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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 142 111 128
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +17
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 46 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 1.11% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.39% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 22 11
Median daily rate £363 £410 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +42.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £217 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 £12.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.99% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £12.35 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+120.64% -52.95%
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
2669 3305 2519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.56% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2013 1494
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 128 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 8 December 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 -26 4 £338 -19.64% 4
Cumbria +10 1 - -
Lancashire -5 1 £388 -8.82% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
3 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (29.73%) Software Testing
4 10 (27.03%) SharePoint
4 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
5 9 (24.32%) SAP
5 9 (24.32%) CRM
5 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (21.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Cognos
6 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (21.62%) ETL
6 8 (21.62%) Finance
6 8 (21.62%) ETL Development
6 8 (21.62%) Records Management
7 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
8 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
8 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.22%) ISEB
8 6 (16.22%) Oracle
9 5 (13.51%) Java
9 5 (13.51%) ERP
9 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (13.51%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS R12

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 (27.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.51%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) JMeter
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (21.62%) SQL BI Developer
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Test Leader
4 7 (18.92%) Cognos BI Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Cognos Developer
4 7 (18.92%) SAP BI Developer
4 7 (18.92%) SAP Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) IFS Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) IFS Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) IFS Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) EDI
2 1 (2.70%) EDIFACT
2 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Software Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (24.32%) CRM
4 8 (21.62%) ETL
4 8 (21.62%) ETL Development
4 8 (21.62%) Records Management
4 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (13.51%) ERP
8 4 (10.81%) Migration
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Stress Testing
9 3 (8.11%) High Availability
10 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
1 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) SAP
3 8 (21.62%) Cognos
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle
5 4 (10.81%) IFS
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix