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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 66 63 49
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.96% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.52% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £258 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.73% -14.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.28%
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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
643 581 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.91% 76.35% 71.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 318 175
Average daily rate £375 £400 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 34
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) VB
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Northgate
6 2 (15.38%) ResourceLink
6 2 (15.38%) VB6
6 2 (15.38%) Back Office
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Ingres
6 2 (15.38%) SAS
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 2 (15.38%) Windows

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Ingres
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) MS Access
3 1 (7.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) XHTML
5 1 (7.69%) SAML
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) CSS3
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
2 2 (15.38%) SOA
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) VB
4 2 (15.38%) VB6
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) COBOL
4 2 (15.38%) C
5 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Northgate
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Apple