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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 103 92 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 20 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 1.41% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 2.02% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 25
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£378 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.84% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+72.83% -40.87%
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
1805 1783 2115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.34% 69.84% 67.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 799 797
Average daily rate £390 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 36
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
Slough +13 9 £233 -
Reading +4 3 £400 +30.08% 2
Maidenhead -4 3 - - 3
Newbury - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 25 (65.79%) ISEB
2 23 (60.53%) Telecoms
3 19 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (47.37%) HP
5 12 (31.58%) Finance
5 12 (31.58%) QA
6 9 (23.68%) DNS
6 9 (23.68%) Java
7 8 (21.05%) Windows
7 8 (21.05%) Programme Management
8 7 (18.42%) Manufacturing
8 7 (18.42%) Electronics
8 7 (18.42%) HTTP
8 7 (18.42%) Retail
8 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
9 6 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (15.79%) Billing
9 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (15.79%) Marketing
9 6 (15.79%) 4G
9 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (15.79%) UNIX
9 6 (15.79%) VB
9 6 (15.79%) SAP
9 6 (15.79%) DTV
10 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
10 5 (13.16%) Scrum
10 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.16%) SQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Project
1 2 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (10.53%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) HTTP
3 6 (15.79%) 4G
4 5 (13.16%) SSL
5 4 (10.53%) 3G
5 4 (10.53%) IPv6
5 4 (10.53%) Firewall
5 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.53%) 2G
5 4 (10.53%) LTE
6 3 (7.89%) Network Security
6 3 (7.89%) IPsec
6 3 (7.89%) INAP
6 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
6 3 (7.89%) SNMP
6 3 (7.89%) DHCP
6 3 (7.89%) FTP
6 3 (7.89%) GPRS
6 3 (7.89%) UMTS
7 2 (5.26%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) TestDirector
1 4 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
1 4 (10.53%) Rational Performance Tester
1 4 (10.53%) JUnit
2 3 (7.89%) Toad
2 3 (7.89%) TestNG
2 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
2 3 (7.89%) JProfiler
2 3 (7.89%) Introscope
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
General
1 23 (60.53%) Telecoms
2 12 (31.58%) Finance
3 7 (18.42%) Manufacturing
3 7 (18.42%) Retail
3 7 (18.42%) Electronics
4 6 (15.79%) Billing
4 6 (15.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Test Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Solutions Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) QA Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) XML
1 4 (10.53%) Middleware
2 3 (7.89%) JSON
2 3 (7.89%) ODBC
2 3 (7.89%) JDBC
2 3 (7.89%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) WML
3 2 (5.26%) WAP
4 1 (2.63%) Rendezvous
4 1 (2.63%) JMS
4 1 (2.63%) JSTL
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) EJB
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) DTV
2 5 (13.16%) Smart Meter
3 3 (7.89%) Learning Management System
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (2.63%) IVR
5 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
3 4 (10.53%) Solaris
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.63%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Programme Management
2 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
2 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
3 5 (13.16%) Scrum
3 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
4 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.89%) DSDM
5 3 (7.89%) ERP
5 3 (7.89%) Service Management
5 3 (7.89%) Process Management
5 3 (7.89%) Test Management
5 3 (7.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) VB
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) Perl
5 3 (7.89%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.89%) Ruby
5 3 (7.89%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) ISEB
2 19 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) MAPM
4 2 (5.26%) PMP
4 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.89%) nmon
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) HP
2 6 (15.79%) SAP
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) Remedy
3 3 (7.89%) NetCracker
3 3 (7.89%) Comptel
3 3 (7.89%) F5
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Redknee