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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 82 106 82
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 37 17 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.53% 0.67% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 0.74% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£331 £300 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £391 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
- -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+24.16% +3.44%
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
2167 2286 2199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.36% 89.54% 91.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1114 909
Average daily rate £398 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 72 113
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 18 £350 +16.66% 5
Bracknell -1 5 £269 -
Slough +6 4 £210 -6.66%
Newbury 0 1 - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 30 (39.47%) Selenium
2 24 (31.58%) QA
3 23 (30.26%) Test Scripting
4 22 (28.95%) WebDriver
5 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 18 (23.68%) Telecoms
8 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
9 15 (19.74%) C#
9 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
9 15 (19.74%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (18.42%) 4G
10 14 (18.42%) 3G
11 13 (17.11%) HP
11 13 (17.11%) Java
11 13 (17.11%) SQL
12 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
13 11 (14.47%) Scrum
13 11 (14.47%) 2G
14 10 (13.16%) CRM
15 9 (11.84%) Automation Testing
15 9 (11.84%) GSM
15 9 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (10.53%) JIRA
16 8 (10.53%) XML
16 8 (10.53%) SS7
16 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
16 8 (10.53%) Cucumber
16 8 (10.53%) BDD
17 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Agresso
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) GitHub
2 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) 4G
1 14 (18.42%) 3G
2 11 (14.47%) 2G
3 9 (11.84%) GSM
4 8 (10.53%) SS7
4 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.21%) SIGTRAN
6 5 (6.58%) MVNO
7 4 (5.26%) Wireshark
8 3 (3.95%) UMTS
8 3 (3.95%) RNC
9 2 (2.63%) NBAP
9 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.63%) LTE
9 2 (2.63%) NAS
10 1 (1.32%) HSPA
10 1 (1.32%) GPON
10 1 (1.32%) tcpdump
10 1 (1.32%) Diameter Protocol
10 1 (1.32%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.89%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) QlikView
4 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 30 (39.47%) Selenium
2 22 (28.95%) WebDriver
3 8 (10.53%) JIRA
3 8 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.95%) JBehave
5 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.95%) Subversion
6 2 (2.63%) JMeter
6 2 (2.63%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.63%) Calabash
6 2 (2.63%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.63%) Appium
6 2 (2.63%) Robolectric
6 2 (2.63%) RSpec
6 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Retail
2 5 (6.58%) Billing
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
4 1 (1.32%) Automotive
4 1 (1.32%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) XML
2 6 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 4 (5.26%) SOAP
3 4 (5.26%) HTML
3 4 (5.26%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) RESTful
4 3 (3.95%) J2EE
4 3 (3.95%) Web Services
4 3 (3.95%) Flash
4 3 (3.95%) WPF
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) EJB
5 1 (1.32%) JMS
5 1 (1.32%) JavaBeans
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.32%) JSON
5 1 (1.32%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Handset
4 1 (1.32%) iSeries
4 1 (1.32%) AS400
4 1 (1.32%) GIS
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) EPoS
4 1 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) UNIX
2 4 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) AIX
4 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Test Scripting
2 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
4 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 11 (14.47%) Scrum
6 10 (13.16%) CRM
7 9 (11.84%) Automation Testing
7 9 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (10.53%) BDD
9 7 (9.21%) System Testing
10 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.26%) Automated Testing
11 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
11 4 (5.26%) Functional Testing
12 3 (3.95%) Coaching
12 3 (3.95%) Agile Testing
12 3 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.95%) Manual Testing
12 3 (3.95%) Document Management
12 3 (3.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) C#
2 13 (17.11%) Java
2 13 (17.11%) SQL
3 6 (7.89%) VB
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) Python
5 3 (3.95%) Ruby
6 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) ISEB
3 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.26%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.58%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (1.32%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) HP
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) VMware
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.32%) Actix
4 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.32%) IBM
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix
4 1 (1.32%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.32%) Endeca
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Coremetrics
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago