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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 82 79 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 23 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.27% 1.03% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.35% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 4
Average daily rate £500 £325 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +20.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
- -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
System Testing
North West

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
1481 1262 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.55% 76.53% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 677 541
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 39
Average hourly rate £18.49 £15.50 £17.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.30% -10.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.00 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Project Management
3 13 (27.66%) C++
3 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (27.66%) SDLC
4 12 (25.53%) Business Analysis
4 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
4 12 (25.53%) C
4 12 (25.53%) TDD
4 12 (25.53%) Information Security
4 12 (25.53%) UML
4 12 (25.53%) Python
4 12 (25.53%) ERP
4 12 (25.53%) Bluetooth
5 11 (23.40%) Computer Forensics
5 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
5 11 (23.40%) DV Cleared
6 10 (21.28%) Time Management
6 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Unit Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
6 10 (21.28%) Oracle
6 10 (21.28%) PeopleSoft
7 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
8 8 (17.02%) CRM
8 8 (17.02%) SQL
9 7 (14.89%) Finance
9 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.77%) Retail
10 6 (12.77%) Use Case

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (2.13%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (10.64%) PeopleSoft HCM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (4.26%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) PeopleTools
2 1 (2.13%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Business Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) C Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Python Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.64%) SDLC Business Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Leader
7 4 (8.51%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Business Change Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Business Change Business Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) UML Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.13%) iPad
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) MVS
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Project Management
3 13 (27.66%) SDLC
3 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (25.53%) Business Analysis
4 12 (25.53%) ERP
4 12 (25.53%) Information Security
4 12 (25.53%) TDD
4 12 (25.53%) UML
5 11 (23.40%) Computer Forensics
6 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
6 10 (21.28%) Time Management
6 10 (21.28%) Unit Testing
7 8 (17.02%) CRM
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Use Case
10 5 (10.64%) BPEL
11 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) C++
2 12 (25.53%) C
2 12 (25.53%) Python
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 5 (10.64%) PeopleCode
4 5 (10.64%) SQR
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) DV Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
1 10 (21.28%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (10.64%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) CA
4 1 (2.13%) Facebook
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Twitter
4 1 (2.13%) VMware