The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.49% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £279
% change year-on-year
- -1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £24.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+27.55% -16.23%
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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
912 778 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.12% 90.05% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 395 426
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 48 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Software Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Reading region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Software Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (10.00%) Gherkin

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
1 1 (10.00%) Wiki
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP