The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 113 95 110
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 1.10% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.44% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 5
Median daily rate £470 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £252 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £428 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1907 1939 1887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.10% 76.34% 74.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 996 926
Median daily rate £413 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 57 42
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.41 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £40.90 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Berkshire region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Slough +12 5 £470 +21.29% 2
Reading -14 4 £525 +101.92% 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 6 (22.22%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (22.22%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 5 (18.52%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) Web Services
4 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (18.52%) ERP
4 5 (18.52%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
4 5 (18.52%) Ruby
4 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) MSF
5 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (14.81%) Test Management
5 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
5 4 (14.81%) Internet
5 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) SSL
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) 3G
4 1 (3.70%) 4G
4 1 (3.70%) FTP
4 1 (3.70%) GGSN
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.70%) LTE
4 1 (3.70%) MGW
4 1 (3.70%) MVNO
4 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.70%) RNC
4 1 (3.70%) SGSN
4 1 (3.70%) SMS
4 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.70%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) OLTP
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
2 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.41%) JMeter
3 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.70%) Introscope
4 1 (3.70%) JProfiler
4 1 (3.70%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Designer
1 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Solutions Designer
2 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer in Test
3 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Security Designer
3 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (7.41%) Database Designer
4 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
3 3 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) JDBC
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 5 (18.52%) ERP
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) MSF
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Test Management
6 3 (11.11%) BDD
6 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Contact Management
7 2 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) Ruby
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.70%) nmon
2 1 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) HP
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.70%) Velocent