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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 64 76 99
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.69% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.95% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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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
584 733 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.20% 72.07% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 374 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
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%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) BMC

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (14.29%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Coordinator
2 2 (28.57%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Release Management
1 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Test Management
1 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
1 1 (14.29%) Time Management
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
1 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
1 1 (14.29%) SOA
1 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
1 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
1 1 (14.29%) Service Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITSM
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) BMC
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy
1 1 (14.29%) FrontRange