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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 55 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.95% - 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% - 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.23% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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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
611 672 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.82% 72.73% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 299 259
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -37.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £22.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) TDD
3 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
3 15 (65.22%) OOP
3 15 (65.22%) Python
4 13 (56.52%) Django
5 11 (47.83%) Linux
5 11 (47.83%) Internet
5 11 (47.83%) User Experience
6 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
7 9 (39.13%) Scrum
7 9 (39.13%) CSS
7 9 (39.13%) HTML
7 9 (39.13%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (39.13%) Sass
8 8 (34.78%) NoSQL
8 8 (34.78%) REST
8 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
8 8 (34.78%) RDBMS
8 8 (34.78%) JSON
8 8 (34.78%) Kanban
9 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
9 5 (21.74%) Java
10 4 (17.39%) SQL
10 4 (17.39%) ISEB
11 3 (13.04%) Validation
11 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
11 3 (13.04%) Selenium
11 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (13.04%) Test Planning

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) RTCP
2 1 (4.35%) RTP
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) LTE
2 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
2 1 (4.35%) CDMA
2 1 (4.35%) GPRS
2 1 (4.35%) GSM
2 1 (4.35%) UMTS
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) RDBMS
1 8 (34.78%) NoSQL
1 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) eggPlant
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) Python Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) Django
2 9 (39.13%) HTML
2 9 (39.13%) CSS
2 9 (39.13%) Sass
3 8 (34.78%) JSON
3 8 (34.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) TDD
3 15 (65.22%) OOP
4 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
5 9 (39.13%) Scrum
5 9 (39.13%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (34.78%) Kanban
7 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
8 3 (13.04%) Validation
8 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 2 (8.70%) V-Model
9 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Test Management
10 1 (4.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
1 15 (65.22%) Python
2 5 (21.74%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (4.35%) GCP
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft