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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 99 93 105
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.05% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.35% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 4
Median daily rate £413 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £257 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £466 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
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
1918 1994 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.12% 77.44% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1053 910
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 72 21
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +6 8 £575 +121.15% 4
Slough +7 3 £413 +4.76%
Maidenhead +3 2 £450 +20.00%
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Wokingham - 1 £388 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
2 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) Selenium
4 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (18.42%) ISEB
4 7 (18.42%) Finance
5 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
5 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
6 5 (13.16%) Validation
6 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (13.16%) Ruby
6 5 (13.16%) Internet
6 5 (13.16%) Web Services
6 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
6 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
6 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
6 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.53%) NetSuite
7 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.53%) ERP
7 4 (10.53%) 3G
7 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.89%) Migration
8 3 (7.89%) Retail
8 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.63%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) PaaS
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Internet
2 4 (10.53%) 3G
3 3 (7.89%) 4G
3 3 (7.89%) LTE
3 3 (7.89%) MVNO
3 3 (7.89%) SMS
3 3 (7.89%) SSL
3 3 (7.89%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (7.89%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.63%) GGSN
5 1 (2.63%) MGW
5 1 (2.63%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.63%) RNC
5 1 (2.63%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) OLTP
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.63%) JMeter
3 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.63%) MSTest
3 1 (2.63%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Test Leader
2 7 (18.42%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Designer
4 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Security Designer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Database Designer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) SOA Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Designer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
1 5 (13.16%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) Flash
2 2 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
3 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.16%) Validation
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
5 4 (10.53%) ERP
5 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.89%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) OO
6 3 (7.89%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (7.89%) OOP
6 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) Ruby
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
2 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.63%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) NetSuite
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.63%) Velocent
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