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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 105 98 96
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 22 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 1.01% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.41% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 7
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£450 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £413 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
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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 +15 13 £450 +28.57% 5
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 2
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (48.15%) SharePoint
2 12 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (44.44%) CSS
2 12 (44.44%) CRM
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) VBA
2 12 (44.44%) HTML
2 12 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
4 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
6 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
8 5 (18.52%) HP
9 3 (11.11%) ISEB
9 3 (11.11%) Linux
9 3 (11.11%) User Experience
9 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
10 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.41%) NAS
10 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (48.15%) SharePoint
2 8 (29.63%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) 4G
2 1 (3.70%) 3G
2 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.70%) GSM
2 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
2 1 (3.70%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.70%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Avionics
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) CRM Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QlikView Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Electrical Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) HTML
1 12 (44.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) CRM
1 12 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Test Management
6 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) CAD
7 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.70%) ERP
7 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
1 12 (44.44%) VBA
2 2 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) ISEB
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Huawei
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco