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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 110 97 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 1.30% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.42% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 6
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£325 £310 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £405 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.20% +45.00%
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
2216 2325 2781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.04% 91.39% 88.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1040 1011
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 81 83
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -8 4 £388 +23.21%
Bracknell - 2 £283 -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (33.33%) Windows
3 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.93%) HP
5 6 (22.22%) ISEB
5 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
7 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) LAN
7 4 (14.81%) SAP
7 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
7 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
7 4 (14.81%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (11.11%) WinRunner
8 3 (11.11%) TestDirector
8 3 (11.11%) DMZ
8 3 (11.11%) Firewall
8 3 (11.11%) Finance
8 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (11.11%) MS Office
8 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
8 3 (11.11%) VPN
8 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 3 (11.11%) SCCM
8 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.70%) SAP PM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP QM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.70%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
1 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
2 3 (11.11%) DMZ
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) Wireless
4 1 (3.70%) STUN
4 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.70%) SGSN
4 1 (3.70%) LTE
4 1 (3.70%) NAS
4 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (11.11%) WinRunner
2 3 (11.11%) TestDirector
3 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.70%) JBehave
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Spring
2 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) DTV
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 3 (11.11%) Android
3 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
2 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
2 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Logistics
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VBA
2 1 (3.70%) Tcl
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) ACCA
4 1 (3.70%) CIMA
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Cadence
4 1 (3.70%) Tektronix
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper