Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 81 85
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +24
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.57% 0.53% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.62% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £420 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +9.80% +44.34%
10th Percentile £402 £212 £330
90th Percentile £454 £446 £410
North West median daily rate £405 £431 £368
% change year-on-year -6.09% +17.35% -11.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +108.00% +21.95% +65.99%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,059 1,124 1,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.82% 84.45% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 818 851
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £235
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 34 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.17 £20.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -19.72% +13.35%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.60 £36.75 £42.48
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year -16.93% +18.19% -23.11%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Cheshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Cheshire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Cheshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 5 £403 -
Chester +2 1 £450 +157.14%
System Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) JUnit
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
1 6 (85.71%) CRM
1 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 6 (85.71%) JMeter
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
1 6 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Problem Management
1 6 (85.71%) Integration Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
1 6 (85.71%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) BrowserStack
4 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
4 3 (42.86%) ZAP BI
4 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
4 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (42.86%) OWASP

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
1 6 (85.71%) JMeter
1 6 (85.71%) JUnit
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Automation Tester
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 4 (57.14%) QA Automation Tester
2 4 (57.14%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) CRM
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
1 6 (85.71%) Integration Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Problem Management
1 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) OWASP
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle