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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 58 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.44% 1.45% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.11% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +1.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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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
587 760 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 64.86% 68.90% 66.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 395 264
Average daily rate £413 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £528 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 26
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.49% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (66.67%) HTML
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) VBA
1 10 (66.67%) CSS
1 10 (66.67%) CRM
1 10 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 10 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (26.67%) HP
7 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
10 1 (6.67%) ERP
10 1 (6.67%) Linux
10 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) HTML
1 10 (66.67%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) CRM
1 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) HP