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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 103 112 95
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.69% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.95% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 17
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £330 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £435 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £68.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.38% +70.00%
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
2030 2103 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.36% 72.97% 69.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 1086 694
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 57
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £167.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 5 £415 +18.57% 1
Newbury -5 3 £438 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £350 -
Slough - - - - 2
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 27 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 21 (36.84%) Validation
3 19 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 18 (31.58%) Cisco
5 17 (29.82%) Migration
6 16 (28.07%) Test Management
7 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (22.81%) QA
9 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
9 11 (19.30%) CCNP
9 11 (19.30%) Juniper
9 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (17.54%) F5
10 10 (17.54%) MPLS
10 10 (17.54%) Firewall
11 9 (15.79%) Finance
11 9 (15.79%) JNCIS
11 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
11 9 (15.79%) Oracle
11 9 (15.79%) PRINCE2
12 8 (14.04%) Linux
12 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
12 8 (14.04%) Release Management
12 8 (14.04%) Supplier Management
12 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (12.28%) Project Management
13 7 (12.28%) ISEB
13 7 (12.28%) VoIP
14 6 (10.53%) CRM

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) Lync
3 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.75%) Agresso
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) MPLS
1 10 (17.54%) Firewall
2 7 (12.28%) VoIP
3 6 (10.53%) BGP
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (5.26%) LTE
4 3 (5.26%) Megaco
4 3 (5.26%) MGCP
4 3 (5.26%) RTP
4 3 (5.26%) SMS
5 2 (3.51%) IPv6
5 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.51%) VoLTE
5 2 (3.51%) Network Security
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (1.75%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (1.75%) 3G
6 1 (1.75%) ISUP
6 1 (1.75%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) DataStage
2 1 (1.75%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) TestDirector
1 3 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 9 (15.79%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Billing
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.81%) Test Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) IP Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Test Leader
6 6 (10.53%) Environment Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Programme Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Release Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.51%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) QA Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) IP Network Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Smart Meter
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
1 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Validation
2 17 (29.82%) Migration
3 16 (28.07%) Test Management
4 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Release Management
6 8 (14.04%) Supplier Management
7 7 (12.28%) Project Management
8 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 6 (10.53%) CRM
8 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.77%) Change Management
9 5 (8.77%) System Testing
10 4 (7.02%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.02%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) CCNP
1 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.79%) JNCIS
3 7 (12.28%) ISEB
3 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) FortiGate
2 5 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 18 (31.58%) Cisco
3 11 (19.30%) Juniper
4 10 (17.54%) F5
5 9 (15.79%) Oracle
6 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
7 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.02%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (1.75%) Google
10 1 (1.75%) Verint
10 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (1.75%) SAP
10 1 (1.75%) IBM
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