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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 71 74 75
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.84% 1.16% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.45% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Median daily rate £300 £419 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £338 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £633 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
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
799 965 999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 83.58% 79.69% 77.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 511 592
Median daily rate £410 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 38
Median hourly rate £12.00 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +1 5 £298 -52.96% 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 16 (84.21%) ISEB
2 10 (52.63%) SAP
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
4 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (31.58%) SDLC
6 5 (26.32%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) SAP FI
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) QA
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Test Management
7 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
8 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) V-Model
8 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Banking
8 3 (15.79%) Retail
8 3 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management

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 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
2 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Automotive
3 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Reports Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP BW Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Solaris
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
2 6 (31.58%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
3 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.79%) B2C
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) V-Model
5 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) System Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) HND
6 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) SAP
2 5 (26.32%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) VMware