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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 69 86 79
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.94% 0.85% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.06% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
Average daily rate £350 £283 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -29.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
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
888 1038 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 83.69% 79.91% 77.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 500 501
Average daily rate £406 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 25
Average hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.67 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 £301 +0.16% 1
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) SAP FI
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Change Control
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) V-Model
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Banking

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Informatica Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Change Control
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) V-Model
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle