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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 94 82 109
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 46 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.09% 1.83% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.97% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 7
Median daily rate £340 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.54% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £419 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +160.00%
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
2004 2337 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.38% 92.92% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 1330 1148
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 106 88
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.09 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 September 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 +7 8 £400 +12.67% 5
Slough +6 2 - - 1
Newbury -14 2 - - 2
Bracknell - 2 £303 - 1
Thatcham - 1 £400 - 1
Wokingham - 1 £213 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Selenium
2 16 (34.78%) BDD
3 14 (30.43%) C#
4 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
5 11 (23.91%) WebDriver
5 11 (23.91%) Test Management
5 11 (23.91%) Web Services
6 10 (21.74%) SOAP
6 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
6 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
7 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
7 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
7 9 (19.57%) CRM
8 8 (17.39%) Unix
8 8 (17.39%) Java
8 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
8 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
9 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
9 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Validation
9 7 (15.22%) TDD
9 7 (15.22%) SQL
10 6 (13.04%) Siebel
10 6 (13.04%) Microsoft

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 (4.35%) JBoss
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) LDAP
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) Wireless
3 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.35%) QlikView
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Selenium
2 11 (23.91%) WebDriver
3 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
4 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
5 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
5 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
6 5 (10.87%) JMeter
7 4 (8.70%) JIRA
8 3 (6.52%) Appium
9 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (4.35%) Hudson
10 1 (2.17%) AppScan
10 1 (2.17%) Fiddler
10 1 (2.17%) GDB
10 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.17%) JUnit
10 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.17%) Maven
10 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Billing
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Danish Language
3 2 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) Web Services
2 10 (21.74%) SOAP
3 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
4 6 (13.04%) RESTful
5 3 (6.52%) .NET
6 2 (4.35%) HTML
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (4.35%) XML
7 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.17%) jQuery
7 1 (2.17%) JSON
7 1 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Interactive TV
3 1 (2.17%) IPTV
3 1 (2.17%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.17%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Unix
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Windows
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) BDD
3 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
4 11 (23.91%) Test Management
5 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 9 (19.57%) CRM
6 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.22%) TDD
8 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Validation
8 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
9 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
9 6 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) C#
2 8 (17.39%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) C
6 2 (4.35%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 2 (4.35%) VBA
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) VBScript
7 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) CCSP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) GPEN
4 1 (2.17%) GWAPT
4 1 (2.17%) GXPN
4 1 (2.17%) OSCE
4 1 (2.17%) OSCP
4 1 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SDET
2 2 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.35%) Firmware
3 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Core Impact
2 1 (2.17%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.17%) Nessus
2 1 (2.17%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.17%) Nmap
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 6 (13.04%) Siebel
2 5 (10.87%) EMC
3 4 (8.70%) Ericsson
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) GENBAND
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Progress
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