Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 153 156
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +18
Contract jobs citing System Testing 22 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.51% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £349 £280 £375
90th Percentile £619 £508 £614
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £423
% change year-on-year - +6.51% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £47.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -11.05% +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 3,683 3,484 3,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.45% 84.56% 82.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,749 1,821 1,867
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £240 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.12% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 109 130
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.28% -20.55% -27.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +8.04% -2.57% -5.00%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -7 4 £380 -30.91% 2
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Slough -10 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £625 - 1
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 5 (22.73%) QA
4 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Wireframes
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (13.64%) SDLC
6 3 (13.64%) User Experience
6 3 (13.64%) User Stories
7 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
7 2 (9.09%) Big Data
7 2 (9.09%) Customer Insight
7 2 (9.09%) Analytics
7 2 (9.09%) Sqoop
7 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
7 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
7 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
7 2 (9.09%) HDFS
7 2 (9.09%) Data Science
7 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving

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 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) G Suite
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
1 2 (9.09%) Data Lake
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.09%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) NUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) QA Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Junior QA Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) OSS Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.55%) REST
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing Technology
2 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) Wireframes
5 3 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) User Stories
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (9.09%) Customer Insight
6 2 (9.09%) Data Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Data Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Data Science
6 2 (9.09%) MapReduce
6 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP