Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 159 158
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 24 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 10
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £419 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.93% -12.99% +28.33%
10th Percentile £218 £346 £308
90th Percentile £450 £507 £643
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £54.00 - £46.00

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 3,513 3,465 3,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.02% 84.51% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,695 1,770 1,933
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 109 139
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% -41.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £46.95 £39.55 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £24.11
% change year-on-year +26.67% -6.66% +0.44%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 9 £373 -10.93%
Bracknell -4 5 - -
Wokingham - 4 £550 -
Newbury - 2 £218 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £450 -
Test Planning
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 8 (33.33%) Validation
3 7 (29.17%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
4 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (25.00%) Mercurial
4 6 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 6 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (25.00%) Subversion
4 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (25.00%) HP
4 6 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 6 (25.00%) C
4 6 (25.00%) Nokia
4 6 (25.00%) 3G
4 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (25.00%) Automotive
4 6 (25.00%) Migration
4 6 (25.00%) MATLAB
4 6 (25.00%) Simulink
4 6 (25.00%) RS-232
4 6 (25.00%) MISRA C
4 6 (25.00%) MISRA
4 6 (25.00%) FMEA
5 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
5 5 (20.83%) Embedded C++
5 5 (20.83%) QA

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:

Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) 3G
1 6 (25.00%) RS-232
2 3 (12.50%) 4G
2 3 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.17%) 2G
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) NFC
3 1 (4.17%) RFID
3 1 (4.17%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (4.17%) SS7
3 1 (4.17%) VPLS
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 6 (25.00%) Subversion
2 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.33%) TestPartner
6 1 (4.17%) Ant
6 1 (4.17%) AnthillPro
6 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.17%) Hudson
6 1 (4.17%) Introscope
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) JProfiler
6 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
6 1 (4.17%) Maven
6 1 (4.17%) Selenium
6 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (25.00%) Automotive
2 4 (16.67%) Retail
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) C Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded C Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) PC Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior C Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (16.67%) EPoS
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 8 (33.33%) Validation
3 6 (25.00%) FMEA
3 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 6 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Project Management
7 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C#
1 7 (29.17%) C++
2 6 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 6 (25.00%) C
2 6 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 6 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
3 5 (20.83%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) MISRA
1 6 (25.00%) MISRA C
2 5 (20.83%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Iperf
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) HP
1 6 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (4.17%) AppDynamics
2 1 (4.17%) Apple
2 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
2 1 (4.17%) Dynatrace
2 1 (4.17%) Juniper
2 1 (4.17%) MapR
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft