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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 72 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.94% 1.99% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.65% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 5
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£300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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
880 792 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.83% 74.93% 71.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 411 340
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 57
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 -1 10 £300 -11.11%
Princes Risborough - - - -
Amersham - - - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (41.67%) Finance
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) .NET
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
5 4 (16.67%) C
5 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.67%) MVC
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) VB
6 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Business Development
6 3 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (12.50%) DTS
6 3 (12.50%) SLA
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.33%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) ISEB
7 2 (8.33%) COBOL
7 2 (8.33%) HTML
7 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.33%) DB2
7 2 (8.33%) UNIX
7 2 (8.33%) Windows
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1 (4.17%) SAS
1 1 (4.17%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.17%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) DTS
3 2 (8.33%) DB2
4 1 (4.17%) Ingres
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.17%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.17%) JMeter
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Automotive
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Database Developer
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Database Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) XHTML
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) LINQ
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Social Media
3 1 (4.17%) VSAM
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) AIX
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) MVC
3 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Business Development
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.17%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) ETL
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) VB
3 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) COBOL
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) JCL
5 1 (4.17%) VB6
5 1 (4.17%) SELCOPY
5 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy
3 1 (4.17%) Northgate
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) IBM