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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 110 110 129
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.62% 0.97% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.42% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 11
Average daily rate
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£378 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.77% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+207.69% -67.50%
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
1778 1759 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.84% 68.55% 67.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 834 758
Average daily rate £390 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -29.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Slough - 6 £233 -
Reading +4 5 £413 +33.06% 4
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 24 (66.67%) ISEB
2 21 (58.33%) HP
2 21 (58.33%) Telecoms
3 20 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (52.78%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (41.67%) Finance
7 14 (38.89%) QA
8 10 (27.78%) DNS
9 9 (25.00%) Programme Management
10 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
10 8 (22.22%) Electronics
10 8 (22.22%) Java
11 7 (19.44%) SAP
11 7 (19.44%) Windows
11 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (19.44%) HTTP
11 7 (19.44%) DTV
11 7 (19.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (19.44%) Marketing
11 7 (19.44%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
12 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 6 (16.67%) 4G
12 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (16.67%) UNIX
12 6 (16.67%) VB
13 5 (13.89%) Linux
13 5 (13.89%) 3G
13 5 (13.89%) SSL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (11.11%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) DNS
2 7 (19.44%) HTTP
3 6 (16.67%) 4G
4 5 (13.89%) 3G
4 5 (13.89%) SSL
4 5 (13.89%) 2G
4 5 (13.89%) Firewall
5 4 (11.11%) Network Security
5 4 (11.11%) LTE
5 4 (11.11%) IPsec
5 4 (11.11%) INAP
5 4 (11.11%) IPv6
5 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.11%) DHCP
6 3 (8.33%) FTP
6 3 (8.33%) UMTS
6 3 (8.33%) GPRS
6 3 (8.33%) SS7
6 3 (8.33%) HTTPS
6 3 (8.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
1 4 (11.11%) TestDirector
1 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 4 (11.11%) JUnit
2 3 (8.33%) Toad
2 3 (8.33%) Introscope
2 3 (8.33%) JProfiler
2 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (8.33%) TestNG
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) JBehave
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 15 (41.67%) Finance
3 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 8 (22.22%) Electronics
4 7 (19.44%) Marketing
5 4 (11.11%) Retail
5 4 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Test Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (8.33%) JDBC
2 3 (8.33%) SOAP
2 3 (8.33%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) ODBC
2 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 3 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (5.56%) WAP
3 2 (5.56%) WML
4 1 (2.78%) Rendezvous
4 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (19.44%) DTV
3 5 (13.89%) Smart Meter
4 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.33%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.78%) IVR
5 1 (2.78%) Statistics
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) UNIX
3 5 (13.89%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (19.44%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.89%) Scrum
4 5 (13.89%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
4 5 (13.89%) Test Management
5 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 4 (11.11%) BDD
5 4 (11.11%) Process Management
5 4 (11.11%) DSDM
5 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) VB
3 4 (11.11%) Perl
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) C++
4 3 (8.33%) Python
4 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (66.67%) ISEB
2 20 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) MAPM
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.56%) PMP
4 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (52.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) HP
2 7 (19.44%) SAP
3 4 (11.11%) F5
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco
4 3 (8.33%) NetCracker
4 3 (8.33%) Comptel
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) Redknee
5 1 (2.78%) Cadence