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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 66 55 68
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.27% 1.60% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 2.09% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 6
Median daily rate £375 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
575 717 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 77.08% 76.44% 67.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 437 391
Median daily rate £413 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.09 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +33.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Contact Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) DSDM
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Lead Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Web Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Web Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Development Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Contact Management
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) DSDM
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft