The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 105 99 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 24 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 0.90% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.31% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 3
Average daily rate £375 £400 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £309 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £7.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 7 £450 - 2
Bracknell +3 6 £375 -14.28%
Slough - 5 £225 - 2
Newbury -3 1 £100 -66.66%
Maidenhead - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (44.19%) ISEB
2 18 (41.86%) SQL
3 15 (34.88%) UNIX
4 12 (27.91%) Telecoms
5 11 (25.58%) QA
6 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 10 (23.26%) Scrum
6 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
7 8 (18.60%) Windows
7 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
7 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
7 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
8 7 (16.28%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (16.28%) HTML
8 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (16.28%) DSDM
8 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.95%) Java
9 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
10 5 (11.63%) Retail
10 5 (11.63%) .NET
10 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.63%) DB2
10 5 (11.63%) XML
11 4 (9.30%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (9.30%) Middleware
11 4 (9.30%) Ab Initio

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (6.98%) SharePoint Server
1 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) xDSL
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
1 3 (6.98%) DNS
1 3 (6.98%) DSL
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
3 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.33%) SSL
3 1 (2.33%) SNMP
3 1 (2.33%) IPv4
3 1 (2.33%) IPv6
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (2.33%) SMS
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) FTP
3 1 (2.33%) 2G
3 1 (2.33%) SS7
3 1 (2.33%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (11.63%) DB2
2 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.98%) WinRunner
2 3 (6.98%) TestDirector
2 3 (6.98%) Toad
3 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 2 (4.65%) QADirector
3 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) TestComplete
3 2 (4.65%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (4.65%) QAComplete
4 1 (2.33%) JProfiler
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.33%) Introscope
4 1 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 12 (27.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Billing
4 2 (4.65%) Finance
4 2 (4.65%) Games
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Interactive Media
5 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Tester
3 9 (20.93%) Test Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Test Manager
6 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Software Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Environment Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Developer
9 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior QA Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) Middleware
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) REST
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) JSTL
5 1 (2.33%) ODBC
5 1 (2.33%) JMS
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) JDBC
5 1 (2.33%) JSP
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.33%) EJB
5 1 (2.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.33%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) MPEG
3 1 (2.33%) IVR
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) UNIX
2 8 (18.60%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Vista
3 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.98%) AIX
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Solaris
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (2.33%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
1 10 (23.26%) Scrum
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
3 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
3 7 (16.28%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (16.28%) DSDM
4 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.30%) Software Architecture
5 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (9.30%) User Stories
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Test Management
6 3 (6.98%) V-Model
6 3 (6.98%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) VB
4 2 (4.65%) C
5 1 (2.33%) Fortran
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) ISEB
2 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.98%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.98%) Netcool
2 3 (6.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.65%) nmon
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (9.30%) Ab Initio
2 4 (9.30%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Veritas
3 3 (6.98%) Remedy
3 3 (6.98%) McAfee
3 3 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.33%) F5
4 1 (2.33%) Ektron
4 1 (2.33%) Redknee
4 1 (2.33%) NetCracker
4 1 (2.33%) Comptel
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
Slough, Berkshire
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Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago