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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 41 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.34% 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £373 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
System Testing
Oxfordshire

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
251 292 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 85.67% 82.25% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 193 80
Average daily rate £425 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Average hourly rate £67.50 £18.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.86% -50.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.68 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wyse
2 1 (33.33%) Games

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Support
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Support Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Lead
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) IronPython
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Wyse