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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 69 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.10% 1.24% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.66% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 10
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£275 £282 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.39% +25.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £268 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £334 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.83%
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
881 782 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.35% 74.76% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 405 357
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £251 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 54
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 16 September 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
Milton Keynes -4 10 £269 -4.61%
High Wycombe - 1 £363 - 2
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 14 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) ISEB
4 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (29.41%) Waterfall
6 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
6 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 8 (23.53%) SAP
7 8 (23.53%) QA
8 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
9 6 (17.65%) Banking
9 6 (17.65%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
9 6 (17.65%) XML
9 6 (17.65%) NHS
9 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Java
10 5 (14.71%) Release Management
11 4 (11.76%) Selenium
11 4 (11.76%) V-Model
11 4 (11.76%) REST
11 4 (11.76%) User Experience
11 4 (11.76%) Test Management
11 4 (11.76%) UNIX
11 4 (11.76%) Windows
11 4 (11.76%) HP
11 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
11 4 (11.76%) Automotive
12 3 (8.82%) Eclipse

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) ATM
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.82%) JUnit
3 2 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.94%) Redmine
4 1 (2.94%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.94%) JMeter
4 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Automotive
4 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.94%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) REST
3 3 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (8.82%) jQuery
3 3 (8.82%) HTML
3 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) SOAP
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (2.94%) LAMP
5 1 (2.94%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) NHS
2 4 (11.76%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.94%) APACS
4 1 (2.94%) VLE
4 1 (2.94%) IVR
4 1 (2.94%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) UNIX
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
2 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Waterfall
3 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
4 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
5 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Release Management
7 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 4 (11.76%) V-Model
7 4 (11.76%) Test Management
8 3 (8.82%) Web Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.82%) ITIL
8 3 (8.82%) User Experience Design
9 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
9 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) Time Management
9 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance
9 2 (5.88%) Build Automation
9 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) Scala
4 2 (5.88%) VB
4 2 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) SAP
3 4 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) Splunk
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