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 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 109 111 122
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.37% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.54% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 13
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£235 £501 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.04% +66.83%
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
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
1802 1666 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.90% 74.57% 73.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 911 1062
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 75 52
Average hourly rate £15.39 £38.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.03% +123.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
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 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 29 August 2014.

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 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
West Yorkshire +6 8 £235 -46.28% 5
South Yorkshire +3 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 3 (17.65%) OLAP
5 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
5 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 3 (17.65%) SAS
5 3 (17.65%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) Toad
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Base SAS
5 3 (17.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (11.76%) V-Model
6 2 (11.76%) Ajax
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (17.65%) SAS
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) DVB
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
1 1 (5.88%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) OLAP
1 3 (17.65%) Base SAS
1 3 (17.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Toad
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SAS Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SAS BI Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Spatial Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Spatial Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Integration Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) Ajax
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) IPTV
2 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.88%) Video on Demand
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) Test Management
2 3 (17.65%) Predictive Modelling
2 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
2 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
2 3 (17.65%) Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
2 3 (17.65%) ETL
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) EAM
3 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 2 (11.76%) V-Model
3 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Informatica