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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 64 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 0.47% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.68% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £386 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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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
734 585 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.32% 68.58% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 309 364
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 19
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -31.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
2 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
2 11 (61.11%) OOP
2 11 (61.11%) Python
3 9 (50.00%) Django
4 7 (38.89%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (38.89%) Sass
4 7 (38.89%) Internet
4 7 (38.89%) CSS
4 7 (38.89%) HTML
4 7 (38.89%) User Experience
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 5 (27.78%) NoSQL
6 5 (27.78%) REST
6 5 (27.78%) Kanban
6 5 (27.78%) JSON
6 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) Java
9 2 (11.11%) C
9 2 (11.11%) C#
9 2 (11.11%) ISEB
9 2 (11.11%) Banking
9 2 (11.11%) Ruby
9 2 (11.11%) ISTQB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
1 5 (27.78%) NoSQL
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) eggPlant
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Private Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Python Developer
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Django
2 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 7 (38.89%) CSS
2 7 (38.89%) Sass
3 5 (27.78%) JSON
3 5 (27.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
2 11 (61.11%) OOP
3 7 (38.89%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (27.78%) Kanban
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Management
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.56%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
1 11 (61.11%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 2 (11.11%) C
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) SAP
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft