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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 42 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.80% 0.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.71%
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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
300 123 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.21% 71.10% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 73 106
Average daily rate £463 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £13.69 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £63.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB