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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 106 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 0.48% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.62% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 12
Median daily rate £388 £465 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £320 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £495 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
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
1560 1938 1979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.39% 77.00% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 1046 1031
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 87 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.90 £27.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +11.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.12 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Reading +5 2 £275 -40.86% 1
Bracknell +2 1 £350 -
Wokingham - 1 £425 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
2 9 (32.14%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) SaaS
5 6 (21.43%) PaaS
5 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 6 (21.43%) OOP
5 6 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (17.86%) OO
6 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Selenium
6 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.29%) NetSuite
7 4 (14.29%) ISEB
7 4 (14.29%) ERP
8 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Finance
8 3 (10.71%) Validation
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) QA
8 3 (10.71%) Test Management
8 3 (10.71%) SDLC
8 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 2 (7.14%) Test Planning

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 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) SaaS
2 6 (21.43%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Capybara
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.57%) Hudson
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) MSTest
3 1 (3.57%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (3.57%) Robot Framework
3 1 (3.57%) SilkTest
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) TestLink
3 1 (3.57%) TestNG
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Leader
2 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Test Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) QA Leader
6 2 (7.14%) SOA Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Integration Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.14%) Ajax
1 2 (7.14%) Flash
1 2 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
2 9 (32.14%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (21.43%) OOP
4 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
5 5 (17.86%) OO
5 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.29%) ERP
6 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) SDLC
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
7 3 (10.71%) Validation
8 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.29%) ISEB
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) NetSuite
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Saba
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) webMethods
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