The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 73 65 75
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.87% 1.15% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.36% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Median daily rate £375 £394 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +33.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £296 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +6.15% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software 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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 852 881 969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.80% 84.47% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 464 475
Median daily rate £405 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Buckinghamshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Milton Keynes -9 6 £375 -6.25% 1
High Wycombe +4 3 - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) QA
3 6 (46.15%) Selenium
3 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
3 6 (46.15%) ISEB
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) JIRA
4 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) Android
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
6 3 (23.08%) API Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) GIS
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
3 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) MSTest
5 1 (7.69%) Appium
5 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
5 1 (7.69%) Mockito
5 1 (7.69%) Moq
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) QA Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Web Tester
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Strategy Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Android Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Android Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.69%) Java EE
3 1 (7.69%) JavaFX
3 1 (7.69%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
3 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) API Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Biometrics
6 2 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Service Management
6 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) F#
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Compaq
2 2 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Luciad
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Xamarin
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