The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 96 85 107
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 27 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 1.49% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.61% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 10
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £211 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-26.17% +198.00%
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
2165 2298 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.36% 92.62% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1159 1107
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 98 54
Median hourly rate £15.25 £20.78 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.59% +22.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £12.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £36.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 16 £360 +2.85% 5
Newbury -6 5 - - 2
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Selenium
3 14 (31.11%) BDD
4 13 (28.89%) Scrum
5 12 (26.67%) C#
6 11 (24.44%) SQL
6 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
6 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
7 10 (22.22%) Test Management
7 10 (22.22%) SOAP
8 9 (20.00%) Web Services
8 9 (20.00%) SpecFlow
9 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
9 8 (17.78%) CRM
9 8 (17.78%) Validation
9 8 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
10 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Unix
10 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
11 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
11 6 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (13.33%) Siebel
11 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
11 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 6 (13.33%) Billing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) CMS
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Drupal
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) JBoss
2 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) LDAP
2 2 (4.44%) H.323
2 2 (4.44%) Telepresence
3 1 (2.22%) BGP
3 1 (2.22%) DOCSIS
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) MPLS
3 1 (2.22%) OSPF
3 1 (2.22%) RIP
3 1 (2.22%) SNMP
3 1 (2.22%) SSH
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) Telnet
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) QlikView
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Selenium
2 11 (24.44%) Cucumber
2 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
3 9 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
4 8 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
6 5 (11.11%) JMeter
6 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 4 (8.89%) JIRA
8 3 (6.67%) Appium
9 2 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
10 1 (2.22%) Fiddler
10 1 (2.22%) JBehave
10 1 (2.22%) JUnit
10 1 (2.22%) Maven
10 1 (2.22%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (13.33%) Billing
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) SOAP
2 9 (20.00%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) Gherkin
4 5 (11.11%) RESTful
5 3 (6.67%) .NET
5 3 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) JSON
6 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.22%) Digital TV
3 1 (2.22%) EPoS
3 1 (2.22%) IPTV
3 1 (2.22%) MPEG
3 1 (2.22%) STB
3 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.22%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Unix
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) BDD
3 13 (28.89%) Scrum
4 10 (22.22%) Test Management
5 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
5 8 (17.78%) CRM
5 8 (17.78%) Validation
6 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 6 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.11%) TDD
9 4 (8.89%) Functional Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Software Delivery
10 3 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) C#
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) Java
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) C
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) VBA
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) Groovy
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
6 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
1 4 (8.89%) SDET
2 2 (4.44%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Siebel
2 5 (11.11%) EMC
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Ericsson
4 3 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.22%) Tektronix