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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 65 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.03% 1.02% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.29% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
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
792 928 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.31% 78.58% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 477 422
Average daily rate £398 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 9 £300 +0.84% 4
High Wycombe +5 1 £243 -33.10%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (88.00%) ISEB
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 16 (64.00%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (52.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (52.00%) XML
4 13 (52.00%) Finance
5 12 (48.00%) SDLC
6 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (44.00%) QA
6 11 (44.00%) Oracle
7 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (40.00%) Waterfall
7 10 (40.00%) V-Model
7 10 (40.00%) Oracle Database
7 10 (40.00%) Relational Database
8 9 (36.00%) Test Management
9 8 (32.00%) MS Office
10 7 (28.00%) SAP
10 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
11 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
11 6 (24.00%) Data Mining
12 5 (20.00%) Middleware
12 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
12 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
13 4 (16.00%) Web Testing
13 4 (16.00%) Aerospace
13 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (12.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 10 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (24.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (8.00%) SAP BW
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
6 1 (4.00%) GIS
6 1 (4.00%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
1 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Analyst
2 18 (72.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Analyst
4 7 (28.00%) Web Analyst
4 7 (28.00%) Web Test Analyst
5 6 (24.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 5 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
6 5 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
8 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) Project Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) Report Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) Reports Test Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) SAP BW Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) SAP FI Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Reporting Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) Tester
9 1 (4.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) XML
2 5 (20.00%) Middleware
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (4.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (48.00%) SDLC
3 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) V-Model
4 10 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 9 (36.00%) Test Management
6 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) Web Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) SOA
8 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (12.00%) Validation
9 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.00%) ITIL
9 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) ISEB
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) HND
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) SAP
4 3 (12.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) ESRI
6 1 (4.00%) Compaq
6 1 (4.00%) Terracotta
6 1 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) webMethods