The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 108 99 88
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.39% 0.51% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.61% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Average daily rate £381 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
System Testing
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1669 1475 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.14% 83.71% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1037 736
Average daily rate £400 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £21.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.90 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £36.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Leeds -2 6 £375 +97.36% 3
Bradford - 2 £388 -
System Testing
Yorkshire

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 17 (70.83%) SQL
2 16 (66.67%) Finance
3 13 (54.17%) Regression Testing
3 13 (54.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
4 12 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 12 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 12 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (45.83%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (41.67%) Visual Studio
6 10 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (16.67%) .NET
8 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.50%) CSS
9 3 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (12.50%) SOA
9 3 (12.50%) C#
9 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.50%) Test Management
9 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
10 2 (8.33%) ISTQB

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) ADSL
1 1 (4.17%) LLU
1 1 (4.17%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (45.83%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Base SAS
4 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.17%) QlikView
4 1 (4.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 14 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Data Analyst
4 8 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Data Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) ETL Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Informatica Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Informatica ETL Developer
8 1 (4.17%) QlikView Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) SAS Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) SAS Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
8 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Telephony Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
1 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Regression Testing
1 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
2 12 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 12 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (12.50%) SOA
5 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) ERP
7 1 (4.17%) ETL
7 1 (4.17%) MVC
7 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) BT
2 1 (4.17%) Cognos
2 1 (4.17%) Informatica
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Sitecore