The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 61 75 58
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.59% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.77% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Median daily rate £525 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

System 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 529 780 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.27% 77.30% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 421 399
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Reading

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Reading

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Reading

System Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) CRM
1 5 (83.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (83.33%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
1 5 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (16.67%) HP Helion
4 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity

System Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (83.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) HP Helion
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) CRM
1 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft