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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 46 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.98% 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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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
336 128 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.95% 72.32% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 77 114
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Budget Control
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) IIS
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (11.11%) Process Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Budget Control
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Process Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft