The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 104 98 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 1.14% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.67% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
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£350 £433 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.07% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £336 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1836 1673 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.29% 68.40% 66.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 730 806
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Strategy
South East

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Bracknell +6 3 £350 - 1
Slough +3 3 £190 - 1
Reading +4 2 £363 -14.70% 1
Hungerford - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 10 (27.03%) Test Management
3 9 (24.32%) Billing
4 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (21.62%) ISEB
5 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
5 7 (18.92%) Finance
6 6 (16.22%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco
6 6 (16.22%) .NET
6 6 (16.22%) LTE
7 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
7 5 (13.51%) TestDirector
7 5 (13.51%) MPLS
7 5 (13.51%) Marketing
7 5 (13.51%) HP
7 5 (13.51%) Validation
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (10.81%) RPG
8 4 (10.81%) SQL
8 4 (10.81%) Time Management
8 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (10.81%) Mobile Payment

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (5.41%) IIS
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.41%) Lync
1 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.70%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SIGTRAN
1 6 (16.22%) LTE
2 5 (13.51%) MPLS
3 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
4 3 (8.11%) 4G
4 3 (8.11%) MGW
4 3 (8.11%) GGSN
4 3 (8.11%) SGSN
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall
4 3 (8.11%) VoIP
5 2 (5.41%) TACACS
5 2 (5.41%) 3G
5 2 (5.41%) DAB
5 2 (5.41%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (5.41%) VoLTE
6 1 (2.70%) M3UA
6 1 (2.70%) MVNO
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (2.70%) SCTP
6 1 (2.70%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) TestDirector
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (2.70%) Calabash
4 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (24.32%) Billing
3 7 (18.92%) Finance
4 5 (13.51%) Marketing
5 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Test Manager
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Programme Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Programme Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Payments Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) DTV
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
1 3 (8.11%) Android
1 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
2 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) VMS
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.03%) Test Management
3 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Validation
5 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.81%) Time Management
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Use Case
6 3 (8.11%) Scrum
6 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL
6 3 (8.11%) CRM
6 3 (8.11%) SOA
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.41%) Benchmarking
7 2 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) RPG
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.11%) CCNA
5 3 (8.11%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) CCIE
7 1 (2.70%) CCVP
7 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Cisco
2 5 (13.51%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.41%) Appcelerator
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 2 (5.41%) BMC
5 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.70%) FrontRange
6 1 (2.70%) Unica
6 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.70%) Verint
6 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.70%) Remedy