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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 83 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.58% 2.07% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.77% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 6
Average daily rate
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£295 £338 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% +32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
943 938 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.78% 74.80% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 561 345
Average daily rate £370 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £244 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 21
Average hourly rate £31.25 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.43% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -5 5 £295 -2.07% 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 14 (56.00%) ISEB
2 14 (56.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (56.00%) Waterfall
3 13 (52.00%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (52.00%) Test Management
3 13 (52.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (52.00%) SQL
4 12 (48.00%) XML
4 12 (48.00%) Validation
4 12 (48.00%) QA
4 12 (48.00%) V-Model
4 12 (48.00%) Relational Database
4 12 (48.00%) SDLC
5 11 (44.00%) SAP
5 11 (44.00%) VB
6 9 (36.00%) ATM
6 9 (36.00%) ITIL
6 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 9 (36.00%) Windows XP
6 9 (36.00%) Tivoli
6 9 (36.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (36.00%) Build Automation
7 7 (28.00%) SAP BW
8 6 (24.00%) Change Management
8 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.00%) Data Mining
10 3 (12.00%) SAP BCA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (28.00%) SAP BW
3 4 (16.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.00%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 21 (84.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Test Leader
2 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
1 9 (36.00%) Windows XP
1 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Test Scripting
1 14 (56.00%) Waterfall
2 13 (52.00%) Test Management
2 13 (52.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (48.00%) Validation
3 12 (48.00%) V-Model
3 12 (48.00%) SDLC
4 9 (36.00%) Build Automation
4 9 (36.00%) ITIL
5 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Change Management
5 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) VB
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (36.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 9 (36.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle