The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 30 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.80% - 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% - 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +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 Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 148 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.46% 73.27% 69.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 89 93
Average daily rate £350 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £27.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Oxford region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

System Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Budget Control
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Process Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) CRM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Budget Control
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Process Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft