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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Berkshire
Rank 87 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 18 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 0.97% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.05% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 22
Median daily rate £350 £368 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £409 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
1870 2288 2622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.59% 92.44% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1235 1303
Median daily rate £415 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 88 81
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +9 5 £288 -22.29% 4
Wokingham - 1 £263 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 17 (43.59%) Selenium
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 12 (30.77%) Scrum
3 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.77%) Data Protection
3 12 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 11 (28.21%) C#
5 10 (25.64%) SoapUI
6 9 (23.08%) Java
6 9 (23.08%) QA
7 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.95%) SOAP
8 6 (15.38%) Mobile App
8 6 (15.38%) Appium
8 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
8 6 (15.38%) Finance
8 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) JIRA
9 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Android
9 5 (12.82%) Web Services
9 5 (12.82%) .NET
9 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
9 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
9 5 (12.82%) BDD
10 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
10 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing

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 3 (7.69%) CMS
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SSH
1 1 (2.56%) Wireless
1 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Selenium
2 12 (30.77%) WebDriver
3 10 (25.64%) SoapUI
4 6 (15.38%) Appium
4 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.26%) Calabash
6 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.69%) JMeter
7 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.13%) Subversion
9 1 (2.56%) Capybara
9 1 (2.56%) GDB
9 1 (2.56%) Hudson
9 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.56%) Trac
9 1 (2.56%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Danish Language
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) SOAP
2 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (7.69%) RESTful
4 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) J2EE
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) IPTV
2 2 (5.13%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) IVR
3 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Android
1 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Debian
4 1 (2.56%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (30.77%) Data Protection
1 12 (30.77%) Scrum
2 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 5 (12.82%) BDD
4 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Open Source
6 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Stress Testing
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
6 3 (7.69%) Test Management
6 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
7 2 (5.13%) DRM
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) CCSP
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) GPEN
3 1 (2.56%) GWAPT
3 1 (2.56%) GXPN
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.56%) OSCE
3 1 (2.56%) OSCP
3 1 (2.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Core Impact
1 1 (2.56%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.56%) Nessus
1 1 (2.56%) Nexpose
1 1 (2.56%) Nmap
1 1 (2.56%) SELinux
1 1 (2.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com