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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 123 129 124
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 40 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 3
Average daily rate
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£409 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.73% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £339 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £329 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
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
3466 2318 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.84% 74.18% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2129 1288 1045
Average daily rate £413 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 102 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +1 22 £425 +36.00% 6
Lancashire +1 10 £396 +37.82%
Merseyside 0 7 - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) UNIX
3 20 (32.79%) MS Excel
3 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
4 18 (29.51%) SAS
5 16 (26.23%) Base SAS
5 16 (26.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 13 (21.31%) Waterfall
6 13 (21.31%) ETL
7 12 (19.67%) Finance
7 12 (19.67%) Migration
7 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
8 11 (18.03%) SOAP
9 9 (14.75%) IBM
9 9 (14.75%) Project Management
9 9 (14.75%) Mainframe
9 9 (14.75%) Validation
9 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
9 9 (14.75%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (14.75%) Data Extraction
10 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
10 8 (13.11%) Node.js
10 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
10 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
10 8 (13.11%) jQuery
10 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (13.11%) SAML
10 8 (13.11%) XML
10 8 (13.11%) XSD
10 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 18 (29.51%) SAS
2 8 (13.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (32.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) ADSL
1 1 (1.64%) Broadband
1 1 (1.64%) PSTN
1 1 (1.64%) WAN
1 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
1 1 (1.64%) LLU
1 1 (1.64%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) Base SAS
1 16 (26.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (9.84%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
1 8 (13.11%) Eclipse
1 8 (13.11%) Jasmine
1 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
1 8 (13.11%) Grunt
1 8 (13.11%) Karma Test Runner
1 8 (13.11%) Sublime Text
1 8 (13.11%) Bower
1 8 (13.11%) GitLab
1 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.48%) TestDirector
3 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Analyst
2 18 (29.51%) Test Analyst
2 18 (29.51%) Developer
3 13 (21.31%) SAS Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Tester
5 8 (13.11%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (11.48%) SAS Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Teradata Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Test Leader
9 4 (6.56%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Systems Tester
10 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Systems Test Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Systems Analyst
11 1 (1.64%) Analyst Programmer
11 1 (1.64%) Programmer
11 1 (1.64%) Senior Analyst
11 1 (1.64%) .NET Developer
11 1 (1.64%) Software Developer
11 1 (1.64%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) SOAP
2 8 (13.11%) XML
2 8 (13.11%) XSD
2 8 (13.11%) WSDL
2 8 (13.11%) SAML
2 8 (13.11%) jQuery
2 8 (13.11%) HTML
2 8 (13.11%) CSS
2 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
3 7 (11.48%) HTML5
4 1 (1.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) IBM Mainframe
1 9 (14.75%) Data Extraction
1 9 (14.75%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.64%) Life Science
2 1 (1.64%) NHS
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) UNIX
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.31%) ETL
2 13 (21.31%) Waterfall
3 12 (19.67%) Migration
3 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
4 9 (14.75%) Validation
4 9 (14.75%) Project Management
4 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
5 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (11.48%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (11.48%) V-Model
6 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (11.48%) Data Analysis
7 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
7 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.84%) Data Transformation
8 5 (8.20%) ITIL
9 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
1 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) REXX
3 3 (4.92%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) ISEB
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) IBM
3 7 (11.48%) Teradata
4 6 (9.84%) Tableau
4 6 (9.84%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (9.84%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Dell
5 1 (1.64%) Informatica
5 1 (1.64%) BT
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) Xamarin
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