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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 97 121 102
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Contract jobs citing System Testing 24 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 0.16% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.22% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 6
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£320 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £338 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £438 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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
1765 1811 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.07% 74.25% 70.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 853 715
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 22 35
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +13 10 £335 +3.07% 3
Bracknell +2 6 - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) C#
3 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
4 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
4 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (23.40%) RESTful
6 11 (23.40%) HP
6 11 (23.40%) ISEB
6 11 (23.40%) XML
6 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
7 10 (21.28%) HTML
7 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
7 10 (21.28%) Unit Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
7 10 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (19.15%) WCF
8 9 (19.15%) WPF
8 9 (19.15%) Scrum
8 9 (19.15%) Test Management
8 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
8 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Java
8 9 (19.15%) UNIX
8 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
8 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web API

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 8 (17.02%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.64%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (10.64%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (10.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) 3G
1 5 (10.64%) Wireshark
1 5 (10.64%) 4G
2 3 (6.38%) VoLTE
2 3 (6.38%) LTE
3 2 (4.26%) GSM
3 2 (4.26%) 3GPP
3 2 (4.26%) UMTS
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) DB2
2 8 (17.02%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (2.13%) OLAP
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
2 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
3 5 (10.64%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.51%) Subversion
4 4 (8.51%) Selenium
4 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.38%) JBehave
5 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.13%) JUnit
6 1 (2.13%) JMeter
6 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 8 (17.02%) Retail
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.77%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Test Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) C# Developer
5 8 (17.02%) Programmer
5 8 (17.02%) C# Programmer
6 7 (14.89%) Tester
7 5 (10.64%) Test Manager
7 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.38%) BizTalk Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) AWS Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) SAS Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) XML
1 11 (23.40%) RESTful
2 10 (21.28%) HTML
3 9 (19.15%) WCF
3 9 (19.15%) WPF
3 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (17.02%) Web Services
4 8 (17.02%) J2EE
4 8 (17.02%) Flash
5 3 (6.38%) .NET
5 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.26%) XHTML
6 2 (4.26%) Ajax
6 2 (4.26%) CSS
7 1 (2.13%) Struts
7 1 (2.13%) jQuery
7 1 (2.13%) Apache CXF
7 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.13%) Spring
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Client/Server
2 8 (17.02%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (21.28%) Unit Testing
3 10 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) Test Management
4 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
4 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
5 8 (17.02%) RAD
5 8 (17.02%) CRM
5 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
6 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) Coaching
7 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.38%) TDD
8 3 (6.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) C#
3 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
3 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
4 9 (19.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISEB
1 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Squid
1 1 (2.13%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) HP
3 8 (17.02%) Telerik
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 6 (12.77%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com