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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 51 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing System Testing 15 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.67% 0.30% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 0.42% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £319 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £314 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £324 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
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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
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 13 (50.00%) C#
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 8 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 8 (30.77%) Web Services
5 8 (30.77%) RAD
5 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 8 (30.77%) Client/Server
5 8 (30.77%) Scrum
5 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (30.77%) Telerik
5 8 (30.77%) WCF
5 8 (30.77%) WPF
5 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (30.77%) Mobile Computing
5 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (30.77%) RESTful
5 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) CRM
7 5 (19.23%) HP
7 5 (19.23%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (19.23%) Test Management
7 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle
7 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (19.23%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) 3G
1 3 (11.54%) LTE
1 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
1 3 (11.54%) VoLTE
1 3 (11.54%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Programmer
2 8 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 8 (30.77%) C# Programmer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) AWS Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
1 8 (30.77%) WCF
1 8 (30.77%) WPF
1 8 (30.77%) RESTful
1 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (7.69%) Struts2
2 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.69%) Spring
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) Apache CXF
2 2 (7.69%) Ajax
2 2 (7.69%) XHTML
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) Struts
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Client/Server
1 8 (30.77%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) RAD
1 8 (30.77%) Scrum
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
1 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) CRM
3 5 (19.23%) Test Management
3 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
3 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Usability Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Telerik
3 5 (19.23%) HP
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
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