The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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 30 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.

Software Testing
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell - - 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year +8.52% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.78% +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 Bracknell with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 229 236 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 85.77% 86.13% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 129 112
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £255 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -49.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £116.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 Bracknell

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 30 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle