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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 61 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.64% 0.96% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £388 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
617 697 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.60% 74.71% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 415 304
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 10
Median hourly rate £19.61 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.12% +95.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Reading region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 16 (80.00%) Windows
1 16 (80.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) C#
2 13 (65.00%) C++
2 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 13 (65.00%) XML
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (55.00%) HTTP
3 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (55.00%) VBScript
3 11 (55.00%) VB
3 11 (55.00%) C
3 11 (55.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (55.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 10 (50.00%) CSS
5 9 (45.00%) VPN
5 9 (45.00%) DNS
5 9 (45.00%) IPv6
5 9 (45.00%) DHCP
5 9 (45.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (45.00%) BGP
5 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (45.00%) IPsec
5 9 (45.00%) Workflow
5 9 (45.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 9 (45.00%) Public Cloud
5 9 (45.00%) Presales
5 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) HTTP
1 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (45.00%) BGP
2 9 (45.00%) DHCP
2 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) IPsec
2 9 (45.00%) IPv6
2 9 (45.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 9 (45.00%) VPN
3 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 3 (15.00%) VLAN
4 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (10.00%) ZigBee
5 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (45.00%) Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Python Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Smart Metering Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
1 13 (65.00%) XML
2 10 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (15.00%) Django
4 3 (15.00%) REST
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (10.00%) RESTful
6 1 (5.00%) HTML
6 1 (5.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Public Cloud
2 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (20.00%) User Experience
4 3 (15.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Linux
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 9 (45.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (45.00%) Presales
2 9 (45.00%) Process Improvement
2 9 (45.00%) Workflow
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) V-Model
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) Case Management
6 3 (15.00%) Kanban
6 3 (15.00%) OOP
6 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C#
1 13 (65.00%) C++
2 11 (55.00%) C
2 11 (55.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (55.00%) VB
2 11 (55.00%) VBScript
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
1 7 (35.00%) MCSE
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) MCSA
2 6 (30.00%) MCSD
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) XenServer
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (10.00%) Perfmon
2 2 (10.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (10.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) NetScout