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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 130 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.39% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.53% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 15
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£288 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £237 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £307 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%
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
2367 2069 2095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.37% 72.47% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1013 1069
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 124 89
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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 -9 5 £281 +2.27% 5
Lancashire -17 2 £331 +10.41%
Cheshire +5 1 £320 - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 5 (19.23%) Finance
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Retail
5 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.54%) QA
6 3 (11.54%) Selenium
6 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) ISEB
6 3 (11.54%) .NET
7 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.69%) C#
7 2 (7.69%) HTML
7 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.69%) CSS
7 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (7.69%) ETL
7 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.69%) Star Schema

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) AquaLogic
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) ResourceLink
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Intranet
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.85%) Ant
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) Toad
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (7.69%) HTML5
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.85%) EJB
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.85%) IVR
1 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Test Management
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Stress Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.69%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.69%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) ETL
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (7.69%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) BEA
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
Manchester, Lancashire
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