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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 82 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 17 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.03% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
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£325 £269 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -10.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year
- -13.31%
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
1226 1012 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.65% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 334
Average daily rate £375 £365 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 47
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.03 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.29 £74.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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
Wigan - 1 £450 -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (44.00%) UNIX
1 11 (44.00%) SAS
1 11 (44.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Base SAS
4 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
5 7 (28.00%) Migration
5 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
5 7 (28.00%) IBM
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) REXX
5 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (28.00%) Data Extraction
5 7 (28.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (24.00%) QA
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) PHP
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) Apache
8 4 (16.00%) LAMP
8 4 (16.00%) MVC
8 4 (16.00%) TDD
8 4 (16.00%) Retail
8 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Selenium
8 4 (16.00%) Symfony

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (44.00%) SAS
2 4 (16.00%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.00%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 9 (36.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.00%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
1 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) Hudson
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Billing
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) SAS Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Designer
5 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (16.00%) PHP Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
8 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Business Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) E-Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) LAMP
1 4 (16.00%) Symfony
1 4 (16.00%) CodeIgniter
1 4 (16.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (28.00%) Data Extraction
1 7 (28.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) UNIX
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) TDD
4 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Validation
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Workflow
7 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) REXX
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) IBM
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) HP