The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 119 111 103
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.63% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.86% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 13
Average daily rate £358 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.91% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £113 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £414 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
System Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1988 1966 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.55% 73.17% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 1000 1019
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 36 58
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 3 £425 +47.82% 2
Bracknell - 1 £285 - 2
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 2 (16.67%) SWT
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) Image Processing
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) JAX-WS
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) JNI
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) Struts
3 2 (16.67%) JAXB

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Endur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Endur Manager
3 1 (8.33%) OpenLink Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Payroll Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Project Leader
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) JAXB
2 2 (16.67%) JAX-WS
2 2 (16.67%) JNI
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) Struts
2 2 (16.67%) SWT
3 1 (8.33%) SailPoint
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Image Processing
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) V-Model
2 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Cost Transparency
3 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) People Management
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (8.33%) OpenLink
2 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
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