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 28 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 62 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.79% 0.99% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.25% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Average daily rate £301 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
- -8.19%
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
Buckinghamshire

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
638 718 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.06% 78.73% 76.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 374 363
Average daily rate £410 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £285 £250
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 7 9 15
Average hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +150.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) SAP FI
2 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) V-Model
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) PowerCenter
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Informatica Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) V-Model
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy