The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Milton Keynes 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 57 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 12 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.36% 1.26% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.75% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £258 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% +17.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
662 514 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.23% 71.79% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 286 208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 20
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.90 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 August 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Business Development
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) SLA
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) C
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) Social Media
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (10.53%) DB2
6 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.53%) DTS
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Automotive
6 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.26%) JMeter
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
7 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) DTS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Database Developer
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
2 1 (5.26%) LINQ
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Social Media
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) VSAM
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Solaris
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) Business Development
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) JCL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) COBOL
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle