The median contractor rate for a Tester was £364 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 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.

Tester
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 57 50
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.05% 1.73% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.86% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 17
Median daily rate £364 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £322 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £393 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £303
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

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 524 807 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.29% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 471 394
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 50
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 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Reading

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Reading

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Reading

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Reading region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 3 (30.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (10.00%) Calabash
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (10.00%) SELinux
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) SSH
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Appium
4 1 (10.00%) Calabash
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) CentOS
1 1 (10.00%) Debian
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) SDLC
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
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