Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 150 164
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 -6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 17 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £425 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -16.67% +45.71%
South East median daily rate £488 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £47.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -12.63% +30.14% -8.75%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,335 3,392 3,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.56% 84.42% 82.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,654 1,736 1,979
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £573
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 113 143
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -33.96%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.55 £39.20 £44.66
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.73% -2.22% -4.26%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Berkshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Berkshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in Berkshire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Berkshire

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 5 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 2
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
5 2 (11.76%) Big Data
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Insight
5 2 (11.76%) Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Sqoop
5 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (11.76%) HDFS
5 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
5 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
5 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
5 2 (11.76%) Structured Programming

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Data Lake
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
1 2 (11.76%) Sqoop
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) NUnit
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) OSS Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) REST
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Scrum
2 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) BDD
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Insight
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) MapReduce
4 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) HDFS
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle