Period
to 20 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 140 124
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16 +8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 14 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.50% 0.44% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.53% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Manchester median daily rate £394 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% +1.56% +18.52%
10th Percentile £287 £348 £305
90th Percentile £497 £456 £550
North West median daily rate £408 £409 £394
% change year-on-year -0.31% +3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £39.00

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 2,401 2,653 2,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.96% 83.48% 82.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,623 1,701 1,477
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £238
90th Percentile £593 £575 £555
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 93 74
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +9.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.95 £11.47
90th Percentile £24.90 £35.00 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £21.05 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -4.34% -26.67% +36.36%

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 September 2019.

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

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury - 1 £313 -
System Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
3 4 (28.57%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) IPsec
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Smartcard
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) JMeter
3 4 (28.57%) Azure
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Workshop Facilitation
4 3 (21.43%) RESTful
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
6 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Azure
2 1 (7.14%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JMeter
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Accounts Receivable Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Assurance Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Smartcard
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) SOA
2 4 (28.57%) Workshop Facilitation
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy