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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / North West
Rank 128 126 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.89% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 1.08% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 16
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-78.00% +33.33%

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
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 0 5 £350 -26.31% 1
Merseyside -4 3 £650 +100.00% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 3 (20.00%) High Availability
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) MS Project
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
3 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Mockito
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Banking Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (13.33%) CRM Manager
3 2 (13.33%) CRM Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Manual Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (6.67%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) J2SE
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Data Management
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata