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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 101 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 12 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.60% 0.63% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.81% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
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£300 £450 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £450 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year
- -13.31%
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
1674 1359 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.57% 77.70% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 935 501
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +17.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £15.05 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £29.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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
Leeds -11 6 £288 -36.11% 5
Bradford - 4 £325 -
System Testing
Yorkshire

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 6 (30.00%) C#
5 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) ISEB
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Management
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) QA
8 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (15.00%) SOA
8 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (15.00%) Web Services
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.00%) Subversion

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) XMLSpy
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) VB Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) VB Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Author
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) ADO
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) XSD
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) CAML
4 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) SOA
7 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Management
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) ETL
8 2 (10.00%) RUP
8 2 (10.00%) ERP
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
9 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VB
4 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.00%) VB6
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica
3 1 (5.00%) Apple
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