The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 109 85 112
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 1.63% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 2.33% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
Automated Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1830 1757 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.00% 69.83% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 787 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Berkshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Berkshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +3 6 £288 -8.00% 1
Bracknell - 6 £420 -
Newbury - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 4
Wokingham - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) TDD
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) QA
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium
4 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 5 (23.81%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 5 (23.81%) Test Management
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) VB
5 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 4 (19.05%) Python
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (19.05%) IBM
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Content Management
5 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Web Development

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) Drupal
2 3 (14.29%) WordPress
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (14.29%) Joomla!
3 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.52%) Misys Midas
2 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (14.29%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
2 1 (4.76%) HSPA
2 1 (4.76%) GPRS
2 1 (4.76%) 3GPP
2 1 (4.76%) UMTS
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) TestNG
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) Ant
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.52%) Calabash
4 2 (9.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (9.52%) Robotium
4 2 (9.52%) Gradle
4 2 (9.52%) ERwin
5 1 (4.76%) JMeter
5 1 (4.76%) LabVIEW
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
5 1 (4.76%) JBehave
5 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Consultant
1 4 (19.05%) Communications Officer
2 3 (14.29%) QA Leader
2 3 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Communications Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Web Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Web Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) QA Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) DTV
1 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
1 2 (9.52%) AS400
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) iSeries
1 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.76%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Android
3 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 5 (23.81%) Test Management
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
3 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) CRM
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Content Management
4 4 (19.05%) Web Development
5 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) VB
2 4 (19.05%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 3 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) RPG
4 2 (9.52%) RPG/400
4 2 (9.52%) RPG IV
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) Korn
5 1 (4.76%) XPath
5 1 (4.76%) Groovy
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Google
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) Appcelerator
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Agilent
5 1 (4.76%) Perforce