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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 108 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 26 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.03% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.38% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 10
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£368 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £260 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
- +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -22.70%
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
1979 2032 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.40% 74.65% 70.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 1071 625
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 54 66
Average hourly rate £28.75 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £166.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 -4 11 £375 +40.18% 4
Bracknell +6 5 £375 - 3
Slough - 3 £194 -
Newbury -6 1 £135 -50.00% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £260 - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) ISEB
3 13 (35.14%) TDD
4 12 (32.43%) Selenium
5 11 (29.73%) Linux
6 10 (27.03%) OOP
6 10 (27.03%) Python
6 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
6 10 (27.03%) Internet
6 10 (27.03%) Django
6 10 (27.03%) User Experience
7 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (24.32%) Scrum
7 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
8 8 (21.62%) HTML
8 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
8 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
9 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
9 7 (18.92%) Test Management
9 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
9 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (18.92%) Kanban
9 7 (18.92%) JSON
9 7 (18.92%) JIRA
9 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Java
9 7 (18.92%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) RDBMS
9 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
9 7 (18.92%) NoSQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Internet
2 4 (10.81%) GSM
2 4 (10.81%) UMTS
2 4 (10.81%) LTE
3 3 (8.11%) VoLTE
3 3 (8.11%) RTCP
3 3 (8.11%) RTP
3 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) VoIP
3 3 (8.11%) CDMA
3 3 (8.11%) GPRS
4 1 (2.70%) 3G
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (2.70%) 4G
4 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) RDBMS
1 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
1 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Selenium
2 7 (18.92%) JIRA
3 6 (16.22%) Eclipse
4 4 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.70%) JMeter
7 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.70%) Maven
7 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.70%) WinRunner
7 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
7 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.70%) JUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Python Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Test Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Testing Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Junior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Python/Django Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Junior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Environment Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Django
2 8 (21.62%) HTML
3 7 (18.92%) REST
3 7 (18.92%) JSON
4 6 (16.22%) Sass
4 6 (16.22%) CSS
5 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.70%) SOAP
6 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) New Media
2 3 (8.11%) BBC
3 1 (2.70%) Handset
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) PDA
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) AIX
3 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) TDD
3 10 (27.03%) OOP
4 9 (24.32%) Scrum
4 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
6 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Test Management
6 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
6 7 (18.92%) Kanban
7 6 (16.22%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.81%) Release Management
9 4 (10.81%) Validation
10 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.11%) V-Model
11 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
1 10 (27.03%) Python
2 7 (18.92%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) ISEB
2 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.11%) HND
4 3 (8.11%) VCP4
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.70%) MCTS
6 1 (2.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.70%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.11%) Appcelerator
2 2 (5.41%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.70%) Nokia
3 1 (2.70%) Veritas
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) ExactTarget
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco