Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 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.

Software Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 90 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.63% 1.20% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.52% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 16
Reading median daily rate £300 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -3.23% +8.39%
10th Percentile £275 £325 £331
90th Percentile £383 £411 £416
Berkshire median daily rate £313 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £37.00

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1002 1445 1446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.15% 78.66% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 822 797
Reading median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £385
% change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 52
Reading median hourly rate £17.59 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.53% -1.02% +26.50%
10th Percentile £13.60 £10.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £45.39 £40.17
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.61% -31.11% +31.81%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Reading

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Reading

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) GDPR
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (25.00%) Gherkin

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Fiddler
1 2 (25.00%) JMeter
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Environment Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (25.00%) Java EE
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
5 2 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) DSDM
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (25.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) VMware