Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 143 100
Rank change year-on-year +18 -43 +14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 15 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.51% 0.57% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.68% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 28
Manchester median daily rate £425 £300 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -28.57% +41.53%
10th Percentile £314 £275 £263
90th Percentile £456 £388 £450
North West median daily rate £420 £360 £409
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.93% +27.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate - - £12.35
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +21.95% +65.99% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2387 2940 3052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.27% 83.95% 80.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1873 1811
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 10 (66.67%) Taleo
1 10 (66.67%) Data Mapping
1 10 (66.67%) Sequence Diagram
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Embarcadero
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (6.67%) C++Builder
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Capita
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) QA

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) C++Builder
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Consultant
1 10 (66.67%) Taleo Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Data Mapping
1 10 (66.67%) Sequence Diagram
2 2 (13.33%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Coaching
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) ERD
3 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (6.67%) SDLC
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Use Case
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Capita
1 1 (6.67%) Embarcadero
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft