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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 80 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 22 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 0.84% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.10% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 2
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£425 £313 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £291 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £344 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.47% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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
1450 1002 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.25% 76.66% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 597 469
Average daily rate £388 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Salford - 1 £275 - 1
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 15 (46.88%) SAS
4 14 (43.75%) Base SAS
4 14 (43.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 13 (40.63%) UNIX
6 12 (37.50%) Migration
7 10 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 9 (28.13%) Finance
9 8 (25.00%) Data Analysis
9 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (21.88%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (21.88%) Data Extraction
10 7 (21.88%) Validation
10 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (21.88%) IBM
10 7 (21.88%) Configuration Management
10 7 (21.88%) Mainframe
10 7 (21.88%) ETL
10 7 (21.88%) TestDirector
10 7 (21.88%) REXX
10 7 (21.88%) Windows
11 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
12 5 (15.63%) ITIL
12 5 (15.63%) MS Office
12 5 (15.63%) ISEB
12 5 (15.63%) Retail
12 5 (15.63%) QA
12 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
13 4 (12.50%) Banking

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 15 (46.88%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Broadband
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) Base SAS
1 14 (43.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (3.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) TestDirector
2 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) Hudson
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (9.38%) Retail Banking
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) SAS Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Developer
4 8 (25.00%) SAS Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Designer
8 1 (3.13%) SAS Programmer
8 1 (3.13%) PHP Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Installation Technician
8 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) UAT Tester
8 1 (3.13%) SAS Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) Symfony
2 1 (3.13%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) IBM Mainframe
1 7 (21.88%) Data Extraction
1 7 (21.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.13%) Life Science
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) UNIX
2 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Migration
2 10 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) ETL
4 7 (21.88%) Configuration Management
4 7 (21.88%) Validation
5 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
9 2 (6.25%) SDLC
9 2 (6.25%) TDD
10 1 (3.13%) Computer Forensics
10 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
10 1 (3.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) REXX
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) SAS Macro
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Dell
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
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