) C++
6 3 (4.23%) C#
7 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) ISEB
2 12 (16.90%) ISTQB
2 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
3 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) GMP
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) vSphere
3 1 (1.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Oracle
2 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.90%) ATG
4 10 (14.08%) PeopleSoft
5 9 (12.68%) SAP
6 8 (11.27%) VMware
7 5 (7.04%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (5.63%) Citrix
8 4 (5.63%) Endeca
8 4 (5.63%) IFS
9 2 (2.82%) CA
9 2 (2.82%) HP
10 1 (1.41%) AppSense
10 1 (1.41%) Cisco
10 1 (1.41%) Facebook
10 1 (1.41%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.41%) IBM
10 1 (1.41%) Twitter
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago