The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 66 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.68% 0.98% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.38% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £300 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £253 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £330 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £35.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-26.05% +33.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
663 506 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.68% 71.07% 72.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 247 188
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) VB
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) COBOL
4 3 (23.08%) DTS
5 2 (15.38%) VB6
5 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Northgate
5 2 (15.38%) ResourceLink
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Ingres
5 2 (15.38%) SAS
5 2 (15.38%) SLA
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) XHTML

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (15.38%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) DTS
3 2 (15.38%) Ingres
4 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Database Developer
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) COBOL
3 2 (15.38%) VB6
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) C
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) JCL
4 1 (7.69%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Northgate
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP