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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 61 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.34% 1.49% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.03% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £338 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +26.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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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
630 542 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.64% 73.54% 71.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 273 254
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 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 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) .NET
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
5 4 (17.39%) C
5 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
6 3 (13.04%) VB
6 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 3 (13.04%) DTS
6 3 (13.04%) SLA
6 3 (13.04%) Business Development
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Social Media
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.70%) HP
7 2 (8.70%) ISEB
7 2 (8.70%) COBOL
7 2 (8.70%) HTML

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (4.35%) SAS
1 1 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ResourceLink
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) DTS
3 2 (8.70%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.35%) Ingres
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) JMeter
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Database Developer
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Database Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Remedy Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) LINQ
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) XHTML
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Social Media
3 1 (4.35%) VSAM
3 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (17.39%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Business Development
3 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) SOA
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) C
3 3 (13.04%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) COBOL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) VB6
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) JCL
5 1 (4.35%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Northgate
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
2 1 (4.35%) Remedy
2 1 (4.35%) IBM