Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Tester was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 21 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.

Senior Quality Assurance Tester
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.58% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Slough median daily rate £340 - -
Berkshire median daily rate £340 - £301
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 324 282 291
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.37% 95.27% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 191 190
Slough median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £150 £213 £206
90th Percentile £550 £556 £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% -14.29%
10th Percentile £13.47 £11.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.40 £27.10 £39.95
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -3.45% -32.71%

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Senior 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 Senior 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

Senior 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