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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 78 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.69% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.67% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £285 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £352 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £36.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.37% +31.81%
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
1076 892 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.80% 70.29% 72.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 448 347
Average daily rate £365 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 43
Average hourly rate £16.72 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.12% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (45.83%) UNIX
1 11 (45.83%) SAS
1 11 (45.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 9 (37.50%) Base SAS
2 9 (37.50%) QA
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 7 (29.17%) Data Extraction
4 7 (29.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (29.17%) REXX
4 7 (29.17%) IBM
4 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
4 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
4 7 (29.17%) Mainframe
5 4 (16.67%) MVC
5 4 (16.67%) LAMP
5 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Apache
5 4 (16.67%) PHP
5 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (16.67%) ISEB
5 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.67%) RESTful
5 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.67%) Hudson
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) TDD

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (45.83%) SAS
2 4 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) 4G
1 1 (4.17%) Broadband
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 9 (37.50%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.67%) Hudson
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) SAS Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Designer
4 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 4 (16.67%) PHP Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Installation Technician
8 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
8 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) LAMP
1 4 (16.67%) RESTful
1 4 (16.67%) Symfony
1 4 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Extraction
1 7 (29.17%) IBM Mainframe
1 7 (29.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) UNIX
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.67%) MVC
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
3 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) REXX
2 4 (16.67%) PHP
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle