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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / North West
Rank 125 123 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.88% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 1.09% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 13
Median daily rate £525 £373 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.93% +26.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £306 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £483 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £34.47
% change year-on-year
- +45.05%

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
2102 3133 2416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 99
Median hourly rate £37.25 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Merseyside -1 3 £650 +100.00% 3
Manchester -4 3 £338 -19.88% 2
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
3 10 (34.48%) CRM
3 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
5 8 (27.59%) Records Management
6 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.69%) SAP
7 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (20.69%) ETL
7 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (17.24%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (17.24%) Migration
8 5 (17.24%) Cognos
8 5 (17.24%) ETL Development
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (13.79%) ERP
9 4 (13.79%) Java
9 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
10 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) .NET
10 3 (10.34%) Oracle
10 3 (10.34%) ITIL

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 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.24%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (6.90%) MS Project
4 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.45%) MS Access
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) JMeter
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Test Leader
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Cognos BI Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Cognos Developer
4 5 (17.24%) SAP BI Developer
4 5 (17.24%) SAP Developer
4 5 (17.24%) SQL BI Developer
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.34%) IFS Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Banking Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) CRM Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.90%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) EDI
2 1 (3.45%) EDIFACT
2 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) CRM
3 8 (27.59%) Records Management
4 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (20.69%) ETL
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (17.24%) ETL Development
6 5 (17.24%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) ERP
7 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.34%) High Availability
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.90%) Kanban
9 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Project Governance
9 2 (6.90%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) SAP
3 5 (17.24%) Cognos
4 3 (10.34%) IFS
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) Teradata
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