The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 66 50 77
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 2.71% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 3.93% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 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 £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
613 661 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.11% 69.00% 68.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 283 311
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 9
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (16.67%) Endeca
4 1 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (16.67%) Coremetrics
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) BT
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (16.67%) IVR
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) CRM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP SRM
1 1 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SAP SRM Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) IVR
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) WFM
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Genesys
2 1 (16.67%) Empirix
2 1 (16.67%) Siemens
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) Endeca
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Coremetrics
2 1 (16.67%) Verint
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM