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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 116 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.38% 0.81% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.15% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £195 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £280 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +56.32%
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
1827 1823 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.97% 70.74% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 913 681
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 55 75
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Reading +10 6 £390 +44.44% 2
Bracknell -1 2 £250 -7.40% 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) HP
2 9 (34.62%) ISEB
2 9 (34.62%) QA
3 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (26.92%) TDD
4 7 (26.92%) Internet
4 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (26.92%) Python
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Test Management
5 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (23.08%) User Experience
6 5 (19.23%) REST
6 5 (19.23%) Kanban
6 5 (19.23%) Selenium
6 5 (19.23%) Django
6 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (19.23%) OOP
6 5 (19.23%) Java
6 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) HTML
7 4 (15.38%) CSS
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) JSON

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Internet
2 3 (11.54%) GPRS
2 3 (11.54%) UMTS
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) SSL
3 2 (7.69%) 2G
3 2 (7.69%) IPv6
3 2 (7.69%) DAB
3 2 (7.69%) 3G
3 2 (7.69%) HTTP
3 2 (7.69%) GSM
3 2 (7.69%) 4G
4 1 (3.85%) HSPA
4 1 (3.85%) tcpdump
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.85%) GGSN
4 1 (3.85%) SGSN
4 1 (3.85%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.85%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
1 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
1 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) JUnit
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) TestNG
3 2 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (7.69%) TestLink
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) JBehave
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.54%) Electronics
4 2 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Python Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) REST
1 5 (19.23%) Django
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) JSON
2 4 (15.38%) Sass
3 2 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) WML
3 2 (7.69%) WAP
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) User Experience
3 3 (11.54%) New Media
3 3 (11.54%) Smart Meter
3 3 (11.54%) BBC
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) DTV
5 1 (3.85%) Learning Management System
5 1 (3.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) Test Management
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) Kanban
5 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (19.23%) OOP
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Software Architecture
6 4 (15.38%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (15.38%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.54%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) VB
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISEB
2 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) Appcelerator
3 1 (3.85%) F5
3 1 (3.85%) Comptel
3 1 (3.85%) NetCracker
3 1 (3.85%) Cadence
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy