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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 78 75 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.68% 0.84% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.12% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
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£350 £325 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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
915 985 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.01% 75.25% 72.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 584 367
Average daily rate £400 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £243 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 29
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £33.40 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 6 £500 +53.84% 3
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) HTML
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) CSS
4 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
4 7 (31.82%) B2C
4 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) DHTML
6 5 (22.73%) JSP
6 5 (22.73%) SAP
6 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
6 5 (22.73%) Struts
6 5 (22.73%) OOD
6 5 (22.73%) SOA
6 5 (22.73%) B2B
6 5 (22.73%) OO
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) SEO
6 5 (22.73%) Ajax
6 5 (22.73%) Content Management
6 5 (22.73%) Spring
6 5 (22.73%) Google
6 5 (22.73%) Coremetrics
6 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
6 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 5 (22.73%) Analytics

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
1 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) 3G
1 1 (4.55%) 2G
1 1 (4.55%) LTE
1 1 (4.55%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Banking
4 2 (9.09%) German Language
4 2 (9.09%) Automotive
4 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Head of Development
5 2 (9.09%) Head of Testing
6 1 (4.55%) UI Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) CSS
2 7 (31.82%) Web Services
3 5 (22.73%) JSP
3 5 (22.73%) DHTML
3 5 (22.73%) Struts
3 5 (22.73%) Spring
3 5 (22.73%) Ajax
4 4 (18.18%) .NET
5 3 (13.64%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) SAML
6 2 (9.09%) SAP XI
6 2 (9.09%) WCF
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.55%) SOAP
7 1 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) Social Media
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
2 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
2 7 (31.82%) B2C
3 5 (22.73%) SEO
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) OOD
3 5 (22.73%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 5 (22.73%) B2B
3 5 (22.73%) Content Management
3 5 (22.73%) Analytics
3 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (22.73%) SDLC
3 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Management
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) SAP
1 5 (22.73%) Google
1 5 (22.73%) Coremetrics
1 5 (22.73%) PayPal
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) HP