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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 120 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 25 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.50% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.68% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 4
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£260 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £278 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £410 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -9 10 £273 -7.23% 7
Lancashire - 6 £250 -
Merseyside -9 5 - -
Cheshire -3 2 £313 - 2
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 21 (35.59%) UNIX
2 17 (28.81%) SAS
2 17 (28.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (25.42%) Base SAS
4 15 (25.42%) Finance
5 13 (22.03%) IBM
5 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
5 13 (22.03%) Mainframe
5 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
5 13 (22.03%) IBM Mainframe
5 13 (22.03%) QA
5 13 (22.03%) Data Extraction
5 13 (22.03%) Migration
6 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
6 10 (16.95%) Test Strategy
7 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
7 9 (15.25%) SQL
8 8 (13.56%) Project Management
8 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
9 7 (11.86%) V-Model
9 7 (11.86%) REXX
9 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
9 7 (11.86%) ISEB
9 7 (11.86%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.86%) SDLC
10 6 (10.17%) Windows
10 6 (10.17%) ITIL
10 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (28.81%) SAS
2 4 (6.78%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Broadband
1 1 (1.69%) WAN
1 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
1 1 (1.69%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 15 (25.42%) Base SAS
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Selenium
1 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
1 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.78%) Hudson
1 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Local Government
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Test Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Tester
5 7 (11.86%) SAS Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Designer
6 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
7 5 (8.47%) Test Manager
8 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) PHP Developer
8 4 (6.78%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Systems Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Teradata Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
11 1 (1.69%) Senior Test Analyst
11 1 (1.69%) Team Leader
11 1 (1.69%) Oracle Consultant
11 1 (1.69%) Consultant
11 1 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) LAMP
2 4 (6.78%) Symfony
2 4 (6.78%) CodeIgniter
2 4 (6.78%) RESTful
3 3 (5.08%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) IBM Mainframe
1 13 (22.03%) Data Extraction
1 13 (22.03%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.78%) iSeries
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Life Science
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) UNIX
2 6 (10.17%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.78%) Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (22.03%) Migration
4 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
4 10 (16.95%) Test Strategy
5 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
6 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
6 8 (13.56%) Project Management
7 7 (11.86%) Regression Testing
7 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
7 7 (11.86%) V-Model
7 7 (11.86%) SDLC
8 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.17%) Validation
8 6 (10.17%) ITIL
9 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.47%) MVC
9 5 (8.47%) TDD
10 4 (6.78%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) REXX
3 4 (6.78%) PHP
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISEB
2 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.47%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) IBM
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Teradata
4 3 (5.08%) Tableau
4 3 (5.08%) Business Objects
4 3 (5.08%) Cognos
4 3 (5.08%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (3.39%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Dell
6 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
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