The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 77 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.89% 1.22% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.72% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £256 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +90.00%
System 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
929 697 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 75.53% 71.12% 72.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 351 325
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 35 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.88 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +34.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £63.55 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

System 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 System Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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 -16 7 £280 -6.66% 2
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Princes Risborough - - - -
Amersham - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) C
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) Degree
6 4 (16.00%) QA
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (16.00%) VB
6 4 (16.00%) ISEB
6 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
7 3 (12.00%) HP
7 3 (12.00%) SLA
7 3 (12.00%) DTS
7 3 (12.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) Windows
7 3 (12.00%) C#
7 3 (12.00%) COBOL
7 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Waterfall

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) ResourceLink
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) DTS
3 2 (8.00%) DB2
3 2 (8.00%) Ingres
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.00%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (16.00%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Database Developer
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Remedy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) jQuery
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) VSAM
2 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) AIX
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Test Management
3 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.00%) MVC
4 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.00%) Business Development
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) SOA
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C
3 4 (16.00%) VB
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) COBOL
4 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
5 2 (8.00%) VB6
6 1 (4.00%) JCL
6 1 (4.00%) VBScript
6 1 (4.00%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Northgate
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle