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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 97 72 83
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 1.44% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.82% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 3
Median daily rate £325 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.96% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -38.25%
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
1496 1482 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.56% 79.08% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 883 656
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 9 (40.91%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (36.36%) ETL
4 8 (36.36%) Cognos
4 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (36.36%) SAP
4 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 8 (36.36%) ETL Development
5 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 6 (27.27%) ISEB
6 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Stress Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
10 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
10 2 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (9.09%) DB2
10 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
10 2 (9.09%) CA

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) CICS
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.09%) DB2
5 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) CA Gen
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (36.36%) SQL BI Developer
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Developer
3 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
4 7 (31.82%) Cognos BI Developer
4 7 (31.82%) Cognos Developer
4 7 (31.82%) SAP BI Developer
4 7 (31.82%) SAP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) CMS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Fraud Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (36.36%) ETL
2 8 (36.36%) ETL Development
2 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Stress Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
8 2 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 1 (4.55%) Change Control
9 1 (4.55%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Cognos
1 8 (36.36%) SAP
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft