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 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 64 70 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.99% 0.58% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.80% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year
- -13.31%
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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
689 624 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.05% 71.97% 73.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 348 242
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +6.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 2015.

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 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 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Ajax
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) PayPal
5 3 (21.43%) Google Checkout
5 3 (21.43%) DHTML
5 3 (21.43%) JSP
5 3 (21.43%) SAP
5 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) Struts
5 3 (21.43%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) B2B
5 3 (21.43%) B2C

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) 3G
1 1 (7.14%) 2G
1 1 (7.14%) LTE
1 1 (7.14%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UI Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) Ajax
4 3 (21.43%) JSP
4 3 (21.43%) DHTML
4 3 (21.43%) Struts
4 3 (21.43%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) JSON
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) CSS3
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) SEO
2 3 (21.43%) Content Management
2 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
2 3 (21.43%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) OOD
2 3 (21.43%) SOA
2 3 (21.43%) B2B
2 3 (21.43%) B2C
3 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Logistics
3 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) SAP
1 3 (21.43%) Google
1 3 (21.43%) Coremetrics
1 3 (21.43%) PayPal
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle