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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 87 93 108
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.47% 0.32% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.41% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Average daily rate
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£235 £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.28% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £308 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £568 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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
1316 1206 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.32% 77.96% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 646 798
Average daily rate £355 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 33
Average hourly rate £11.43 £31.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.14% +103.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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
Leeds -2 4 £305 -30.28% 5
Bradford - 1 £355 -
Wetherby - - - -
System Testing
Yorkshire

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
1 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
3 3 (23.08%) OLAP
3 3 (23.08%) SAS
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Base SAS
3 3 (23.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (15.38%) V-Model
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Remedy
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle EDQ

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (23.08%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DVB
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
1 1 (7.69%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) OLAP
1 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
1 3 (23.08%) Base SAS
1 3 (23.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Toad
1 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (23.08%) SAS Developer
2 3 (23.08%) SAS BI Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Integration Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) MPEG
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) IPTV
1 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
1 1 (7.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Tcl
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica