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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 59 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.96% 1.70% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.39% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +8.77%
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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
547 710 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.67% 70.93% 66.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 351 233
Average daily rate £400 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 21
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, 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 (52.63%) JavaScript
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
1 10 (52.63%) VBA
1 10 (52.63%) CSS
1 10 (52.63%) CRM
1 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
1 10 (52.63%) HTML
1 10 (52.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
2 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (42.11%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
9 2 (10.53%) 3G
9 2 (10.53%) VoLTE
9 2 (10.53%) 4G
9 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
9 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 2 (10.53%) LTE
9 2 (10.53%) Test Management
10 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
10 1 (5.26%) Apache CXF

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (52.63%) SharePoint
2 8 (42.11%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) 3G
1 2 (10.53%) VoLTE
1 2 (10.53%) 4G
1 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
1 2 (10.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) CRM Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) CSS
1 10 (52.63%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Apache CXF
2 1 (5.26%) Struts2
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) CRM
1 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
2 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
4 1 (5.26%) Coaching
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
1 10 (52.63%) VBA
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP