The median contractor rate for a Tester was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 112 87
Rank change year-on-year +23 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 12 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.84% 0.48% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.51% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 32
Median daily rate £313 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.19% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £301 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £409 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £308
% change year-on-year -1.53% +5.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.07 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -58.47% +16.00%  

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 1754 2331 2653
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.56% 93.54% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 1241 1397
Median daily rate £420 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 85
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -24.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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 +21 6 £338 +5.46% 5
Maidenhead -4 1 £300 -29.41%
Wokingham - 1 £263 -
Bracknell - 1 £110 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (38.89%) SQL
1 14 (38.89%) Selenium
2 13 (36.11%) Data Protection
3 12 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 12 (33.33%) Scrum
4 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) SoapUI
5 9 (25.00%) SOAP
5 9 (25.00%) C#
5 9 (25.00%) Java
6 8 (22.22%) Finance
6 8 (22.22%) QA
7 7 (19.44%) LoadRunner
8 5 (13.89%) JMeter
8 5 (13.89%) .NET
8 5 (13.89%) JIRA
8 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.89%) BDD
9 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 4 (11.11%) Web Services
9 4 (11.11%) TDD
9 4 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
10 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (8.33%) Appium
10 3 (8.33%) API Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Defect Management

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 3 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Selenium
2 12 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 10 (27.78%) SoapUI
4 7 (19.44%) LoadRunner
5 5 (13.89%) JIRA
5 5 (13.89%) JMeter
6 3 (8.33%) Appium
6 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.56%) Calabash
7 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.56%) Protractor
7 2 (5.56%) Subversion
8 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.78%) Trac
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Local Government
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) SOAP
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
3 4 (11.11%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 2 (5.56%) Behat
5 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 2 (5.56%) XML
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
6 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.78%) HTML
6 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) IPTV
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.78%) IVR
3 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
1 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
3 1 (2.78%) Debian
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Data Protection
2 12 (33.33%) Scrum
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) BDD
4 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (8.33%) API Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Defect Management
6 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Open Source
6 3 (8.33%) Stress Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.56%) Video Content Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) C#
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Dynatrace
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
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