The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 85 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.46% 1.30% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.55% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 9
Median daily rate £363 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +58.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £354 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1054 1488 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.01% 83.83% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 893 679
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Manchester

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing System Testing in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Manchester

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in Manchester

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Manchester

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (20.00%) SOLID
4 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Mockito
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Mockito
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) J2SE
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) SOLID
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe