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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 110 123 107
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing System Testing 36 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.36% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 4
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£400 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £313 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.28%
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
2483 1939 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.96% 72.22% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1005 818
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 115 87
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.62 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Manchester +4 18 £300 +9.09% 11
Lancashire - 7 £413 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £275 - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (39.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (31.37%) Finance
3 15 (29.41%) UNIX
4 14 (27.45%) SQL
4 14 (27.45%) Integration Testing
5 13 (25.49%) SAS
5 13 (25.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 12 (23.53%) QA
7 11 (21.57%) Unit Testing
7 11 (21.57%) Base SAS
7 11 (21.57%) Oracle
8 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
8 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
9 9 (17.65%) Mainframe
9 9 (17.65%) IBM
9 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 9 (17.65%) Data Extraction
9 9 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
11 7 (13.73%) Validation
11 7 (13.73%) Migration
11 7 (13.73%) Data Analysis
11 7 (13.73%) .NET
12 6 (11.76%) REXX
12 6 (11.76%) TDD
12 6 (11.76%) Selenium
12 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Degree
12 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (25.49%) SAS
2 4 (7.84%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.96%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 11 (21.57%) Base SAS
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.96%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Selenium
2 4 (7.84%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.84%) Hudson
2 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 3 (5.88%) Back Office
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.92%) Billing
4 2 (3.92%) Local Government
5 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Analyst
2 19 (37.25%) Test Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Designer
4 6 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 6 (11.76%) SAS Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) LAMP
2 4 (7.84%) Symfony
2 4 (7.84%) CodeIgniter
2 4 (7.84%) RESTful
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
1 9 (17.65%) Data Extraction
1 9 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.84%) iSeries
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) UNIX
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (27.45%) Integration Testing
3 11 (21.57%) Unit Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.73%) Validation
7 7 (13.73%) Migration
7 7 (13.73%) Data Analysis
8 6 (11.76%) TDD
8 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.84%) MVC
10 4 (7.84%) Project Management
11 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.92%) Systems Analysis
12 2 (3.92%) ERP
12 2 (3.92%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) REXX
3 4 (7.84%) PHP
4 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) Java
6 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.96%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
1 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) ISEB
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) VCP4
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.96%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
3 9 (17.65%) IBM
4 5 (9.80%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
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