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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 67 56 69
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 1.06% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.39% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £500 £260 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -17.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £367 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
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
688 646 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.99% 76.00% 74.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 327 327
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.12 £46.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) MSF
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) WFM
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (11.11%) Governance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Integration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) MSF
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Contact Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco