The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 83 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 1.13% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 1.33% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 8
Median daily rate £350 £475 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +60.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £363 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £483 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-78.00% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1108 1502 1158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.38% 84.81% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 879 696
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 41 31
Median hourly rate £22.90 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.37% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (18.18%) SOLID
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Mockito
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Release Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior BizTalk Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) J2SE
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) BDD
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos
3 1 (9.09%) SAP