Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

Software Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 99 104
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 20 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.84% 0.69% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.82% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 22
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £328 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.48% +14.81% +22.73%
10th Percentile £293 £301 £221
90th Percentile £369 £513 £454
South East median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £38.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.67% -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.19
% change year-on-year - +17.85% -1.46%

Software 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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1936 1463 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.76% 84.08% 80.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 799 1119
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £235 £237
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 60 62
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.20% -7.38% +29.56%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.65 £44.95
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 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
Milton Keynes -16 17 £328 -16.83% 1
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) ISEB
3 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (55.00%) HP
4 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
5 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
6 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (45.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) User Stories
8 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (25.00%) Banking
10 5 (25.00%) Retail
10 5 (25.00%) JIRA
10 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
11 4 (20.00%) Information Governance
11 4 (20.00%) Data Privacy
11 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (20.00%) Automotive
11 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 4 (20.00%) B2C
12 3 (15.00%) Selenium
12 3 (15.00%) GDPR
12 3 (15.00%) SDLC

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 5 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.00%) Project Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (40.00%) User Stories
5 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (20.00%) B2C
7 4 (20.00%) Data Privacy
7 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (20.00%) Information Governance
8 3 (15.00%) SDLC
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
9 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
9 2 (10.00%) System Testing
9 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) ISEB
2 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) GDPR
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Atlassian