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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 58 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.89% 0.10% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.14% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+287.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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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
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 9 (52.94%) Internet
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) OOP
3 9 (52.94%) Python
3 9 (52.94%) Django
3 9 (52.94%) User Experience
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) RDBMS
5 6 (35.29%) JSON
5 6 (35.29%) Kanban
5 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
5 6 (35.29%) REST
5 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (29.41%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (29.41%) Sass
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (23.53%) Validation
7 4 (23.53%) ISEB
8 3 (17.65%) V-Model
8 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
8 3 (17.65%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) LTE
2 1 (5.88%) CDMA
2 1 (5.88%) GPRS
2 1 (5.88%) GSM
2 1 (5.88%) UMTS
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) RTCP
2 1 (5.88%) RTP
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) RDBMS
1 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
1 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) eggPlant
3 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Python Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) AWS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) Django
2 6 (35.29%) JSON
2 6 (35.29%) REST
3 5 (29.41%) Sass
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 9 (52.94%) OOP
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Kanban
6 5 (29.41%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (23.53%) Validation
8 3 (17.65%) V-Model
8 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
8 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
9 2 (11.76%) BDD
10 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) HND
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (5.88%) GCP
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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