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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 99 113 113
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.67% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 12
Median daily rate £350 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
1613 2086 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.49% 81.64% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 1109 1056
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 62 44
Median hourly rate £23.34 £15.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.04% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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 0 2 - - 2
Slough +8 1 £350 +40.00% 1
Newbury - 1 - - 3
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) JIRA
5 3 (17.65%) QA
5 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
5 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
6 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.76%) WebDriver

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) Trac
General
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) BSS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior BSS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior OSS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (5.88%) IVR
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) PLM
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) V-Model
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Siemens
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.88%) Progress
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Samsung