The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 123 112 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.52% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.65% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Average daily rate £381 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £463 £375
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 £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2345 1999 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.58% 80.09% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1379 995
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 42 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
West Yorkshire -4 9 £375 +36.36% 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 28 (70.00%) Finance
2 20 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 20 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 19 (47.50%) SQL
4 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
5 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 14 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (32.50%) T-SQL
7 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
7 13 (32.50%) Regression Testing
8 12 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (27.50%) Visual Studio
10 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (20.00%) TDD
13 7 (17.50%) SOA
13 7 (17.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 7 (17.50%) Gherkin
13 7 (17.50%) Kanban
14 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
14 6 (15.00%) Selenium
14 6 (15.00%) JIRA
14 6 (15.00%) Project Management
15 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
15 5 (12.50%) Informatica
16 4 (10.00%) SAS
16 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) ADSL
1 3 (7.50%) LLU
1 3 (7.50%) PSTN
2 1 (2.50%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.00%) Star Schema
6 1 (2.50%) Base SAS
6 1 (2.50%) QlikView
6 1 (2.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (27.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.00%) JIRA
3 6 (15.00%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.50%) ERwin
General
1 28 (70.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Analyst
2 22 (55.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Data Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) SQL Data Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.50%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) ETL Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Informatica Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Informatica ETL Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Cognos Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) SAS Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) SAS Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Systems Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.50%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
3 3 (7.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 20 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (32.50%) Regression Testing
3 13 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (20.00%) TDD
6 7 (17.50%) Kanban
6 7 (17.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (17.50%) SOA
7 6 (15.00%) Project Management
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.00%) Migration
8 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.50%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (7.50%) Line Management
9 3 (7.50%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) SDLC
9 3 (7.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
1 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Informatica
3 3 (7.50%) BT
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Cognos
4 1 (2.50%) Sitecore