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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 71 83 74
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.64% 0.66% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.82% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Median daily rate £300 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £240 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £633 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+145.98% -59.34%
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
783 980 1007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 83.56% 80.33% 78.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 513 610
Median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +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 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 37
Median hourly rate £12.00 £26.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +40.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.12 £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 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 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 +9 4 £120 -70.90%
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Change Control
3 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 5 (35.71%) Banking
4 5 (35.71%) Retail
4 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) Workflow
4 5 (35.71%) SLA
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) Remedy
4 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) SAP FI
6 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management

System 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 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) ATM
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Testing Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Support
5 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Change Control
3 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) Workflow
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Coaching
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) V-Model
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
2 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) Remedy
3 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco