Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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.

Senior Tester
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 - 99
Rank change year-on-year - +99 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.67% - 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% - 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Reading median daily rate £398 - £301
10th Percentile £392 - £300
90th Percentile £417 - £301
Berkshire median daily rate £395 £550 £301
% change year-on-year -28.18% +83.03% -19.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,366 1,173 1,257
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.01% 93.54% 90.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 733 655
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £225 £256 £236
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 75
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.67% +7.14% -47.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.90 £9.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.50 £50.31
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -25.00%

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Reading

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in Reading

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, Senior 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 Reading region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) JUnit
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) EDI
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
1 10 (100.00%) Groovy
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 10 (100.00%) Scala
1 10 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (100.00%) JSON
1 10 (100.00%) Procedural Programming
1 10 (100.00%) Geb
1 10 (100.00%) Gatling
2 9 (90.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Sonata

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Sonata
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (100.00%) Gatling
1 10 (100.00%) Geb
1 10 (100.00%) JUnit
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) EDI
1 10 (100.00%) JSON
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Procedural Programming
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) Groovy
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) Scala
1 10 (100.00%) SQL