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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 106 124 101
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Contract jobs citing System Testing 26 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 0.18% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.24% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 9
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£316 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £316 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £434 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year
- -13.31%
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
2029 2057 1708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.48% 72.12% 69.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 1064 686
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £229 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £510 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 57
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £167.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +10 14 £350 +7.69% 4
Bracknell - 6 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 23 (43.40%) SQL
2 20 (37.74%) HTML
2 20 (37.74%) JavaScript
3 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
4 18 (33.96%) CRM
5 17 (32.08%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (30.19%) Unit Testing
7 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
8 14 (26.42%) CSS
9 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
9 13 (24.53%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (22.64%) VBA
10 12 (22.64%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (18.87%) ISEB
11 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
12 9 (16.98%) XML
12 9 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (15.09%) C#
13 8 (15.09%) Java
13 8 (15.09%) HP
13 8 (15.09%) Test Management
13 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
14 7 (13.21%) Retail
14 7 (13.21%) QA
14 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
14 7 (13.21%) Finance
14 7 (13.21%) Oracle
14 7 (13.21%) UNIX

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (24.53%) SharePoint
1 13 (24.53%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.66%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (9.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) 3G
1 5 (9.43%) Wireshark
1 5 (9.43%) 4G
2 3 (5.66%) GSM
2 3 (5.66%) 3GPP
2 3 (5.66%) UMTS
3 2 (3.77%) LTE
3 2 (3.77%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) DB2
2 6 (11.32%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.89%) OLAP
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Subversion
2 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.55%) Eclipse
2 4 (7.55%) Selenium
2 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.66%) JBehave
3 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.77%) Maven
4 2 (3.77%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
1 7 (13.21%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Billing
2 1 (1.89%) Avionics
2 1 (1.89%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Electronics
2 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Tester
4 7 (13.21%) CRM Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Test Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.55%) BizTalk Developer
7 4 (7.55%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (7.55%) AWS Developer
8 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Programmer
9 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.77%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) HTML
2 14 (26.42%) CSS
3 9 (16.98%) XML
4 6 (11.32%) Flash
4 6 (11.32%) J2EE
5 5 (9.43%) RESTful
6 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (5.66%) WCF
6 3 (5.66%) WPF
7 2 (3.77%) jQuery
7 2 (3.77%) Apache CXF
7 2 (3.77%) Struts2
7 2 (3.77%) XHTML
7 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.77%) Spring
7 2 (3.77%) Ajax
7 2 (3.77%) Struts
7 2 (3.77%) Web Services
7 2 (3.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.77%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) EPoS
3 1 (1.89%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) UNIX
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) CRM
2 16 (30.19%) Unit Testing
3 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
5 8 (15.09%) Test Management
6 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.43%) Coaching
8 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.66%) Network Architecture
9 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (5.66%) Scrum
9 3 (5.66%) TDD
9 3 (5.66%) Document Management
9 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.66%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) SQL
2 20 (37.74%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.64%) VBA
4 8 (15.09%) C#
4 8 (15.09%) Java
5 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) ISEB
2 9 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.55%) Degree
5 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) HP
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle
4 4 (7.55%) IBM
5 2 (3.77%) Ericsson
5 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.77%) Telerik
6 1 (1.89%) Huawei
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) CA
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago