The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Senior Tester
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 117 116
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.13% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.14% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £425 £320 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% +6.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £383
% change year-on-year +5.33% -1.96%  
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 1677 2209 2298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.74% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 1179 1166
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -27.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Berkshire

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in Berkshire

Senior Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Tester in Berkshire

Senior 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 Senior Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 2 - -
Reading +15 1 £400 +25.00%
Senior Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (50.00%) Splunk
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Ant
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Groovy
3 2 (50.00%) JMeter
3 2 (50.00%) CMS
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Content Management
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel

Senior 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) CMS
1 2 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (50.00%) eggPlant
1 2 (50.00%) Gatling
1 2 (50.00%) Gradle
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) NeoLoad
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) React
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Groovy
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (50.00%) Splunk
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft