The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 56 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.36% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£494 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £352 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £36.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.37% +31.81%
System Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
557 334 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 75.78% 68.44% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 216 220
Average daily rate £413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Oxfordshire region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 3 £475 -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Management
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (26.67%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (26.67%) Eloqua
4 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) VBScript
4 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
4 4 (26.67%) Business Objects
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Adobe
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Web Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Aprimo

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (20.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Google Analytics
1 3 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (13.33%) MS Access
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (26.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Database Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Testing Manager
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Database Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Server Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
1 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Test Management
2 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) SOA
3 4 (26.67%) ETL
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Web Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Workflow
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) Campaign Management
4 3 (20.00%) Line Management
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) VBScript
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (13.33%) VBA
5 1 (6.67%) IronPython
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Eloqua
2 4 (26.67%) Business Objects
2 4 (26.67%) Adobe
2 4 (26.67%) Aprimo
3 3 (20.00%) Google
3 3 (20.00%) Tableau
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft