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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 111 105 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing System Testing 18 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.62% 0.93% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.25% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 14
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£288 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £467 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.28%
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
2020 2077 1573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.11% 74.52% 70.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1052 1088 634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +4 12 £300 -27.27% 4
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
2 13 (35.14%) CRM
2 13 (35.14%) SharePoint
3 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 12 (32.43%) VBA
3 12 (32.43%) CSS
3 12 (32.43%) HTML
3 12 (32.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
6 8 (21.62%) Test Management
6 8 (21.62%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.22%) HP
8 6 (16.22%) ISEB
8 6 (16.22%) Finance
9 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
9 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.81%) QA
10 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
11 3 (8.11%) 3G
11 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Wireshark

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (35.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (21.62%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.41%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) 3G
1 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
1 3 (8.11%) 4G
2 2 (5.41%) VoLTE
2 2 (5.41%) LTE
3 1 (2.70%) GSM
3 1 (2.70%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.70%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Maven
3 2 (5.41%) JUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Military
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Developer
2 7 (18.92%) CRM Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Oracle Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) CSS
1 12 (32.43%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) Struts2
2 2 (5.41%) Apache CXF
2 2 (5.41%) jQuery
2 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.41%) Spring
2 2 (5.41%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) EPoS
2 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Unit Testing
2 13 (35.14%) CRM
3 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Test Management
5 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.41%) Coaching
8 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Migration
8 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.41%) OO
9 1 (2.70%) ITIL
9 1 (2.70%) ERP
9 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.70%) CAD
9 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
1 12 (32.43%) VBA
2 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) ISEB
3 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.70%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (2.70%) Huawei