Period
to 26 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 May 2019 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
England > North West
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 183 174
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 -12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 34 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.69% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 23
North West median daily rate £388 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £328 £375 £325
90th Percentile £481 £483 £550
England median daily rate £425 £450 £415
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% +7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
North West median hourly rate £52.00 - £53.00
England median hourly rate £52.00 £41.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year +24.55% +62.14% -47.72%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,399 5,082 4,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.58% 86.55% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,843 3,197 2,838
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £241
90th Percentile £619 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 246 200
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £23.20 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.65% -34.65% +9.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £50.46 £51.25 £53.00
England median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.42% +8.28%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the North West

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in the North West

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 26 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in the North West

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in the North West

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 26 May 2019. 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
Cheshire +11 13 £400 -9.76% 2
Manchester +13 10 £413 -2.94%
Lancashire - 7 £388 -
Cumbria +9 4 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 16 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Performance Testing
3 8 (23.53%) TDD
3 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (23.53%) BDD
4 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (20.59%) Gherkin
4 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Deployment Automation
4 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.59%) HP
4 7 (20.59%) ISEB
4 7 (20.59%) Python
5 6 (17.65%) Linux
5 6 (17.65%) C#
5 6 (17.65%) .NET
5 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (17.65%) .NET Core
5 6 (17.65%) HP ALM
5 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (17.65%) Microservices
5 6 (17.65%) Docker
5 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (14.71%) Public Cloud

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.82%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 4 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Selenium
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (8.82%) Law
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Manager
3 7 (20.59%) Developer
4 6 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Developer
4 6 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Assurance Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Gherkin
2 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) .NET Core
3 3 (8.82%) J2EE
3 3 (8.82%) JSON
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) Kafka
5 1 (2.94%) Middleware
5 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.94%) REST
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) Spring
5 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Public Cloud
2 4 (11.76%) Smart Meter
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Performance Testing
3 8 (23.53%) BDD
3 8 (23.53%) TDD
3 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Deployment Automation
4 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Microservices
6 5 (14.71%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) People Management
8 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
8 3 (8.82%) Defect Management
8 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
8 3 (8.82%) Test Management
8 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Python
2 6 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.59%) ISEB
3 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (14.71%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP ALM
2 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (8.82%) EnCase
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) HP
2 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
2 5 (14.71%) SAP
3 3 (8.82%) Cellebrite
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) hybris
4 2 (5.88%) Remedy