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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 65 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.44% 2.22% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.36% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 9
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £293 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
834 846 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.26% 94.00% 91.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 432 436
Median daily rate £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Selenium
3 11 (39.29%) BDD
4 10 (35.71%) C#
5 8 (28.57%) Scrum
5 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) SOAP
7 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
8 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
8 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Web Services
8 5 (17.86%) Java
9 4 (14.29%) Linux
9 4 (14.29%) JMeter
9 4 (14.29%) ISEB
9 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
9 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 4 (14.29%) JIRA
10 3 (10.71%) TDD

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 (7.14%) CMS
1 2 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) Drupal
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) H.323
1 2 (7.14%) Telepresence
2 1 (3.57%) BGP
2 1 (3.57%) DOCSIS
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) MPLS
2 1 (3.57%) OSPF
2 1 (3.57%) RIP
2 1 (3.57%) SNMP
2 1 (3.57%) SSH
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) Telnet
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) QlikView
2 1 (3.57%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
4 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (14.29%) JIRA
5 4 (14.29%) JMeter
5 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
7 2 (7.14%) Appium
7 2 (7.14%) eggPlant
7 2 (7.14%) TestComplete
8 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
8 1 (3.57%) JBehave
8 1 (3.57%) JUnit
8 1 (3.57%) LabVIEW
8 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) SOAP
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
3 3 (10.71%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) Java EE
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
5 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) EPoS
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.57%) DTV
3 1 (3.57%) IPTV
3 1 (3.57%) MPEG
3 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.57%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) BDD
3 8 (28.57%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
8 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.14%) SOA
8 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) ISEB
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) FedRAMP
1 2 (7.14%) QA
1 2 (7.14%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) HP
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.57%) Tektronix