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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 68 75 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
870 831 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.49% 73.74% 66.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 445 466
Average daily rate £350 £333 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 44
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport - 1 - -
Salford - - - -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (11.11%) ERD
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.11%) HTML5
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Change Control
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (11.11%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (11.11%) ResourceLink
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) ETL

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (11.11%) ResourceLink
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Intranet
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) Star Schema
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Web Development
2 2 (11.11%) Use Case
2 2 (11.11%) ERD
2 2 (11.11%) UML
2 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 2 (11.11%) ETL
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) MVC
2 2 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (11.11%) Change Control
2 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 2 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (11.11%) Inmon Methodology
2 2 (11.11%) Data Transformation
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
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