Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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.

Quality Assurance Tester
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.59% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Slough median daily rate £340 - -
Berkshire median daily rate £340 £225 £350
% change year-on-year +51.11% -35.71% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough 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 Slough. 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
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 317 281 292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.96% 94.93% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 190 192
Slough median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £206
90th Percentile £550 £557 £481
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 13
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.47 £11.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.40 £27.10 £39.95
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.35% -1.72% -32.71%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Slough

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Slough

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, QA 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 Slough region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA