The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 65 64 70
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.27% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.83% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £275 £465 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.86% +51.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
Test Strategy
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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
559 719 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.79% 75.53% 68.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 434 401
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 8
Median hourly rate £26.25 £37.09 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.22% +33.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Reading region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Reading region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (72.73%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Capybara
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Hudson
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Robot Framework
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) TestLink
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
1 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (9.09%) Governance Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Governance Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Architect
2 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
2 1 (9.09%) SOA Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) Flash
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
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