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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 52 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.13% 1.76% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.87% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 2
Median daily rate £400 £355 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £444 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £309
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +62.50%
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
624 965 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.51% 94.52% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 608 422
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 29 51 56
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 £22.80 £37.09 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 30 September 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 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (50.00%) BDD
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) C#
4 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
6 7 (29.17%) SOAP
6 7 (29.17%) Web Services
7 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
8 5 (20.83%) RESTful
8 5 (20.83%) TDD
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) ISEB
9 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (16.67%) JMeter
9 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) QlikView
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (16.67%) JMeter
6 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 3 (12.50%) Appium
7 3 (12.50%) JIRA
8 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (4.17%) Capybara
9 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
9 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
9 1 (4.17%) Hudson
9 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (4.17%) TestLink
9 1 (4.17%) TestRail
9 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) SOAP
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 5 (20.83%) RESTful
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) JSON
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) BDD
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
10 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
10 2 (8.33%) SDLC
10 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SDET
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Progress