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 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
System Testing
Rank 68 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 16 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.41% 0.48% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.64% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 12
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£425 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
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
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%

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 23 January 2015.

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 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 -5 4 £309 -5.00% 1
Gerrards Cross - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (51.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
4 11 (37.93%) Test Management
4 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) .NET
5 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
5 7 (24.14%) JIRA
5 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) C#
7 5 (17.24%) HTML
7 5 (17.24%) ISEB
7 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
7 5 (17.24%) QA
7 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (13.79%) jQuery
8 4 (13.79%) Degree
8 4 (13.79%) MVC
8 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
8 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
9 3 (10.34%) VB
9 3 (10.34%) CSS

System 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 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 (6.90%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) DTS
2 2 (6.90%) Ingres
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) NUnit
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
1 11 (37.93%) Test Manager
2 9 (31.03%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Database Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Database Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) XML
5 2 (6.90%) SAML
5 2 (6.90%) XHTML
5 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.90%) WCF
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.45%) CSS3
6 1 (3.45%) HTML5
6 1 (3.45%) Ajax
6 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.90%) Social Media
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Test Management
2 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (13.79%) MVC
6 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.90%) SOA
7 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) VB6
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.90%) COBOL
6 1 (3.45%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISEB
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Northgate
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Apple