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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 122 129 101
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Contract jobs citing System Testing 28 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.19% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.26% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 10
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£400 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £331 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +10 17 £325 +23.80% 5
Merseyside - 3 £220 -
Cheshire -7 1 £313 - 4
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 19 (39.58%) UNIX
2 18 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (35.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 17 (35.42%) SAS
3 17 (35.42%) Finance
4 15 (31.25%) Base SAS
5 13 (27.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 13 (27.08%) Data Extraction
5 13 (27.08%) Mainframe
5 13 (27.08%) IBM
6 12 (25.00%) QA
7 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
8 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
8 10 (20.83%) Integration Testing
9 9 (18.75%) SQL
9 9 (18.75%) Regression Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Validation
10 8 (16.67%) Migration
10 8 (16.67%) Oracle
10 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 8 (16.67%) Data Analysis
11 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.58%) .NET
11 7 (14.58%) REXX
12 6 (12.50%) TDD
12 6 (12.50%) Degree
13 5 (10.42%) Project Management
13 5 (10.42%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 17 (35.42%) SAS
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.08%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 15 (31.25%) Base SAS
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.08%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Selenium
1 4 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.33%) Hudson
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 2 (4.17%) Local Government
5 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Analyst
2 16 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) SAS Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Designer
6 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 4 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) PHP Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.25%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.08%) E-Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) LAMP
2 4 (8.33%) Symfony
2 4 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
2 4 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Mainframe
1 13 (27.08%) IBM Mainframe
1 13 (27.08%) Data Extraction
2 4 (8.33%) iSeries
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) UNIX
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Integration Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
4 9 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Validation
5 8 (16.67%) Migration
5 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 8 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 6 (12.50%) TDD
7 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 4 (8.33%) MVC
8 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.25%) Dependency Management
9 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) REXX
3 4 (8.33%) PHP
4 3 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (2.08%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) Degree
3 5 (10.42%) ISEB
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) IBM
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
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