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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 72 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.31% 1.34% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.77% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 7
Average daily rate
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£295 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £362 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.19 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -26.38%
Software 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 Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
948 792 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.39% 75.86% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 431 300
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 44
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
Milton Keynes -5 14 £295 -9.23% 1
High Wycombe - 1 £363 -
Marlow - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 27 (77.14%) Finance
2 25 (71.43%) ISEB
3 22 (62.86%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (60.00%) SQL
4 21 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (57.14%) Test Management
5 20 (57.14%) Waterfall
6 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
6 19 (54.29%) V-Model
6 19 (54.29%) QA
7 18 (51.43%) XML
7 18 (51.43%) Relational Database
8 17 (48.57%) SAP
8 17 (48.57%) Validation
9 11 (31.43%) ITIL
9 11 (31.43%) SAP BW
10 9 (25.71%) VB
11 8 (22.86%) Windows
11 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
11 8 (22.86%) Tivoli
11 8 (22.86%) ATM
11 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
11 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
11 8 (22.86%) Build Automation
11 8 (22.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
13 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
14 5 (14.29%) CMS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.29%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP BCA
2 2 (5.71%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) Relational Database
2 11 (31.43%) SAP BW
3 4 (11.43%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (8.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 27 (77.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Analyst
1 20 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 15 (42.86%) Test Leader
3 7 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.86%) Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Web Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) User Experience
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
1 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
1 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (57.14%) Test Management
2 20 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
3 19 (54.29%) V-Model
4 17 (48.57%) Validation
5 11 (31.43%) ITIL
6 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Build Automation
7 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Change Management
10 3 (8.57%) Migration
10 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
10 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Web Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.57%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) VB
3 3 (8.57%) C
3 3 (8.57%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) ISEB
2 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (54.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (62.86%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (22.86%) Tivoli
2 8 (22.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) SAP
2 4 (11.43%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.86%) Apple
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft