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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 113 109 123
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.71% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.05% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 8
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£390 £280 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £181 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £322 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.64% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £34.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +38.77%
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
1829 1719 1870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.56% 68.27% 67.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 877 723
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 59
Average hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 9 £390 +25.80% 2
Bracknell - 2 £250 - 1
Slough - 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 16 (47.06%) HP
2 15 (44.12%) ISEB
2 15 (44.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) QA
4 13 (38.24%) Telecoms
4 13 (38.24%) Finance
4 13 (38.24%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (26.47%) Scrum
7 8 (23.53%) TDD
7 8 (23.53%) Manufacturing
7 8 (23.53%) Electronics
7 8 (23.53%) Python
8 7 (20.59%) SAP
8 7 (20.59%) DTV
8 7 (20.59%) Internet
8 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (20.59%) Programme Management
8 7 (20.59%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (20.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (20.59%) Marketing
9 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
9 6 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (17.65%) Test Management
9 6 (17.65%) DNS
9 6 (17.65%) Java
9 6 (17.65%) User Experience
9 6 (17.65%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.88%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Internet
2 6 (17.65%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) SSL
3 4 (11.76%) 4G
4 3 (8.82%) INAP
4 3 (8.82%) Firewall
4 3 (8.82%) 2G
4 3 (8.82%) 3G
4 3 (8.82%) GPRS
4 3 (8.82%) UMTS
4 3 (8.82%) HTTP
5 2 (5.88%) SNMP
5 2 (5.88%) 3GPP
5 2 (5.88%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) GSM
5 2 (5.88%) SS7
5 2 (5.88%) IPv6
5 2 (5.88%) ISUP
5 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
5 2 (5.88%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
1 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) JUnit
3 3 (8.82%) TestNG
3 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.82%) TestLink
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.88%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) JBehave
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (38.24%) Telecoms
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 8 (23.53%) Electronics
3 7 (20.59%) Marketing
4 3 (8.82%) Retail
5 2 (5.88%) Billing
6 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Python Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) QA Leader
4 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) REST
2 5 (14.71%) JSON
2 5 (14.71%) Django
3 4 (11.76%) HTML
3 4 (11.76%) CSS
3 4 (11.76%) Sass
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) WAP
4 2 (5.88%) WML
5 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.59%) DTV
3 6 (17.65%) User Experience
4 3 (8.82%) New Media
4 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) BBC
4 3 (8.82%) Smart Meter
5 2 (5.88%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.94%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Scrum
3 8 (23.53%) TDD
4 7 (20.59%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (20.59%) Programme Management
5 6 (17.65%) Kanban
5 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 6 (17.65%) Test Management
5 6 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 5 (14.71%) OOP
6 5 (14.71%) DSDM
6 5 (14.71%) BDD
7 4 (11.76%) Software Architecture
7 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (11.76%) Web Accessibility
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Python
2 6 (17.65%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) Ruby
4 3 (8.82%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) ISEB
1 15 (44.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) HP
2 7 (20.59%) SAP
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) NetCracker
4 2 (5.88%) Comptel
4 2 (5.88%) F5
4 2 (5.88%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) Remedy
5 1 (2.94%) Cadence
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