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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 60 69 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 0.41% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.55% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
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£308 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £272 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £340 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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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
586 721 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.98% 73.50% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 343 247
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 14
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) ISEB
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (16.67%) Capita
6 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) LTE
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LTE
1 2 (16.67%) 3G
1 2 (16.67%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) ISUP
2 1 (8.33%) INAP
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) 4G
2 1 (8.33%) MVNO
2 1 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) VMS
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Capita
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Cognos
3 1 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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