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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 98 105 102
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 22 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.86% 0.60% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.84% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 13
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£363 £228 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.34% -43.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
1845 1796 1652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.01% 71.24% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 878 677
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 May 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 9 £388 - 6
Newbury -1 2 £135 -73.00%
Bracknell 0 1 £500 +47.05%
Slough -3 1 £208 -4.59% 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) ISEB
3 13 (29.55%) TDD
4 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 11 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (22.73%) Linux
6 10 (22.73%) OOP
6 10 (22.73%) Python
6 10 (22.73%) Django
6 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
7 9 (20.45%) User Experience
7 9 (20.45%) Selenium
7 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
7 9 (20.45%) HTML
7 9 (20.45%) Java
7 9 (20.45%) Internet
8 8 (18.18%) GSM
8 8 (18.18%) UMTS
8 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
8 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (18.18%) LTE
9 7 (15.91%) Scrum
9 7 (15.91%) SQL
9 7 (15.91%) CSS
10 6 (13.64%) VoIP
10 6 (13.64%) RTCP
10 6 (13.64%) RTP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Project
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Internet
2 8 (18.18%) GSM
2 8 (18.18%) UMTS
2 8 (18.18%) LTE
3 6 (13.64%) RTCP
3 6 (13.64%) RTP
3 6 (13.64%) Wireless
3 6 (13.64%) VoIP
3 6 (13.64%) CDMA
3 6 (13.64%) GPRS
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco ICM
3 6 (13.64%) VoLTE
4 2 (4.55%) 3G
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.55%) 4G
4 2 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) RDBMS
1 6 (13.64%) NoSQL
1 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Selenium
2 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.55%) JUnit
4 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.55%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.27%) JMeter
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.27%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 9 (20.45%) Test Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Python Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco Voice Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Voice Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) EPoS Test Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Voice Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) Django
2 9 (20.45%) HTML
3 7 (15.91%) CSS
4 6 (13.64%) REST
4 6 (13.64%) Sass
4 6 (13.64%) JSON
5 3 (6.82%) XML
6 2 (4.55%) VXML
6 2 (4.55%) Web Services
7 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.27%) Ajax
7 1 (2.27%) JSTL
7 1 (2.27%) JMS
7 1 (2.27%) JSP
7 1 (2.27%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) .NET
7 1 (2.27%) J2EE
7 1 (2.27%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) User Experience
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Handset
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) PDA
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) AIX
3 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) TDD
3 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 10 (22.73%) OOP
4 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
5 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (13.64%) Kanban
8 5 (11.36%) Test Management
9 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.09%) BDD
9 4 (9.09%) Release Management
9 4 (9.09%) Validation
9 4 (9.09%) Project Management
10 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.73%) Python
3 9 (20.45%) Java
4 7 (15.91%) SQL
5 3 (6.82%) C#
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (2.27%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) ISEB
2 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) HND
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.27%) MCTS
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.27%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.27%) Netcool
3 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Cisco
2 5 (11.36%) HP
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) Verint
5 2 (4.55%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.55%) Nokia
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas
6 1 (2.27%) McAfee
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) ExactTarget
6 1 (2.27%) Appcelerator
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
Slough, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £45-£55k DOE + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago