Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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.

Tester
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 129 145
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 31 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.77% 0.89% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.95% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 28
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £341 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -5.21% +10.77%
10th Percentile £138 £213 £225
90th Percentile £493 £408 £431
South East median daily rate £375 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £28.75 £170.00
% change year-on-year - -83.09% +466.67%

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 3,725 3,562 4,546
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.81% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,937 1,737 2,352
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £245
90th Percentile £595 £556 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 162 191
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% - -12.89%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.60 £50.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +7.35%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Berkshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Berkshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Berkshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Berkshire

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 Tester within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. 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 +7 14 £394 +16.67% 3
Newbury - 3 £100 - 4
Maidenhead 0 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Bracknell -7 1 £175 +59.09%
Slough - 1 £235 -
Windsor - 1 - - 1
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
1 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (32.26%) Functional Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) Windows
4 7 (22.58%) HP
4 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
4 7 (22.58%) Migration
4 7 (22.58%) SoapUI
4 7 (22.58%) Defect Management
5 6 (19.35%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Web Services
5 6 (19.35%) Unix
6 5 (16.13%) Finance
6 5 (16.13%) HP ALM
7 4 (12.90%) REST
7 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
7 4 (12.90%) JIRA
7 4 (12.90%) Linux
8 3 (9.68%) Python
8 3 (9.68%) SOA
8 3 (9.68%) SOAP
8 3 (9.68%) VB
8 3 (9.68%) Java

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 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
1 1 (3.23%) NGN
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) Power BI
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
3 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) JMeter
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) Appium
5 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) GitLab
5 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.23%) Toad
5 1 (3.23%) UI Automator
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) REST
3 3 (9.68%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Handset
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Unix
3 4 (12.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (32.26%) Functional Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Defect Management
3 7 (22.58%) Migration
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (9.68%) API Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
5 3 (9.68%) SDLC
5 3 (9.68%) SOA
5 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
5 3 (9.68%) Validation
6 2 (6.45%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.45%) OWASP
6 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) VB
3 2 (6.45%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Groovy
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CREST Certified
2 2 (6.45%) SANS
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP ALM
2 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.23%) Capita
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Samsung
3 1 (3.23%) Sony
3 1 (3.23%) Sun