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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 105 109 128
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.73% 0.85% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.25% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 12
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£350 £440 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £345 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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
1806 1756 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.59% 68.06% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 835 763
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +12 4 £308 -16.89% 1
Bracknell 0 2 £350 -
Newbury -2 1 £438 -6.91%
Slough - 1 £275 - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 14 (38.89%) Test Management
2 14 (38.89%) Telecoms
3 9 (25.00%) Finance
3 9 (25.00%) .NET
3 9 (25.00%) TestDirector
4 7 (19.44%) RPG
4 7 (19.44%) Validation
4 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Billing
5 6 (16.67%) LTE
6 5 (13.89%) SQL
6 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Marketing
6 5 (13.89%) SIGTRAN
6 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (11.11%) Degree
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 4 (11.11%) CRM
7 4 (11.11%) HP
7 4 (11.11%) ISEB
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco
7 4 (11.11%) MPLS
7 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 3 (8.33%) 3G
8 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.33%) SOA
8 3 (8.33%) SOAP
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.78%) Agresso
2 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) LTE
2 5 (13.89%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (11.11%) MPLS
4 3 (8.33%) 3G
4 3 (8.33%) 4G
4 3 (8.33%) VoLTE
5 2 (5.56%) GGSN
5 2 (5.56%) SGSN
5 2 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (5.56%) MGW
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) TACACS
5 2 (5.56%) INAP
5 2 (5.56%) DAB
6 1 (2.78%) SMPP
6 1 (2.78%) TCAP
6 1 (2.78%) ISUP
6 1 (2.78%) SCCP
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 9 (25.00%) Finance
3 7 (19.44%) Billing
4 5 (13.89%) Marketing
5 2 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (5.56%) Electronics
5 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Programme Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Programme Test Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Designer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.78%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 14 (38.89%) Test Management
3 7 (19.44%) Validation
3 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 4 (11.11%) CRM
6 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) Time Management
6 3 (8.33%) V-Model
6 3 (8.33%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (5.56%) People Management
7 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) RPG
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCA
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) HP
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (5.56%) IBM
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Remedy
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.78%) BMC
3 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.78%) FrontRange
3 1 (2.78%) Unica
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