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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 83 75 77
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 1.06% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.46% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£344 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
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
1211 892 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.89% 72.46% 74.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 501 456
Average daily rate £380 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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
Bolton - 2 £220 -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 13 (43.33%) SAS
3 13 (43.33%) UNIX
3 13 (43.33%) Migration
3 13 (43.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 11 (36.67%) Base SAS
5 10 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (30.00%) Data Analysis
6 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (26.67%) Data Extraction
7 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 8 (26.67%) Mainframe
7 8 (26.67%) IBM
7 8 (26.67%) REXX
8 7 (23.33%) QA
9 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (20.00%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 5 (16.67%) MS Office
10 5 (16.67%) ITIL
11 4 (13.33%) PHP
11 4 (13.33%) SQL
11 4 (13.33%) Linux
11 4 (13.33%) Apache
11 4 (13.33%) ISEB
11 4 (13.33%) Selenium
11 4 (13.33%) Symfony

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (43.33%) SAS
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Broadband
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 11 (36.67%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
1 4 (13.33%) TeamCity
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) Hudson
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) SAS Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Designer
5 4 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 4 (13.33%) PHP Developer
5 4 (13.33%) SAS Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) UAT Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) LAMP
1 4 (13.33%) Symfony
1 4 (13.33%) CodeIgniter
1 4 (13.33%) RESTful
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Mainframe
1 8 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 8 (26.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) UNIX
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) Data Analysis
2 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (16.67%) ITIL
6 4 (13.33%) MVC
6 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) SDLC
7 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.67%) Validation
8 2 (6.67%) ETL
9 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) REXX
2 4 (13.33%) PHP
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Dell
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
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