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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 50 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.28% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.39% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £588 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.66% +29.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
Test Strategy
Berkshire

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
523 762 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.40% 73.69% 70.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 512 327
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 £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.46 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 9 (69.23%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Flash
5 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (7.69%) QA
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing

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 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Leader
2 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Governance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (7.69%) Governance Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Architect
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SOA Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) Flash
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP