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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 61 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 2.03% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 2.23% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £150 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +105.00%
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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
819 986 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.40% 90.79% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 524 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 55
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.70 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 24 December 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) Scrum
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) Zephyr
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Zephyr
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) JBehave
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Scrum
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Fund Management
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ACCA
3 1 (8.33%) CIMA
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica
2 1 (8.33%) Cadence
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