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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 72 73 93
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.57% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
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£313 £293 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% -0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £279 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £307 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.50%
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
975 874 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.86% 72.23% 65.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 467 467
Average daily rate £340 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 49
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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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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 - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Retail
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) QA
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) ERD
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.76%) HTML5
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (11.76%) Inmon Methodology
5 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (11.76%) ResourceLink
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) Intranet
5 2 (11.76%) Internet

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) ResourceLink
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) Star Schema
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 5 (29.41%) Retail
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Web Development
2 2 (11.76%) Use Case
2 2 (11.76%) ERD
2 2 (11.76%) UML
2 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
2 2 (11.76%) ETL
2 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) MVC
2 2 (11.76%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (11.76%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
2 2 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (11.76%) Inmon Methodology
2 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) HP