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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 106 92 106
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 16 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 1.18% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.51% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 6
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £257 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £466 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
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
1876 1920 1888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.29% 77.80% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 952 901
Median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 70 23
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.26 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -11 4 £500 +92.30% 2
Slough +5 3 £470 +19.36%
Maidenhead +1 2 £450 +20.00%
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (19.35%) Selenium
4 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
4 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
5 5 (16.13%) Web Services
5 5 (16.13%) CRM
5 5 (16.13%) Internet
5 5 (16.13%) Ruby
5 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
6 4 (12.90%) Gherkin
6 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.90%) 3G
6 4 (12.90%) ISEB
6 4 (12.90%) ERP
6 4 (12.90%) C#
6 4 (12.90%) Finance
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Retail
7 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Validation
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Windows

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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.23%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
2 4 (12.90%) 3G
3 3 (9.68%) 4G
3 3 (9.68%) LTE
3 3 (9.68%) MVNO
3 3 (9.68%) SMS
3 3 (9.68%) SSL
3 3 (9.68%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (9.68%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.23%) GGSN
5 1 (3.23%) MGW
5 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.23%) RNC
5 1 (3.23%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) OLTP
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) JMeter
4 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.23%) MSTest
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Designer
2 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Developer in Test
4 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Database Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.68%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
2 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
3 5 (16.13%) CRM
3 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) BDD
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) MSF
5 3 (9.68%) OO
5 3 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (9.68%) OOP
5 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) Ruby
3 4 (12.90%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) ISEB
3 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) NetSuite
3 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.23%) Velocent