Period
to 16 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Test Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Planning over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Planning
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 147 153
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 19 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.46% 0.55% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.64% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 4
Berkshire median daily rate £430 £373 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.28% +4.70% -25.00%
10th Percentile £261 £320 £337
90th Percentile £500 £435 £478
South East median daily rate £388 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -8.82% +17.24% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £54.00 -
% change year-on-year -18.52% - -

Test Planning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,646 3,264 3,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.69% 85.76% 84.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,793 1,657 1,698
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £291 £250 £260
90th Percentile £610 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £434 £415
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.67% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 77 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.75 £21.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.28% +38.71% -11.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £49.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +22.00% +20.48% -8.79%

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Test Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in Berkshire

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Planning in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Planning in Berkshire

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Planning in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Planning in Berkshire

Test Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Planning in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Planning in Berkshire

Test Planning
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Planning within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 10 £440 +17.96%
Newbury -8 2 £500 +112.77% 1
Slough - 1 - -
Test Planning
South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Planning.

1 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
4 9 (47.37%) Test Management
5 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
6 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Selenium
6 7 (36.84%) Finance
7 6 (31.58%) Migration
7 6 (31.58%) Scrum
7 6 (31.58%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Python
7 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (31.58%) Windows
7 6 (31.58%) ISEB
7 6 (31.58%) Project Management
7 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
7 6 (31.58%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 6 (31.58%) Decision-Making
7 6 (31.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Process Improvement
7 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (31.58%) Azure
8 5 (26.32%) Degree

Test Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Azure
2 3 (15.79%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) 2G
2 1 (5.26%) 3G
2 1 (5.26%) 4G
2 1 (5.26%) BGP
2 1 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (5.26%) IPsec
2 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.26%) MPLS
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) SNMP
2 1 (5.26%) SSH
2 1 (5.26%) VLAN
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) VXLAN
2 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.26%) MariaDB
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Robot Framework
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Protractor
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Test Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Automation Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Web Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) OAT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Test Management
4 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
5 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Decision-Making
6 6 (31.58%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
6 6 (31.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Process Improvement
6 6 (31.58%) Project Management
6 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
6 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
7 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) TypeScript
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
2 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) ISEB
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) BIND 9
2 1 (5.26%) KVM
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
2 1 (5.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) HP ALM
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Cramer
3 2 (10.53%) Nokia
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Mirantis
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) SAP