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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 120 130 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 44 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 0.69% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.90% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 4
Median daily rate £423 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
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
3294 3016 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.62% 77.59% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 1667 1222
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 146 126
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £25.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £60.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -4 23 £500 +53.84% 9
Cheshire - 12 £448 - 1
Merseyside +2 8 £363 +64.77%
Lancashire +4 1 £213 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 32 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.50%) Oracle
3 21 (26.25%) SQL
3 21 (26.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (23.75%) XML
4 19 (23.75%) Project Management
5 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
6 16 (20.00%) SDLC
6 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 15 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 14 (17.50%) HTML
9 13 (16.25%) Java
9 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
9 13 (16.25%) C++
9 13 (16.25%) CSS
9 13 (16.25%) JSP
9 13 (16.25%) Web Services
9 13 (16.25%) JBoss
9 13 (16.25%) E-Commerce
9 13 (16.25%) Finance
9 13 (16.25%) ATG
9 13 (16.25%) ATG Dynamo
9 13 (16.25%) TDD
9 13 (16.25%) Ajax
10 12 (15.00%) Information Security
10 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
10 12 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 12 (15.00%) ERP
10 12 (15.00%) Bluetooth

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 13 (16.25%) ATG Dynamo
1 13 (16.25%) JBoss
2 5 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle UPK
2 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.25%) CICS
3 1 (1.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.25%) SAS
3 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (6.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 2 (2.50%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) Bluetooth
2 5 (6.25%) Skype
3 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.50%) DB2
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Ant
1 9 (11.25%) Maven
2 5 (6.25%) PeopleTools
3 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.25%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.25%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.25%) JDeveloper
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.25%) Toad
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Retail
3 4 (5.00%) Military
4 3 (3.75%) Billing
5 2 (2.50%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Law
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (31.25%) Analyst
2 21 (26.25%) Developer
3 13 (16.25%) Business Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) Java Developer
4 11 (13.75%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Python Software Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.25%) SDLC Business Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.00%) Business Change Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.00%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) XML
2 14 (17.50%) HTML
3 13 (16.25%) Ajax
3 13 (16.25%) CSS
3 13 (16.25%) JSP
3 13 (16.25%) Web Services
4 4 (5.00%) .NET
5 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 5 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.25%) iPad
3 1 (1.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Windows Server
2 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.50%) Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (23.75%) Project Management
4 16 (20.00%) SDLC
5 15 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 13 (16.25%) E-Commerce
6 13 (16.25%) TDD
7 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
7 12 (15.00%) ERP
7 12 (15.00%) Information Security
7 12 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 12 (15.00%) UML
8 11 (13.75%) Computer Forensics
8 11 (13.75%) CRM
8 11 (13.75%) Functional Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (12.50%) Time Management
9 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 9 (11.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) SQL
2 13 (16.25%) C++
2 13 (16.25%) Java
2 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.00%) C
3 12 (15.00%) Python
4 10 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.25%) PeopleCode
5 5 (6.25%) SQR
6 3 (3.75%) C#
7 1 (1.25%) C-shell
7 1 (1.25%) Korn
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.75%) DV Cleared
4 9 (11.25%) ISEB
4 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) GMP
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Oracle
2 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.25%) ATG
4 10 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
5 9 (11.25%) SAP
6 8 (10.00%) VMware
7 5 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (5.00%) Endeca
9 2 (2.50%) CA
9 2 (2.50%) HP
10 1 (1.25%) AppSense
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco
10 1 (1.25%) Facebook
10 1 (1.25%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.25%) IBM
10 1 (1.25%) Twitter
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