Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 152 160
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 +4
Contract jobs citing System Testing 16 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.45% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 10
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £280 £375 £325
90th Percentile £508 £614 £491
South East median daily rate £450 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +12.15% +7.00% +10.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +30.14% -8.75% +6.67%

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 3440 3473 3895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.60% 81.37% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1866 2150
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 130 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +77.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.45 £48.83 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -5 4 £550 +20.88% 1
Slough - 4 £425 - 1
Newbury - 1 £475 -
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Marketing
1 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Visualforce
2 4 (25.00%) Apex Code
2 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (25.00%) Campaign Management
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Pardot
2 4 (25.00%) Server Patching
2 4 (25.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 4 (25.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Validation
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team Management
3 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
3 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) NetSuite
1 1 (6.25%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 4 (25.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Force.com
2 1 (6.25%) HP Helion
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Marketing
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Salesforce Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Salesforce Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Salesforce Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Visualforce
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
2 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Campaign Management
2 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Server Patching
2 4 (25.00%) Validation
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team Management
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Apex Code
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (25.00%) Pardot
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Ariba
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud