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 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 82 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.47% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
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£288 £275 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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
1002 843 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.37% 73.75% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 449 443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (23.53%) Retail
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (17.65%) Star Schema
4 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) Data Transformation
5 2 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (11.76%) Inmon Methodology
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.76%) HTML5
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (17.65%) Star Schema
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Billing
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) E-Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Project Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (17.65%) Data Transformation
4 2 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (11.76%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Document Management
5 1 (5.88%) Logistics
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.88%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP