The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 65 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.72% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
618 668 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.36% 68.72% 68.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 284 311
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £242 £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 10 15 10
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 £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) BMC
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) VMS
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Agresso
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) VMS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
2 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) BMC
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) FrontRange
2 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow