The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 118 94 127
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +33
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 1.20% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 1.75% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
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£450 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1844 1657 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.32% 68.30% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 720 811
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
System Testing
South East

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
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 July 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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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 -17 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (14.29%) IVR
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) IBM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP SRM
1 1 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 1 (14.29%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Project Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) SAP SRM Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Product Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
1 1 (14.29%) Informatics
1 1 (14.29%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) WFM
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) BT
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Genesys
1 1 (14.29%) Empirix
1 1 (14.29%) Siemens
1 1 (14.29%) Endeca
1 1 (14.29%) Google
1 1 (14.29%) Coremetrics
1 1 (14.29%) Verint