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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 72 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.38% 1.09% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.47% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 14
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£375 £269 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £262 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £315 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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
1080 886 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.72% 74.20% 76.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 514 431
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
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 -8 11 £300 +12.14%
High Wycombe - 3 £375 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (61.54%) ISEB
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (34.62%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
6 7 (26.92%) Test Management
6 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
6 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
7 6 (23.08%) SDLC
7 6 (23.08%) QA
7 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 6 (23.08%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 6 (23.08%) VB
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle
8 5 (19.23%) ATM
8 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
8 5 (19.23%) XML
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
8 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Build Automation
8 5 (19.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
8 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 5 (19.23%) System Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.85%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) German Language
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (19.23%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Head of Development
4 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Head of Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Tester
5 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) XML Messaging
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) SAP XI
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Biometrics
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
1 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
1 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
2 4 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) Test Management
4 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
4 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
5 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
5 6 (23.08%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Build Automation
6 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) V-Model
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Service Management
7 4 (15.38%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) VB
3 2 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) ISEB
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
3 6 (23.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) Degree
6 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (19.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 3 (11.54%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Compaq
4 1 (3.85%) webMethods
4 1 (3.85%) Terracotta