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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 124 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.56% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 11
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£320 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £237 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £307 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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
2331 2129 2240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.98% 72.02% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1080 1185
Average daily rate £375 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 22 September 2014. 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 -10 7 £325 +18.18% 4
Cheshire +7 2 £320 - 2
Lancashire -20 2 £331 +10.41%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Retail
3 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
4 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
5 3 (11.11%) HTML
5 3 (11.11%) .NET
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) ISEB
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) QA
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (7.41%) Inmon Methodology
6 2 (7.41%) Data Transformation
6 2 (7.41%) ERD
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.70%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.70%) AquaLogic
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ResourceLink
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Intranet
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.70%) Ant
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Toad
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
1 6 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Service Level Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Master Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (7.41%) HTML5
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.70%) EJB
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) IVR
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Test Management
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Data Management
5 2 (7.41%) UML
5 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) ETL
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) XQuery
4 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) BEA
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
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