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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 107 112 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing System Testing 18 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 0.72% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.05% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
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£450 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £35.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-26.05% +29.09%
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
1868 1716 1816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.41% 68.37% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 874 712
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £242 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 62
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +18 12 £450 +63.63% 5
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - - 1
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (56.52%) SharePoint
2 12 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (52.17%) Unit Testing
2 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) VBA
2 12 (52.17%) HTML
2 12 (52.17%) CSS
2 12 (52.17%) CRM
3 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
8 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
9 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 3 (13.04%) User Experience
9 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (13.04%) Linux
10 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.70%) Java
10 2 (8.70%) ISEB
10 2 (8.70%) SAN
10 2 (8.70%) Python
10 2 (8.70%) Software Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (56.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (34.78%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) CRM Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Tester
8 1 (4.35%) QlikView Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Designer
8 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Functional Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Oracle Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) HTML
1 12 (52.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Unit Testing
1 12 (52.17%) CRM
2 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
2 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
1 12 (52.17%) VBA
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle