Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 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.

Test Strategy
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 84 92
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 20 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.57% 1.01% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.27% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 13
Reading median daily rate £438 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +40.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £286 £279 £332
90th Percentile £536 £625 £491
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 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 1045 1184 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.28% 79.95% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 613 931
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £271 £225 £245
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 40 47 84
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 £13.05 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.48 £50.50 £46.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +73.91%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Reading

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Reading

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Reading over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Reading

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) SOAP
2 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (25.00%) SDLC
3 5 (25.00%) QA
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) REST
4 4 (20.00%) Test Management
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.00%) API Design
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) HTTP

Test Strategy
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 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) IDOL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (15.00%) XMLSpy
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Designer
2 3 (15.00%) SOA Designer
2 3 (15.00%) SOA Solution Designer
2 3 (15.00%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) SOA Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Maximo Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) SOAP
2 4 (20.00%) REST
3 3 (15.00%) WSDL
3 3 (15.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) STB
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (15.00%) API Design
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) SOA
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Cognos
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) comScore
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.00%) Trillium