The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 47 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.24% 0.74% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £354 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £35.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-26.05% +33.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 209 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.85% 76.84% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 129 159
Average daily rate £425 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -51.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

System Testing
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 4 (80.00%) Retail
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL