The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Software Tester
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 66 65
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading - 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.50% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £360 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £323 £288
% change year-on-year -1.55% +12.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £92.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 524 799 804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.56% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 465 396
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £31.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Reading

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Reading

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Reading