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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 71 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.15% 0.77% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.02% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 9
Average daily rate
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£293 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £365 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £21.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+69.04% -31.70%
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
887 782 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.15% 74.83% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 436 269
Average daily rate £375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.88 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +6 12 £290 -22.66% 3
High Wycombe - 1 £363 - 1
Marlow - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (63.64%) Finance
2 20 (60.61%) ISEB
3 17 (51.52%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (48.48%) SQL
5 15 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (42.42%) Waterfall
6 14 (42.42%) Test Management
6 14 (42.42%) V-Model
7 13 (39.39%) QA
7 13 (39.39%) ITIL
8 12 (36.36%) SAP
8 12 (36.36%) XML
8 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
8 12 (36.36%) Relational Database
9 11 (33.33%) Validation
10 10 (30.30%) Windows
10 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
10 10 (30.30%) ATM
10 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
11 9 (27.27%) Build Automation
11 9 (27.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 9 (27.27%) Tivoli
11 9 (27.27%) VB
12 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (21.21%) SAP BW
13 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
13 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
13 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
14 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
14 5 (15.15%) Test Planning

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (15.15%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP FI
1 2 (6.06%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 7 (21.21%) SAP BW
3 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Redmine
General
1 21 (63.64%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.12%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
2 17 (51.52%) Test Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Technical Specialist
3 8 (24.24%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) VLE
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
1 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
1 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Waterfall
2 14 (42.42%) Test Management
2 14 (42.42%) V-Model
3 13 (39.39%) ITIL
4 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 11 (33.33%) Validation
6 9 (27.27%) Build Automation
7 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Test Planning
8 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (9.09%) Migration
9 3 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
9 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.06%) DSDM
10 2 (6.06%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) VB
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) ISEB
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (51.52%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (27.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 9 (27.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) SAP
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Business Objects
3 3 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) Apple
4 1 (3.03%) Splunk