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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 74 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.89% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.12% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 8
Median daily rate £300 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-41.52% +22.14%

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
580 802 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.78% 79.41% 72.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 472 368
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) JBoss
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Java EE
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared

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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Web Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Java EE
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 2 (33.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware