Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 77 105
Rank change year-on-year -7 +28 +3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 14 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.08% 0.26% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.30% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 9
Cheshire median daily rate £443 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.28% -14.71% +36.00%
10th Percentile £400 £351 £287
90th Percentile £534 £369 £588
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £16.50
North West median hourly rate - £53.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +221.21% -

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 1,108 988 1,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.30% 84.44% 84.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 685 1,078
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 47 42
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.03 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.57% +50.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.87 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.00 £48.53
North West median hourly rate £21.64 £34.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -36.35% +1.49% +42.55%

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 17 June 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
Chester - 2 £400 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £525 -
Warrington -2 1 - - 1
Winsford - 1 £450 -
System Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 12 (85.71%) Oracle
2 11 (78.57%) Migration
2 11 (78.57%) Data Migration
3 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Business Process Mapping
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (14.29%) Taleo
8 2 (14.29%) Hyperion
8 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) SAP
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 1 (7.14%) Confluence
9 1 (7.14%) Change Control
9 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy

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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (7.14%) HFM
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Cloud
1 2 (14.29%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) DataStage
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Functional Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Payroll Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Taleo Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) Life Science
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Data Migration
1 11 (78.57%) Migration
2 8 (57.14%) Business Process Mapping
2 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Hyperion
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM