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 22 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 65 64 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +26
Contract jobs citing System Testing 2 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 1.87% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 2.59% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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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
580 734 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.97% 72.17% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 376 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £475 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 14 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) SAP SRM
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP SRM
General
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) SAP SRM Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Technical Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) SAP