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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 55 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.21% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 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 £337 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -7.60%
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%
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
599 271 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.84% 68.43% 71.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 147 197
Average daily rate £450 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.00 £35.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 December 2014. 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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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 -15 4 £315 +80.00%
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Budget Control
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Cognos
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Manual Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Payroll Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
1 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Budget Control
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) CAD
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Image Processing
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) IronPython
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos