Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 179 162
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 +14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 27 44 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.64% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.77% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 42
North West median daily rate £420 £360 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.93% +27.73%
10th Percentile £248 £275 £220
90th Percentile £495 £416 £450
England median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +65.99% -
England median hourly rate £32.75 £38.25 £12.35
% change year-on-year -14.38% +209.72% -62.00%

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 4593 5726 6975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.84% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3694 4234
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 166 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.13 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Manchester +18 14 £425 +41.67% 2
Cheshire +7 7 £363 -9.38%
Merseyside +3 1 - -
Cumbria -3 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 9 (33.33%) Taleo
1 9 (33.33%) Data Mapping
1 9 (33.33%) Sequence Diagram
2 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
3 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) QA
4 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.11%) SDLC
5 3 (11.11%) ISEB
5 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Finance
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
6 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) SAP
6 2 (7.41%) UML
6 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
6 2 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) OPENHousing
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Taleo
2 1 (3.70%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) C++Builder
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Consultant
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Taleo Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Collaboration Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) SAP SCM Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Data Mapping
1 9 (33.33%) Sequence Diagram
2 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) SDLC
5 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (7.41%) UML
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Capita
2 1 (3.70%) Embarcadero
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Pegasus