The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 81 71 89
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.35% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £269 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.29% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1014 678 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.66% 70.26% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 330 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £457 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.38 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.34 £77.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
North West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (18.18%) Change Control
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (9.09%) ERD
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) MySQL
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Systems Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) ERD
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft