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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 49 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.12% 1.70% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.92% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +53.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £79.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-58.99% +133.08%
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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
872 885 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.37% 88.41% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 455 279
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 54
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.34 £175.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) Selenium
4 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (24.00%) JIRA
5 6 (24.00%) QA
5 6 (24.00%) HP
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
7 4 (16.00%) System Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (12.00%) JUnit
8 3 (12.00%) SOAP
8 3 (12.00%) C#
8 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
9 2 (8.00%) Zephyr
9 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Android
9 2 (8.00%) 4G

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Agresso
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) 4G
1 2 (8.00%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (8.00%) GSM
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) 2G
1 2 (8.00%) 3G
1 2 (8.00%) SS7
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.00%) JUnit
5 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.00%) Zephyr
6 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.00%) Maven
7 1 (4.00%) JBehave
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) GIS
1 1 (4.00%) Replication
1 1 (4.00%) CESG
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (16.00%) System Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) Validation
8 1 (4.00%) Migration
8 1 (4.00%) CRM
8 1 (4.00%) ERP
8 1 (4.00%) SOA
8 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) ISEB
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Cadence
3 1 (4.00%) Informatica
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