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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 93 90 83
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 30 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 1.27% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.40% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 18
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£288 £298 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% +56.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £225 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £343 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £27.50
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
2352 2354 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.60% 90.36% 91.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1194 834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 102 113
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 14 £313 +4.16% 12
Newbury -2 5 £275 +0.91%
Slough -4 3 £325 +9.24%
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (22.50%) QA
4 9 (22.50%) HP
5 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Selenium
7 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
7 6 (15.00%) SQL
8 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.50%) 3G
8 5 (12.50%) Scrum
8 5 (12.50%) 2G
8 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (12.50%) 4G
8 5 (12.50%) Android
8 5 (12.50%) JIRA
9 4 (10.00%) System Testing
9 4 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
9 4 (10.00%) SS7
9 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.00%) CRM
9 4 (10.00%) GSM
10 3 (7.50%) ISEB
10 3 (7.50%) Code Coverage

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Agresso
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) 3G
1 5 (12.50%) 2G
1 5 (12.50%) 4G
2 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (10.00%) SS7
2 4 (10.00%) GSM
3 2 (5.00%) MVNO
4 1 (2.50%) UMTS
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) RNC
4 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) DB2
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.50%) JIRA
4 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.50%) JUnit
6 2 (5.00%) RSpec
6 2 (5.00%) Calabash
6 2 (5.00%) Zephyr
6 2 (5.00%) Appium
6 2 (5.00%) Robolectric
7 1 (2.50%) JBehave
7 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.50%) JMeter
7 1 (2.50%) TestPartner
7 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) SOAP
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) Spring
3 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) GIS
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Handset
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Android
1 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (10.00%) CRM
5 4 (10.00%) System Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.50%) Code Coverage
6 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.00%) BDD
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.00%) User Stories
7 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ACCA
4 1 (2.50%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Informatica
3 1 (2.50%) Cadence
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £373 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Searchability
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago