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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 100 98 117
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.46% 0.80% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 1.04% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 9
Median daily rate £363 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £363 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
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
1565 1926 1966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.36% 77.16% 73.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1027 1038
Median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 87 23
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.90 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +27.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.18 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Bracknell - 3 £350 - 1
Reading -7 2 £375 -3.22%
Slough +6 1 £325 - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) ISEB
4 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
5 5 (26.32%) V-Model
5 5 (26.32%) Test Management
5 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (21.05%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) CRM
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.79%) ERP
7 3 (15.79%) Unix
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) RESTful
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM

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 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) MVNO
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium
4 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Maven
5 1 (5.26%) MSTest
5 1 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Test Leader
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) BSS Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior BSS Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior OSS Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Web Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Web Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) RESTful
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.53%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Unix
5 2 (10.53%) Android
5 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 5 (26.32%) Test Management
2 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
2 5 (26.32%) V-Model
2 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
4 3 (15.79%) ERP
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.53%) User Stories
5 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) C++
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
2 8 (42.11%) ISEB
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) NetSuite
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.26%) Progress
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com