The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 77 58 78
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.50% 0.84% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.15% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate £329 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.29% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
845 611 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.42% 73.26% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 356 381
Average daily rate £355 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -16 5 £329 -6.07%
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Kentico
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) CMS
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Automotive
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (18.18%) Social Media
3 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
4 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (27.27%) Kentico
1 3 (27.27%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Automotive
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) HP