Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 26 July 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.

Tester
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 146 99
Rank change year-on-year +34 -47 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 34 38 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.90% 0.78% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.84% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 56
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.59% +2.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £225 £316 £211
90th Percentile £475 £438 £406
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £10.50 £105.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -90.00% +200.00% +124.36%

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 3503 4540 5035
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.45% 92.94% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 2406 2652
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £217 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 161 195
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.75 £39.80
South East median hourly rate £17.59 £19.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.22% +13.21% +2.94%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 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 +22 16 £400 +11.11%
Bracknell - 5 £255 -
Maidenhead -4 2 £313 -26.47%
Slough - 1 £313 -
Wokingham - 1 £263 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 17 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (38.24%) Selenium
3 11 (32.35%) Java
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
4 10 (29.41%) SQL
5 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (23.53%) QA
6 8 (23.53%) WebDriver
6 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 8 (23.53%) LoadRunner
7 7 (20.59%) JMeter
7 7 (20.59%) BDD
7 7 (20.59%) Data Protection
7 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
7 7 (20.59%) TDD
7 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 6 (17.65%) C#
8 6 (17.65%) .NET
8 6 (17.65%) HP
9 5 (14.71%) XML
9 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
10 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering

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 (5.88%) CMS
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) FTP
2 1 (2.94%) SSH
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Selenium
2 8 (23.53%) LoadRunner
2 8 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 7 (20.59%) JMeter
4 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
5 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.88%) Ant
6 2 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.88%) eggPlant
6 2 (5.88%) Gatling
6 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.88%) Gradle
6 2 (5.88%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.88%) Maven
6 2 (5.88%) NeoLoad
6 2 (5.88%) Protractor
6 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) XML
3 4 (11.76%) HTML
3 4 (11.76%) Web Services
4 3 (8.82%) RESTful
4 3 (8.82%) SOAP
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (5.88%) Behat
5 2 (5.88%) CSS
5 2 (5.88%) jQuery
5 2 (5.88%) JSON
5 2 (5.88%) Node.js
5 2 (5.88%) React
5 2 (5.88%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.94%) IVR
3 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) CentOS
2 1 (2.94%) Debian
2 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) BDD
3 7 (20.59%) Data Protection
3 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
3 7 (20.59%) TDD
4 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Defect Management
6 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum
6 3 (8.82%) SDLC
6 3 (8.82%) Stress Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Java
2 10 (29.41%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) C#
5 3 (8.82%) C
5 3 (8.82%) Python
6 2 (5.88%) Groovy
6 2 (5.88%) PHP
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.94%) Scala
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) IFRS
2 1 (2.94%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) HP Fortify
3 1 (2.94%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.88%) Splunk
4 1 (2.94%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.94%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat