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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 57 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.99% 0.58% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 0.64% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 11
Average daily rate
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£353 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £295 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+106.40% -51.96%
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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
906 778 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.24% 90.15% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 388 419
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 £233 £221 £226
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 48 44 39
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -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 £19.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 27 (71.05%) Selenium
2 24 (63.16%) WebDriver
3 23 (60.53%) C#
4 17 (44.74%) BDD
5 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
5 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
5 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
6 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
7 11 (28.95%) SpecFlow
7 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
8 10 (26.32%) Data Protection
8 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
9 9 (23.68%) QA
9 9 (23.68%) Java
9 9 (23.68%) VB
10 7 (18.42%) Scrum
10 7 (18.42%) Finance
11 6 (15.79%) SQL
11 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
11 6 (15.79%) Android
12 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
12 5 (13.16%) User Stories
12 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
12 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
12 5 (13.16%) SOAP
13 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
13 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
13 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
14 3 (7.89%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.63%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mart
2 1 (2.63%) QlikView
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (71.05%) Selenium
2 24 (63.16%) WebDriver
3 11 (28.95%) SpecFlow
4 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.89%) JIRA
7 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.63%) Appium
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Private Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) SOAP
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) DTV
2 1 (2.63%) AS400
2 1 (2.63%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Wiki
2 1 (2.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Android
1 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) AIX
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) BDD
2 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
3 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Data Protection
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
7 5 (13.16%) User Stories
7 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Compatibility Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
11 1 (2.63%) Software Testing
11 1 (2.63%) Release Management
11 1 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) VB
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
1 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix
3 1 (2.63%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.63%) Endeca
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Coremetrics