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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 68 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.83% 1.16% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.43% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 8
Median daily rate £450 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £238 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
681 1118 900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.07% 80.90% 77.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 641 499
Median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 33
Median hourly rate £25.50 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 7 £450 +50.00% 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 13 (81.25%) ISEB
2 11 (68.75%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
6 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (31.25%) QA
6 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (31.25%) SAP
7 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) Test Management
7 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (18.75%) SDLC
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Android
8 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel

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 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) MSTest
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy Manager
3 3 (18.75%) UAT Lead
3 3 (18.75%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (6.25%) HR Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
1 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
1 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) ERP
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) VMware