The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 59 60 69
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 1.06% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.12% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £301 £343 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.26% -11.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
670 896 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.54% 95.32% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 506 522
Median daily rate £395 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 80 31
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £55.55 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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 5 December 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) SOAP
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (8.33%) Capybara
4 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Hudson
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) TestLink
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) DSDM
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Progress
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