The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing 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
Software Testing
Rank 62 72 99
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 1.08% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.50% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Average daily rate
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£413 £310 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% +16.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -68.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
584 733 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.20% 72.07% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 374 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Reading region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Reading region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Web Accessibility
1 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) DSDM
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) JBehave
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Cadence
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) JBehave
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Web Accessibility
1 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) DSDM
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cadence