Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Tester
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 166 176
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 +6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.049% 0.12% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.13% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Berkshire median daily rate £225 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -15.15% +68.37%
10th Percentile £213 £305 £406
90th Percentile £238 £395 £419
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £40.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3723 3928 4649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 92.27% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 2127 2520
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 184 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.15 £43.28 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Berkshire

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Tester in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Berkshire

QA Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Tester in Berkshire

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 1 £225 -25.12%
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, QA 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 Berkshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Behat
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Behat
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG