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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 62 60 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.07% 1.50% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.06% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £268 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.18% -2.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.44 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+55.98% -27.03%
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
620 729 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.45% 72.97% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 376 211
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 18
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) TDD
3 10 (52.63%) Linux
4 9 (47.37%) OOP
4 9 (47.37%) Internet
4 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) Python
4 9 (47.37%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) Django
4 9 (47.37%) User Experience
5 7 (36.84%) REST
5 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
6 6 (31.58%) JSON
6 6 (31.58%) HTML
6 6 (31.58%) CSS
6 6 (31.58%) RDBMS
6 6 (31.58%) NoSQL
6 6 (31.58%) Kanban
6 6 (31.58%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (31.58%) Sass
6 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) Java
8 4 (21.05%) ISEB
8 4 (21.05%) Selenium
8 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
8 4 (21.05%) Validation
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.79%) BDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) RTCP
2 1 (5.26%) RTP
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) LTE
2 1 (5.26%) VoLTE
2 1 (5.26%) CDMA
2 1 (5.26%) GPRS
2 1 (5.26%) GSM
2 1 (5.26%) UMTS
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) RDBMS
1 6 (31.58%) NoSQL
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) JBehave
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Python Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Django
2 7 (36.84%) REST
3 6 (31.58%) Sass
3 6 (31.58%) JSON
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) BBC
2 3 (15.79%) New Media
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) TDD
3 9 (47.37%) OOP
3 9 (47.37%) Scrum
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
5 6 (31.58%) Kanban
5 6 (31.58%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 3 (15.79%) V-Model
7 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Web Accessibility
8 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.53%) Software Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) DSDM
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
1 9 (47.37%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) HND
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.26%) GCP
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Cadence