The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 June 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 130 126
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.54% 0.64% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.74% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 11
Median daily rate £423 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £408 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +4.00% +203.64%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1709 2439 2445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.35% 86.46% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 1694 1708
Median daily rate £413 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £565 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 53
Median hourly rate £15.93 £15.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -12.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £23.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Yorkshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in Yorkshire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Yorkshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
West Yorkshire +11 8 £385 +6.20% 2
South Yorkshire +6 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 8 (61.54%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) Solaris
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Sun
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) High Availability
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
5 2 (15.38%) ETL Development
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (15.38%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (15.38%) StreamWeaver
2 1 (7.69%) LiveCycle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) DataStage
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) DataStage Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) DataStage Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Senior DataStage Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) OAT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) High Availability
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) ETL Development
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
1 1 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Cobbler
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Sun
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) CyberArk