Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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.

System Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 83 101
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 -12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.31% 1.08% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Reading median daily rate £550 £455 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.88% +5.81% -4.44%
10th Percentile £525 £425 £325
90th Percentile £575 £556 £506
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £428
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £40.00

System Testing 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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1061 1186 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.57% 79.87% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 618 920
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £272 £228 £237
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £30.45
% change year-on-year -19.44% -40.89% +77.45%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Ariba
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Validation

System 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 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) HP Helion
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Ariba
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP