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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 62 53 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.83% 1.68% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 2.27% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +21.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.50%
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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
643 572 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.91% 73.81% 71.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 311 277
Average daily rate £380 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 37
Average hourly rate £12.00 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.38% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £63.20 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Business Development
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%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (10.53%) Social Media
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) DB2
6 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.53%) DTS
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Automotive
7 1 (5.26%) JMeter
7 1 (5.26%) VSAM
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
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 10g
3 1 (5.26%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Database Developer
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
2 1 (5.26%) LINQ
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Social Media
3 1 (5.26%) VSAM
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
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
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) Business Development
3 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) JCL
4 1 (5.26%) SELCOPY
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) COBOL
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
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 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) IBM