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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 66 60 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.46% 1.20% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.68% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 5
Average daily rate £375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.04%
Software Testing
Berkshire

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
788 716 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.58% 71.89% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 382 412
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 17
Average hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.20% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £18.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 2016, 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 26 (96.30%) Linux
2 17 (62.96%) CSS
3 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
3 16 (59.26%) Python
3 16 (59.26%) TDD
4 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (55.56%) User Experience
5 11 (40.74%) Windows
5 11 (40.74%) OOP
6 10 (37.04%) Internet
6 10 (37.04%) RDBMS
6 10 (37.04%) Scrum
6 10 (37.04%) JSON
6 10 (37.04%) Relational Database
6 10 (37.04%) Django
6 10 (37.04%) Kanban
6 10 (37.04%) NoSQL
6 10 (37.04%) REST
7 9 (33.33%) Process Improvement
7 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 9 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 9 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
7 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 9 (33.33%) Public Cloud
7 9 (33.33%) Presales
7 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 9 (33.33%) Marketing
7 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Internet
2 9 (33.33%) BGP
2 9 (33.33%) DHCP
2 9 (33.33%) DNS
2 9 (33.33%) HTTP
2 9 (33.33%) IPsec
2 9 (33.33%) IPv6
2 9 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) VLAN
4 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) NoSQL
1 10 (37.04%) RDBMS
1 10 (37.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 9 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
1 15 (55.56%) Python Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Smart Metering Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Django Developer
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Support
5 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) CSS
2 10 (37.04%) Django
2 10 (37.04%) JSON
2 10 (37.04%) REST
3 9 (33.33%) .NET
3 9 (33.33%) XML
4 8 (29.63%) HTML
4 8 (29.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) User Experience
2 9 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) Smart Meter
5 1 (3.70%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Linux
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
3 9 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) TDD
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) OOP
4 10 (37.04%) Kanban
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 9 (33.33%) Presales
5 9 (33.33%) Process Improvement
5 9 (33.33%) Workflow
6 8 (29.63%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
7 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) OO
9 2 (7.41%) Case Management
9 2 (7.41%) Requirements Management
9 2 (7.41%) V-Model
9 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) JavaScript
1 16 (59.26%) Python
2 9 (33.33%) C
2 9 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) C++
2 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (33.33%) VB
2 9 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) MCSA
2 6 (22.22%) MCSD
2 6 (22.22%) MCSE
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) Facebook
2 1 (3.70%) NetScout
2 1 (3.70%) Twitter
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