Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 17 January 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 Strategy
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 141 144
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 -28
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 44 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.06% 0.90% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.07% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 17
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76% +13.90%
10th Percentile £282 £256 £277
90th Percentile £666 £494 £565
South East median daily rate £450 £415 £420
% change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £48.95 £45.87
% change year-on-year - +6.70% -23.55%

Test Strategy 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 3,551 3,455 3,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.77% 84.31% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,692 1,803 1,765
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 86 124
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -20.66% -28.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £49.00 £42.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.41% +6.76% -21.05%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Berkshire

Test Strategy
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 Strategy within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 -25 13 £500 +36.05% 6
Bracknell +7 10 £663 +43.35% 1
Wokingham -3 7 £500 +127.27%
Maidenhead +7 3 £350 -3.45%
Newbury +3 3 - -
Slough -6 3 £500 +11.11%
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
2 14 (31.82%) QA
3 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
5 8 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.18%) HP
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
6 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
7 6 (13.64%) Test Management
7 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 6 (13.64%) JMeter
7 6 (13.64%) HP UFT
7 6 (13.64%) LoadRunner
7 6 (13.64%) Java
7 6 (13.64%) SQL
7 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (13.64%) Process Improvement
8 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
8 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
8 5 (11.36%) Decision-Making
8 5 (11.36%) JUnit
8 5 (11.36%) Degree
8 5 (11.36%) JIRA
8 5 (11.36%) Retail
8 5 (11.36%) TestPartner
9 4 (9.09%) Nessus
9 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing

Test Strategy
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 2 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Boomi
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Apigee
3 1 (2.27%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Firewall
1 3 (6.82%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.27%) 4G
2 1 (2.27%) 5G
2 1 (2.27%) DSL
2 1 (2.27%) GSM
2 1 (2.27%) LTE
2 1 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.27%) UMTS
2 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.27%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) HP UFT
1 6 (13.64%) JMeter
1 6 (13.64%) LoadRunner
2 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
2 5 (11.36%) JIRA
2 5 (11.36%) JUnit
2 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
2 5 (11.36%) TestPartner
3 4 (9.09%) Selenium
4 3 (6.82%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (6.82%) Mocha
5 2 (4.55%) GitLab
5 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.27%) Maven
6 1 (2.27%) Mockito
6 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.36%) Retail
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Test Manager
2 8 (18.18%) Consultant
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Programme Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Programme Test Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Test Programme Manager
4 4 (9.09%) EPoS Manager
4 4 (9.09%) EPoS Test Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Engagement Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (6.82%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Test Engagement Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Test Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) SAP Business Workflow
2 2 (4.55%) RESTful
2 2 (4.55%) Taurus
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) Spring
3 1 (2.27%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) EPoS
2 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
1 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
2 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
4 8 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 7 (15.91%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 6 (13.64%) Test Management
7 5 (11.36%) Decision-Making
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (9.09%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Validation
9 3 (6.82%) Coaching
9 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.82%) Security Architecture
9 3 (6.82%) SOA
9 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) ABAP
3 2 (4.55%) Python
3 2 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) ISEB
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) BladeLogic
1 4 (9.09%) Nessus
2 2 (4.55%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) HP
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) BMC
2 4 (9.09%) Remedy
3 3 (6.82%) Dell
3 3 (6.82%) JD Edwards
3 3 (6.82%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Huawei
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Samsung
5 1 (2.27%) webMethods