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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 103 80 86
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 1.38% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 1.72% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 7
Median daily rate £338 £420 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +46.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £12.35 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+120.64% -52.95%
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
1402 1572 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.76% 80.25% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 903 700
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 32
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 2016, 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 11 (55.00%) SQL
1 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (45.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (40.00%) ETL
4 8 (40.00%) SAP
4 8 (40.00%) Cognos
4 8 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (40.00%) ETL Development
5 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (30.00%) ISEB
6 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle
7 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Stress Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) .NET
9 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 2 (10.00%) Scrum
10 2 (10.00%) TDD
10 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server

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 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) MS Access
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) JMeter
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 8 (40.00%) SQL BI Developer
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Cognos BI Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Cognos Developer
3 7 (35.00%) SAP BI Developer
3 7 (35.00%) SAP Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) CMS Developer
7 1 (5.00%) HR Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (40.00%) ETL
2 8 (40.00%) ETL Development
3 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Stress Testing
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) High Availability
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cognos
1 8 (40.00%) SAP
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft