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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 65 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.55% 1.02% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.25% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 11
Median daily rate £325 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £276 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
732 801 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.06% 82.07% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 421 490
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 23
Median hourly rate £23.75 £16.20 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.65% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £60.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 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 +1 4 £325 +8.33% 1
High Wycombe +2 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Biometrics

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 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Appium
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (8.33%) Mockito
3 1 (8.33%) Moq
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
1 3 (25.00%) UAT Lead
1 3 (25.00%) UAT Test Lead
2 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Android Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Development Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
2 1 (8.33%) JavaFX
2 1 (8.33%) JPA
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Biometrics
5 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) F#
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Compaq
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Luciad
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Xamarin