The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 105 98
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.15% 0.36% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.43% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Median daily rate £423 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.66% +30.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.92% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1139 1619 1575
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 85.13% 82.86% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 1135 1008
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 40
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in West Yorkshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in West Yorkshire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in West Yorkshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Halifax - 2 £423 -
System Testing
Yorkshire

System Testing
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) StreamWeaver
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PHP

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (50.00%) StreamWeaver
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft