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 27 June 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.

System Testing
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 95 78
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.50% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.61% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Median daily rate £400 £325 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +19.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +4.00% +203.64%  

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 1115 1476 1148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.70% 82.60% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 889 686
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
3 4 (28.57%) Process Improvement
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) ERP
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Business Process Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Spring
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) JUnit
4 3 (21.43%) Mockito
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) Node.js
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
6 1 (7.14%) Wireframes
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator

System Testing
Co-occurring 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 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JUnit
1 3 (21.43%) Mockito
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle HRMS Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) UI Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) HR Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) UI/UX Developer
6 1 (7.14%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Node.js
4 1 (7.14%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 4 (28.57%) Business Process Analysis
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps
1 4 (28.57%) ERP
1 4 (28.57%) Process Improvement
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) BDD
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Data Conversion
4 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft