The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 104 104 106
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.17% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 10
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £290 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £420 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-25.75% -44.82%
Software Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1810 1960 1906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.34% 76.09% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1129 937
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 71 22
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +97.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Testing
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 Software Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 2 £375 -6.25%
Slough +1 2 £413 +30.95%
Bracknell -2 1 £270 -35.71% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £420 -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (46.88%) .NET
4 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
5 14 (43.75%) C#
5 14 (43.75%) C++
5 14 (43.75%) XML
6 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
7 12 (37.50%) HTTP
7 12 (37.50%) C
7 12 (37.50%) VBScript
7 12 (37.50%) VB
7 12 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 12 (37.50%) Hyper-V
8 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
9 10 (31.25%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (31.25%) Public Cloud
9 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (31.25%) Load Balancing
9 10 (31.25%) Ubuntu
9 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
9 10 (31.25%) CSS
9 10 (31.25%) DHCP
9 10 (31.25%) VPN
9 10 (31.25%) DNS
9 10 (31.25%) IPv6
9 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
9 10 (31.25%) BGP
9 10 (31.25%) IPsec

Software Testing
Top Related 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
2 12 (37.50%) HTTP
3 10 (31.25%) BGP
3 10 (31.25%) DHCP
3 10 (31.25%) DNS
3 10 (31.25%) IPsec
3 10 (31.25%) IPv6
3 10 (31.25%) Software-Defined Networking
3 10 (31.25%) VPN
4 7 (21.88%) VLAN
5 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (6.25%) ZigBee
6 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Fiddler
3 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) MSTest
4 1 (3.13%) TestNG
General
1 9 (28.13%) Marketing
2 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Test Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) BSS Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) OSS Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior BSS Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior OSS Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Smart Metering Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) ITSM Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 14 (43.75%) XML
3 10 (31.25%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) RESTful
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.25%) JSON
6 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Public Cloud
2 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) Smart Meter
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) CMDB
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (31.25%) Ubuntu
5 7 (21.88%) Unix
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
2 10 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 10 (31.25%) Workflow
3 9 (28.13%) Presales
3 9 (28.13%) Process Improvement
3 9 (28.13%) V-Model
3 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
4 5 (15.63%) Test Management
4 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) CRM
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) ITSM
5 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Case Management
6 3 (9.38%) ERP
6 3 (9.38%) Requirements Management
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) C#
1 14 (43.75%) C++
2 12 (37.50%) C
2 12 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 12 (37.50%) VB
2 12 (37.50%) VBScript
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 9 (28.13%) Degree
3 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (21.88%) MCSE
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (18.75%) MCSA
4 6 (18.75%) MCSD
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (9.38%) ISEB
7 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) XenServer
4 1 (3.13%) Docker
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.25%) Perfmon
2 2 (6.25%) SCOrch
2 2 (6.25%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) NetSuite
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) NetScout
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com