The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - 69 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
QA Tester
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
821 776 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.61% 93.27% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 382 402
Median daily rate £413 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 29
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.90 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the Reading region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Reading

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester across the Reading region.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, QA 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 Reading region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Telepresence
1 1 (100.00%) FedRAMP

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) Telepresence
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) FedRAMP
1 1 (100.00%) QA