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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 55 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.76% 1.65% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.77% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 6
Median daily rate £360 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £303 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
-25.67% +163.34%
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
798 791 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.44% 93.28% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 390 402
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 50 29
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.18 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.68 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Selenium
3 11 (44.00%) BDD
3 11 (44.00%) Scrum
3 11 (44.00%) C#
4 8 (32.00%) SpecFlow
5 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) SOAP
7 5 (20.00%) Web Services
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (20.00%) RESTful
7 5 (20.00%) Gherkin
8 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (16.00%) 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 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Drupal
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) H.323
1 2 (8.00%) Telepresence
2 1 (4.00%) BGP
2 1 (4.00%) DOCSIS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) MPLS
2 1 (4.00%) OSPF
2 1 (4.00%) RIP
2 1 (4.00%) SNMP
2 1 (4.00%) SSH
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Telnet
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) QlikView
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (12.00%) Appium
5 3 (12.00%) JIRA
5 3 (12.00%) JMeter
5 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.00%) eggPlant
6 1 (4.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.00%) TestRail
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) SOAP
2 5 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (20.00%) RESTful
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.00%) DTV
2 1 (4.00%) EPoS
2 1 (4.00%) IPTV
2 1 (4.00%) MPEG
2 1 (4.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) BDD
2 11 (44.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (16.00%) TDD
4 4 (16.00%) Test Management
4 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) Contact Management
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SDET
2 2 (8.00%) FedRAMP
3 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.00%) Tektronix
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago