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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 103 103 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 34 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.16% 0.89% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.21% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 11
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£350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
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
2051 2071 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.81% 73.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1080 650
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 55
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £165.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 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 27 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 +3 14 £375 +41.50% 3
Bracknell +7 6 £383 +2.00% 1
Slough +1 4 £208 -8.79%
Newbury -5 2 £135 +35.00%
Maidenhead - 1 £260 - 3
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) ISEB
3 17 (37.78%) TDD
4 14 (31.11%) Internet
4 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
4 14 (31.11%) OOP
4 14 (31.11%) Python
4 14 (31.11%) Django
4 14 (31.11%) User Experience
5 13 (28.89%) Linux
6 12 (26.67%) Selenium
6 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 11 (24.44%) Scrum
7 11 (24.44%) HTML
8 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 10 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
9 9 (20.00%) REST
9 9 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (20.00%) Sass
9 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
9 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (20.00%) JSON
9 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 9 (20.00%) Kanban
9 9 (20.00%) CSS
9 9 (20.00%) RDBMS
10 8 (17.78%) Java
10 8 (17.78%) GSM

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) Internet
2 8 (17.78%) GSM
2 8 (17.78%) UMTS
2 8 (17.78%) LTE
3 6 (13.33%) VoLTE
3 6 (13.33%) RTCP
3 6 (13.33%) RTP
3 6 (13.33%) Wireless
3 6 (13.33%) VoIP
3 6 (13.33%) CDMA
3 6 (13.33%) GPRS
4 2 (4.44%) 3G
4 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) 4G
4 2 (4.44%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Selenium
2 7 (15.56%) JIRA
3 6 (13.33%) Eclipse
4 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.22%) JMeter
7 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.22%) Maven
7 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.22%) WinRunner
7 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
7 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.22%) JUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Python Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Test Manager
4 7 (15.56%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (4.44%) AWS Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Junior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (2.22%) EPoS Test Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Junior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Environment Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.22%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) Django
2 11 (24.44%) HTML
3 9 (20.00%) CSS
3 9 (20.00%) REST
3 9 (20.00%) JSON
3 9 (20.00%) Sass
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) New Media
2 3 (6.67%) BBC
3 2 (4.44%) Handset
3 2 (4.44%) EPoS
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) PDA
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Open Source
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) AIX
3 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TDD
3 14 (31.11%) OOP
4 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 11 (24.44%) Scrum
6 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 9 (20.00%) Kanban
7 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (15.56%) Test Management
8 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.11%) BDD
10 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.89%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.89%) Release Management
10 4 (8.89%) Validation
11 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.67%) V-Model
12 2 (4.44%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
1 14 (31.11%) Python
2 8 (17.78%) Java
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) ISEB
2 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) HND
5 1 (2.22%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.22%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) Appcelerator
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Ericsson
3 2 (4.44%) Nokia
4 1 (2.22%) Veritas
4 1 (2.22%) McAfee
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) ExactTarget
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