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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 36 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.76% 1.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £436 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
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
197 324 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.62% 84.38% 68.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 260 112
Average daily rate £425 £420 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 11
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) W3C
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Pega
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Lead
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) OWASP
1 1 (50.00%) Remote Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) ForgeRock
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Pega
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore