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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 109 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 18 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 1.43% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.57% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 22
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£300 £275 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £195 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £365 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +105.00%
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
2350 2352 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.35% 90.99% 91.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1204 898
Average daily rate £390 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 86 135
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 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 +3 8 £350 +16.66% 8
Slough -1 4 £285 -
Bracknell -1 2 £213 -21.29%
Newbury -5 2 £288 +4.54%
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) QA
3 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Android
4 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
4 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) JIRA
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
6 3 (11.54%) Selenium
6 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 3 (11.54%) JUnit
6 3 (11.54%) SOAP
6 3 (11.54%) CRM
6 3 (11.54%) ISEB
6 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Code Coverage
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) HP
7 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 2 (7.69%) Web Services

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP SD
1 1 (3.85%) SAP MM
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
1 1 (3.85%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) JUnit
2 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Zephyr
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) TestPartner
4 1 (3.85%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) JBehave
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
3 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Android
1 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) CRM
5 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.69%) System Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Code Coverage
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) BDD
6 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) User Stories
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ACCA
3 1 (3.85%) CIMA
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Informatica
2 1 (3.85%) Cadence
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
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