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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 75 83 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.86% 0.50% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.70% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£265 £329 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.39% -6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £272 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £386 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year
- -13.31%
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
984 856 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.36% 71.63% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 486 357
Average daily rate £363 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 31
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.19% +6.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £12.50 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £98.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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
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 17 April 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 -2 8 £283 -14.06% 2
High Wycombe - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) HTML
4 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.93%) CSS
5 7 (25.93%) Web Services
6 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (22.22%) XML
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) C#
6 6 (22.22%) Test Management
6 6 (22.22%) JIRA
6 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 5 (18.52%) .NET
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.81%) MVC
8 4 (14.81%) SAML
8 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
8 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
8 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET
8 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
8 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (14.81%) Social Media
8 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
8 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (7.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Google Checkout
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MS Access
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
2 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
5 1 (3.70%) NUnit
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
1 12 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) UI Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) CSS
2 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 6 (22.22%) XML
4 5 (18.52%) .NET
5 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (14.81%) SAML
5 4 (14.81%) WCF
5 4 (14.81%) jQuery
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (11.11%) Ajax
7 2 (7.41%) DHTML
7 2 (7.41%) Spring
7 2 (7.41%) JSP
7 2 (7.41%) SOAP
7 2 (7.41%) Struts
8 1 (3.70%) HTML5
8 1 (3.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
1 4 (14.81%) Social Media
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 6 (22.22%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) MVC
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
6 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.41%) Content Management
7 2 (7.41%) B2B
7 2 (7.41%) B2C
7 2 (7.41%) SEO
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) OO
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.41%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) HP
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Coremetrics
3 2 (7.41%) PayPal
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Apple