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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 70 86
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.093% 0.94% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 1.12% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 8
Median daily rate - £350 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -36.41% +15.71%  

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 903 894 1051
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.77% 84.26% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 486 505
Median daily rate £411 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +13.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 28
Median hourly rate £31.00 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.48% +28.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 -8 1 - -
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (50.00%) RedPrairie
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (50.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (50.00%) SAP BW
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) FMCG
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) RedPrairie
1 1 (50.00%) SAP