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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 113 120
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.32% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.40% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 11
Median daily rate £325 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £287 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.92% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1460 1981 2226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.35% 80.46% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 1024 1163
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wokingham - 2 £288 -
Reading +13 1 £525 +23.52% 1
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) CRM
1 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
4 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

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 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (55.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) HP Helion
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer - Commodities
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) CRM
1 5 (55.56%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft