Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 25 July 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 92 115
Rank change year-on-year -33 +23 -10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.19% 0.90% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 1.08% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 13
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £251 £301 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% +0.17% -
10th Percentile £238 £120 £230
90th Percentile £264 £488 £669
South East median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £41.25 -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £46.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +3.26% +26.90% -

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 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 1750 1674 2066
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.24% 84.12% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 901 1078
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.47% +5.36%
10th Percentile £251 £253 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 42 51
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -25.69% +31.50%
10th Percentile £9.62 £9.12 £10.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £54.10 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +7.14%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Buckinghamshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Buckinghamshire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Buckinghamshire

System 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 System Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 25 July 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 -24 3 £251 -16.33% 1
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Component Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) HP

System 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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) FMCG
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Component Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle