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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 63 47 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.57% 0.95% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £329 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.29% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 386 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.68% 73.24% 63.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 236 254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 3 (33.33%) CMS
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) Kentico
1 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) Ranorex
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Automotive
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Social Media
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (33.33%) CMS
1 3 (33.33%) Kentico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Database Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) HP