The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 124 138
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.081% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.088% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £320
% change year-on-year +12.90% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1690 2278 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.32% 92.56% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 1177 1420
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 73 85
Median hourly rate £16.10 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.24% +51.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Tester in Berkshire

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Appium
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (20.00%) Capybara
4 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) TestLink
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com