Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 177 156
Rank change year-on-year +2 -21 +12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 40 21 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.38% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.46% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 61
North West median daily rate £438 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £353 £325 £306
90th Percentile £466 £600 £500
England median daily rate £450 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +9.49% +2.75% +9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £16.50
England median hourly rate £44.75 £11.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +306.82% -74.71% +24.29%

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 4,915 4,585 6,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.15% 83.52% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 2,873 3,947
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 186 241
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +7.69% +44.44%
10th Percentile £11.52 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.64 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +11.52%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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
Cheshire - 17 £449 - 7
Manchester -12 16 £400 +14.29% 4
Cumbria - 2 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 North West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (40.00%) Oracle
3 14 (35.00%) Migration
3 14 (35.00%) Data Migration
4 11 (27.50%) Taleo
4 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 11 (27.50%) Business Process Mapping
5 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
6 7 (17.50%) Data Mapping
6 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
6 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
6 7 (17.50%) Sequence Diagram
7 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 4 (10.00%) Test Management
9 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.00%) Finance
9 4 (10.00%) SAP
10 3 (7.50%) SMS
10 3 (7.50%) ISEB
10 3 (7.50%) Workflow
10 3 (7.50%) Scrum
10 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.50%) QA
10 3 (7.50%) Oracle Fusion

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 1 (2.50%) JBoss
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.50%) HFM
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.50%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Taleo
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) SMS
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) DataStage
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.50%) C++Builder
2 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Gradle
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) Taleo Consultant
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Functional Consultant
4 7 (17.50%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Programme Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Test Programme Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.50%) Antivirus Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) IT Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Migration Specialist
9 1 (2.50%) SAP Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (5.00%) RESTful
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
3 1 (2.50%) Spring
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.50%) Life Science
2 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Unix
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Data Migration
2 14 (35.00%) Migration
3 11 (27.50%) Business Process Mapping
4 7 (17.50%) Data Mapping
4 7 (17.50%) Sequence Diagram
4 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
5 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.00%) Test Management
8 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.50%) Scrum
8 3 (7.50%) SDLC
8 3 (7.50%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.50%) Workflow
9 2 (5.00%) Coaching
9 2 (5.00%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C++
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) ISEB
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (5.00%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.50%) Embarcadero
4 1 (2.50%) JDA
4 1 (2.50%) RedPrairie
4 1 (2.50%) Sophos