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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 103 103 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 23 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 0.87% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.16% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 26
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£400 £378 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +21.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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
1884 1817 1780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.83% 75.05% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 893 836
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 23 35
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.07 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% -31.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 8 £400 -3.03% 8
Slough -1 7 £344 +47.84%
Bracknell - 3 £420 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
2 12 (25.53%) HP
2 12 (25.53%) ISEB
2 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (23.40%) Test Planning
3 11 (23.40%) TDD
3 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
3 11 (23.40%) OOP
3 11 (23.40%) Python
4 9 (19.15%) Linux
4 9 (19.15%) Java
4 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
4 9 (19.15%) Django
5 8 (17.02%) HTML
5 8 (17.02%) CSS
6 7 (14.89%) SQL
6 7 (14.89%) Internet
6 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.89%) User Experience
6 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (14.89%) Sass
7 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.77%) Windows
8 5 (10.64%) LDAP
8 5 (10.64%) Active Directory

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Project
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Internet
2 5 (10.64%) LDAP
2 5 (10.64%) GSM
2 5 (10.64%) UMTS
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco ICM
2 5 (10.64%) LTE
3 4 (8.51%) RTCP
3 4 (8.51%) RTP
3 4 (8.51%) Wireless
3 4 (8.51%) VoIP
3 4 (8.51%) CDMA
3 4 (8.51%) GPRS
3 4 (8.51%) VoLTE
4 2 (4.26%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.26%) FTP
4 2 (4.26%) HTTP
4 2 (4.26%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.13%) 4G
5 1 (2.13%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) RDBMS
1 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
1 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.38%) MSI
3 2 (4.26%) Introscope
3 2 (4.26%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (4.26%) JProfiler
3 2 (4.26%) eggPlant
3 2 (4.26%) Toad
3 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Python Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Test Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Defect Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Tester
7 2 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Voice Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) EPoS Test Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Voice Project Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Voice Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Django
2 8 (17.02%) CSS
2 8 (17.02%) HTML
3 7 (14.89%) Sass
4 5 (10.64%) REST
4 5 (10.64%) JSON
5 2 (4.26%) Middleware
5 2 (4.26%) VXML
5 2 (4.26%) ODBC
5 2 (4.26%) JDBC
6 1 (2.13%) JSP
6 1 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (2.13%) JMS
6 1 (2.13%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.13%) J2EE
6 1 (2.13%) EJB
6 1 (2.13%) Ajax
6 1 (2.13%) JSTL
6 1 (2.13%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) User Experience
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) EPoS
4 1 (2.13%) Handset
4 1 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Animation
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Solaris
3 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) TDD
2 11 (23.40%) OOP
2 11 (23.40%) Test Planning
3 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
3 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
3 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.64%) Security Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.64%) Scrum
4 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.64%) Kanban
4 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
4 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
5 4 (8.51%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.51%) Test Management
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
2 11 (23.40%) Python
3 9 (19.15%) Java
4 7 (14.89%) SQL
5 3 (6.38%) C++
5 3 (6.38%) C
6 2 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) ISEB
2 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (4.26%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.13%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (4.26%) nmon
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 2 (4.26%) Verint
6 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.13%) Nokia
6 1 (2.13%) SAP