The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 70 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.12% 0.93% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 1.15% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 11
Median daily rate - £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
694 785 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.33% 80.76% 80.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 381 501
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 40
Median hourly rate £38.50 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.12% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.17 £8.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -2 1 - - 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) ISEB
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Android
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) ERP
4 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (20.00%) MSTest
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (10.00%) Appium
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) Moq
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Strategy Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Test Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy Manager
1 3 (30.00%) UAT Lead
1 3 (30.00%) UAT Test Lead
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Android Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Android Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (10.00%) JavaFX
1 1 (10.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Android
1 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Luciad
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Xamarin