Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 178 161
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17 +14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 37 29 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.48% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.57% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 56
North West median daily rate £438 £375 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.91% +41.82%
10th Percentile £325 £324 £263
90th Percentile £489 £497 £488
England median daily rate £425 £404 £388
% change year-on-year +5.30% +4.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
North West median hourly rate - £20.50 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +65.99% -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £27.25 £14.95
% change year-on-year -30.28% +82.27% -54.00%

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 4,431 5,102 6,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.28% 84.53% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 3,304 4,214
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.72% +2.09% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.93 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Manchester +6 16 £425 +13.33% 4
Cheshire +8 15 £438 +14.38% 3
Cumbria -3 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 14 (37.84%) Taleo
2 13 (35.14%) Oracle
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Data Mapping
3 12 (32.43%) Sequence Diagram
4 10 (27.03%) Data Migration
4 10 (27.03%) Migration
5 8 (21.62%) SQL
5 8 (21.62%) Business Process Mapping
6 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
6 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.22%) PL/SQL
7 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.51%) Finance
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
7 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (10.81%) SDLC
8 4 (10.81%) Test Management
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.11%) QA
9 3 (8.11%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (8.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 2 (5.41%) Dependency Management

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 (2.70%) JBoss
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (2.70%) HFM
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Taleo
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.70%) C++Builder
2 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Gradle
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) JUnit
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Consultant
2 12 (32.43%) Taleo Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Cloud Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Functional Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Programme Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Programme Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Test Programme Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Developer
8 1 (2.70%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) RESTful
2 1 (2.70%) Spring
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Data Mapping
1 12 (32.43%) Sequence Diagram
1 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (27.03%) Data Migration
2 10 (27.03%) Migration
3 8 (21.62%) Business Process Mapping
4 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.81%) SDLC
6 4 (10.81%) Test Management
7 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.41%) Project Management
8 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Hyperion
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Embarcadero
3 1 (2.70%) Pegasus
3 1 (2.70%) Sophos