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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 106 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 1.25% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.71% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
Average daily rate £373 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £330 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
1997 1983 2006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.59% 73.12% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1006 1032
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £126.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 7 £375 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £400 -
Newbury - 2 £369 - 1
Slough +3 1 £340 -2.85%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
2 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) Test Management
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
4 6 (20.69%) ERP
4 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
4 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
5 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.24%) QA
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (17.24%) Java
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) C#
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) VMware
6 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
6 4 (13.79%) CRM
6 4 (13.79%) Selenium
6 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (13.79%) MSF
6 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) SAP BPC
2 1 (3.45%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) FTP
2 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.45%) 3G
3 1 (3.45%) DAB
3 1 (3.45%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (3.45%) LTE
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (3.45%) SMS
3 1 (3.45%) SS7
3 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
3 3 (10.34%) JMeter
4 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.90%) Introscope
4 2 (6.90%) JProfiler
4 2 (6.90%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.90%) Toad
5 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Gradle
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Test Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Designer
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Developer in Test
5 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Release Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) IP Architect
6 1 (3.45%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
1 2 (6.90%) JDBC
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
1 2 (6.90%) ODBC
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) Spring
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.34%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Solaris
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
2 8 (27.59%) Test Management
3 6 (20.69%) ERP
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) CRM
5 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
5 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
5 4 (13.79%) MSF
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) SDLC
7 2 (6.90%) Release Management
7 2 (6.90%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) C#
1 5 (17.24%) Java
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Ruby
3 2 (6.90%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.90%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) ISEB
6 1 (3.45%) CCNP
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (6.90%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
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