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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 84 83 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 22 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.20% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 5
Average daily rate £475 £294 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.83% +6.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
1501 1083 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.47% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 666 460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bolton - 1 £278 -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) C++
2 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (25.93%) DV Cleared
3 14 (25.93%) TDD
3 14 (25.93%) C
4 13 (24.07%) Python
4 13 (24.07%) Bluetooth
4 13 (24.07%) Information Security
4 13 (24.07%) Computer Forensics
5 12 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
7 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
7 10 (18.52%) Software Testing
7 10 (18.52%) Windows
8 9 (16.67%) UML
8 9 (16.67%) SAS
8 9 (16.67%) Project Management
8 9 (16.67%) SDLC
9 8 (14.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 8 (14.81%) Base SAS
9 8 (14.81%) Migration
9 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.96%) ERP
10 7 (12.96%) Unix
11 6 (11.11%) SQL
11 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 6 (11.11%) Data Analysis

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) Bluetooth
2 3 (5.56%) ADSL
2 3 (5.56%) LLU
2 3 (5.56%) PSTN
3 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) Base SAS
1 8 (14.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (11.11%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Finance
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Developer
3 12 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 9 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 8 (14.81%) Software Developer
6 7 (12.96%) SAS Analyst
7 6 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Python Software Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) SAS Developer
7 6 (11.11%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Business Change Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Business Change Business Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Release Manager
9 3 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 3 (5.56%) Environment Manager
9 3 (5.56%) SDLC Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.85%) iPad
3 1 (1.85%) Life Science
3 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Unix
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) TDD
3 13 (24.07%) Computer Forensics
3 13 (24.07%) Information Security
4 12 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
5 10 (18.52%) Software Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Project Management
6 9 (16.67%) SDLC
6 9 (16.67%) UML
7 8 (14.81%) Migration
7 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.96%) ERP
9 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 6 (11.11%) Data Analysis
9 6 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.26%) ITIL
11 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) C++
2 14 (25.93%) C
3 13 (24.07%) Python
4 6 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (1.85%) REXX
5 1 (1.85%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) DV Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.26%) ISEB
5 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO26262
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) BT
2 3 (5.56%) LANDesk
2 3 (5.56%) VMware
3 2 (3.70%) Citrix
3 2 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Facebook
4 1 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.85%) Twitter