The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 93 111 99
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.61% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.76% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 24
Median daily rate £325 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -1.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1491 1977 2180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.55% 80.33% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1023 1134
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Berkshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Berkshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Berkshire

Software Testing
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 Software Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Reading +7 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £350 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (41.18%) SQL
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
1 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 2 (11.76%) QA
6 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) Java EE
6 2 (11.76%) VLAN
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 2 (11.76%) V-Model

Software Testing
Top Related 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 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Trac
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) BSS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior BSS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior OSS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Java EE
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
2 5 (29.41%) Test Management
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) PLM
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) V-Model
5 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
1 2 (11.76%) GDPR
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Siemens
3 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.88%) Progress
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Samsung
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
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