The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 54 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.39% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £288 £240
% change year-on-year
+10.86% +19.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £35.94 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+9.55% +212.47%
Software 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
627 969 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.81% 94.44% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 614 423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 49 57
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £37.09 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning

Software 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) TestRail
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
1 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP