The first table below looks at the demand for Non-Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Non-Functional Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Non-Functional Testing
Rank 126 112 129
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.11% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.54% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Non-Functional Testing
South East

Non-Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Non-Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Non-Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Non-Functional Testing across the Berkshire region.

Non-Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Non-Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Non-Functional Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Validation
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (50.00%) DHCP
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
6 5 (41.67%) Becrypt
6 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (41.67%) Software Deployment
6 5 (41.67%) XenApp
6 5 (41.67%) Citrix
6 5 (41.67%) Migration
7 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
9 2 (16.67%) Release Management
9 2 (16.67%) Cisco
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft

Non-Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Non-Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Non-Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Validation
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Software Deployment
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) XenApp
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Becrypt
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) HP