The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title 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
Tester
Rank 112 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 1.14% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 1.25% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 10
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £178 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £358 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2240 2327 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.02% 91.15% 88.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1016 1046
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 88 86
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.86 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.24% -15.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Berkshire region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Berkshire region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Tester
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 Tester 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
Reading +3 6 £338 +12.21% 1
Slough +5 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 2
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 11 (39.29%) Windows
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (25.00%) HP
3 7 (25.00%) ISEB
4 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.86%) LAN
5 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) MS Office
6 4 (14.29%) SAP
6 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (14.29%) WinRunner
6 4 (14.29%) TestDirector
6 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Office 365
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (10.71%) SCCM
7 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (10.71%) VMware
7 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.71%) Finance
7 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.57%) SAP PM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP QM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.57%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.57%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) LAN
2 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.71%) VPN
3 3 (10.71%) DMZ
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) STUN
5 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.57%) SGSN
5 1 (3.57%) LTE
5 1 (3.57%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) 3GPP
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (14.29%) WinRunner
2 4 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) MSTest
3 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Ranorex
3 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) SOAP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.57%) DTV
1 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.57%) FMCG
1 1 (3.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
2 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) Logistics
5 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (7.14%) System Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) Release Management
5 2 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) VBA
4 1 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) ISEB
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ACCA
3 1 (3.57%) CIMA
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Endeca
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Coremetrics
5 1 (3.57%) Tektronix
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper