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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 111 95 94
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 16 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.61% 1.25% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.71% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 10
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£215 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £280 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £414 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
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
1818 1926 1496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.36% 73.20% 69.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 971 634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 61 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -1 8 £275 -21.42% 5
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (40.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) VBA
2 12 (37.50%) HTML
2 12 (37.50%) CSS
2 12 (37.50%) CRM
2 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (18.75%) Test Management
6 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.63%) Finance
7 5 (15.63%) ISEB
8 4 (12.50%) HP
8 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
8 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (9.38%) 4G
9 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (9.38%) User Experience
9 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (40.63%) SharePoint
2 8 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) 4G
1 3 (9.38%) Wireshark
1 3 (9.38%) 3G
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) LTE
2 2 (6.25%) NAS
2 2 (6.25%) VoLTE
3 1 (3.13%) GSM
3 1 (3.13%) 3GPP
3 1 (3.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) Maven
2 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.13%) JUnit
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Avionics
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Test Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) CRM Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Tester
6 1 (3.13%) QlikView Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Functional Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Electrical Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) HTML
1 12 (37.50%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) Struts2
2 1 (3.13%) Apache CXF
2 1 (3.13%) Spring
2 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.13%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) User Experience
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) CRM
1 12 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Test Management
4 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.13%) Analytics
8 1 (3.13%) Line Management
8 1 (3.13%) Coaching
8 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.13%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
1 12 (37.50%) VBA
2 3 (9.38%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Huawei
3 1 (3.13%) CA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle