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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 115 87 103
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +16
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.34% 1.23% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.65% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 7
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£350 £325 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -38.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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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
2034 1692 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 76.64% 74.60% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1022 859
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 69
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 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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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 -27 4 £350 +6.46% 4
South Yorkshire +2 1 - -
North Yorkshire -9 1 £350 +20.68%
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) ISEB
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) QA
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Ajax
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) Toad
5 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) MySQL
6 2 (10.53%) CSS

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) VLAN
1 1 (5.26%) DVB
1 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Adabas
3 1 (5.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Toad
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Spatial Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Spatial Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Integration Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) jQuery
1 3 (15.79%) Ajax
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) LAMP
2 2 (10.53%) MooTools
2 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.26%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
1 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
1 1 (5.26%) IPTV
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) GIS
1 1 (5.26%) MPEG
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
1 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 3 (15.79%) Test Management
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
3 3 (15.79%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VBA
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) COBOL
4 1 (5.26%) REXX
4 1 (5.26%) Tcl
4 1 (5.26%) NATURAL
4 1 (5.26%) JCL
4 1 (5.26%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy