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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 125 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 28 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.84% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.07% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 7
Median daily rate £335 £262 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.10% -18.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £394 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+244.12% -67.06%
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
2973 2997 2284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.25% 78.29% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1843 1787 1242
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £572 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 123 97
Median hourly rate £24.00 £38.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.54% +39.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -5 10 £300 -12.72% 2
Cheshire +7 9 £400 +28.00% 4
Lancashire -11 4 - - 2
Merseyside -9 1 £188 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (36.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.73%) Finance
3 22 (29.73%) SQL
4 21 (28.38%) Oracle
4 21 (28.38%) Software Testing
5 19 (25.68%) Regression Testing
5 19 (25.68%) CRM
6 15 (20.27%) Integration Testing
7 14 (18.92%) ISEB
8 13 (17.57%) ISTQB
8 13 (17.57%) SharePoint
8 13 (17.57%) XML
8 13 (17.57%) SAP
9 12 (16.22%) Java
10 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
10 11 (14.86%) Project Management
10 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
11 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
11 10 (13.51%) Time Management
11 10 (13.51%) Unit Testing
11 10 (13.51%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.16%) ERP
12 9 (12.16%) Migration
12 9 (12.16%) Waterfall
13 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
13 8 (10.81%) Performance Testing
13 8 (10.81%) Stress Testing

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 (17.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.81%) ATG Dynamo
2 8 (10.81%) JBoss
3 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle UPK
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (6.76%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.35%) CICS
4 1 (1.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (6.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 5 (6.76%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Skype
2 1 (1.35%) DVB
2 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) DB2
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) PeopleTools
2 4 (5.41%) Ant
2 4 (5.41%) Maven
3 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.35%) CA Gen
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Military
2 4 (5.41%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Billing
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.41%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (5.41%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Cognos Developer
8 3 (4.05%) SAP Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) XML
2 8 (10.81%) Ajax
2 8 (10.81%) CSS
2 8 (10.81%) HTML
2 8 (10.81%) JSP
2 8 (10.81%) Web Services
3 4 (5.41%) .NET
4 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.76%) Fat Client
1 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.76%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.35%) Digital TV
2 1 (1.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Windows
1 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
1 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.70%) Linux
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.38%) Software Testing
4 19 (25.68%) CRM
4 19 (25.68%) Regression Testing
5 15 (20.27%) Integration Testing
6 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
6 11 (14.86%) Project Management
7 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
7 10 (13.51%) Time Management
7 10 (13.51%) Unit Testing
8 9 (12.16%) ERP
8 9 (12.16%) Migration
8 9 (12.16%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.81%) Defect Management
9 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 8 (10.81%) Records Management
9 8 (10.81%) Stress Testing
10 7 (9.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) SQL
2 12 (16.22%) Java
3 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
4 5 (6.76%) PeopleCode
4 5 (6.76%) SQR
5 3 (4.05%) C#
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) ISEB
2 13 (17.57%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) GMP
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) Oracle
3 13 (17.57%) SAP
4 10 (13.51%) PeopleSoft
5 8 (10.81%) ATG
6 7 (9.46%) VMware
7 5 (6.76%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (5.41%) Citrix
8 4 (5.41%) Cognos
8 4 (5.41%) Endeca
8 4 (5.41%) IFS
9 2 (2.70%) CA
9 2 (2.70%) HP
10 1 (1.35%) AppSense
10 1 (1.35%) Cisco
10 1 (1.35%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.35%) IBM
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