The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 47 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.91% 0.97% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.07% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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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
762 839 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.82% 90.80% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 375 362
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.05 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 26 (63.41%) Selenium
2 20 (48.78%) Test Scripting
2 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
3 19 (46.34%) WebDriver
4 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
4 17 (41.46%) C#
5 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
6 12 (29.27%) BDD
7 11 (26.83%) QA
7 11 (26.83%) Regression Testing
8 10 (24.39%) Scrum
9 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (19.51%) VB
10 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
11 6 (14.63%) SpecFlow
11 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
11 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (14.63%) JIRA
12 5 (12.20%) Java
12 5 (12.20%) Finance
12 5 (12.20%) HP
13 4 (9.76%) SOAP
13 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
13 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
14 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
14 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
14 3 (7.32%) System Testing
14 3 (7.32%) Android
14 3 (7.32%) SoapUI

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Agresso
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) GSM
1 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.88%) 3G
1 2 (4.88%) SS7
1 2 (4.88%) 2G
1 2 (4.88%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (4.88%) 4G
2 1 (2.44%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) Data Mart
2 1 (2.44%) QlikView
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (63.41%) Selenium
2 19 (46.34%) WebDriver
3 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.63%) JIRA
4 6 (14.63%) SpecFlow
5 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
6 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.88%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.44%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) SOAP
2 3 (7.32%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) DTV
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) AS400
2 1 (2.44%) Wiki
2 1 (2.44%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) AIX
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Test Scripting
2 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
3 12 (29.27%) BDD
4 11 (26.83%) Regression Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Scrum
6 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.32%) System Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Migration
9 2 (4.88%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Software Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Release Management
10 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Security Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) C#
2 8 (19.51%) VB
3 5 (12.20%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) HP
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.44%) Endeca
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Coremetrics
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