Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 6 months to 22 January 2018 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 > Reading
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 94 85
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.14% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.18% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 21
Reading median daily rate £243 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.33% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £217 £338 £363
90th Percentile £262 £413 £406
Berkshire median daily rate £293 £363 £388
% change year-on-year -19.31% -6.45% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £42.50

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,021 1,120 1,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.34% 80.75% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 565 948
Reading median daily rate £400 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £263 £235 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 72
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £23.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.96% -25.57% +54.50%
10th Percentile £11.05 £12.83 £15.00
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.07 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year -17.14% -34.58% +40.79%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Reading

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Reading

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) WCAG
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Behat
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) People Management
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria

Software Testing
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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) People Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) WCAG