The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 75 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 1.03% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.48% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Average daily rate £425 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £113 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £431 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
System 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
751 609 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.63% 69.84% 73.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 339 364
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Reading region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Reading region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Front Office
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) OpenLink
3 1 (16.67%) Endur
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Endur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Endur Manager
2 1 (16.67%) OpenLink Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Leader
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
2 1 (16.67%) OpenLink