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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 97 102 119
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.55% 0.71% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.91% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 7
Median daily rate £435 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.66% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
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
1577 1970 1960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.45% 77.44% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 1052 1040
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 89 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.65 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +7 4 £450 -
Reading -10 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
3 15 (53.57%) Java
4 13 (46.43%) Selenium
5 12 (42.86%) JSON
5 12 (42.86%) BDD
5 12 (42.86%) Scrum
5 12 (42.86%) XML
5 12 (42.86%) REST
6 11 (39.29%) WebDriver
7 10 (35.71%) C#
8 9 (32.14%) Python
8 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (32.14%) Ruby
9 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (28.57%) Groovy
9 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 8 (28.57%) HTTP
9 8 (28.57%) C++
9 8 (28.57%) SOAP
10 7 (25.00%) .NET
10 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 7 (25.00%) eggPlant
11 6 (21.43%) Apache Ivy
11 6 (21.43%) Bitbucket
11 6 (21.43%) Gradle
11 6 (21.43%) Security Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (21.43%) Web Services
11 6 (21.43%) SQL Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (21.43%) CMS
2 5 (17.86%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 11 (39.29%) WebDriver
3 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (25.00%) eggPlant
5 6 (21.43%) Ant
5 6 (21.43%) Apache Ivy
5 6 (21.43%) Bitbucket
5 6 (21.43%) Gradle
5 6 (21.43%) JMeter
5 6 (21.43%) Maven
6 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
7 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
8 3 (10.71%) JIRA
9 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
9 2 (7.14%) Hudson
10 1 (3.57%) CircleCI
10 1 (3.57%) MSTest
10 1 (3.57%) Robot Framework
10 1 (3.57%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 6 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum Master
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Scrum Master
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Agile Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) JSON
1 12 (42.86%) REST
1 12 (42.86%) XML
2 8 (28.57%) SOAP
3 7 (25.00%) .NET
4 6 (21.43%) Web Services
5 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
6 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (14.29%) CSS
6 4 (14.29%) HTML
6 4 (14.29%) WSDL
7 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.57%) jQuery
8 1 (3.57%) RESTful
8 1 (3.57%) Servlets
8 1 (3.57%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Visualisation
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
3 12 (42.86%) BDD
3 12 (42.86%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Content Management
6 6 (21.43%) OOP
6 6 (21.43%) Project Management
6 6 (21.43%) Security Testing
7 5 (17.86%) MVC
7 5 (17.86%) OO
8 4 (14.29%) Kanban
8 4 (14.29%) Test Management
8 4 (14.29%) UML
9 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.71%) SDLC
9 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
9 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) C#
3 9 (32.14%) Python
3 9 (32.14%) Ruby
4 8 (28.57%) C++
4 8 (28.57%) Groovy
5 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.57%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Sitecore
1 5 (17.86%) Splunk
2 2 (7.14%) IBM
2 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) NetSuite
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
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