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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 84 99 116
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +17
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 20 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 1.02% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.26% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 10
Median daily rate £450 £400 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
1575 2057 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.67% 81.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 1088 1065
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 65 45
Median hourly rate £23.34 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.60% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.42 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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 - 11 £450 -
Reading -2 5 £388 -5.48% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) TDD
2 19 (67.86%) BDD
3 18 (64.29%) Scrum
3 18 (64.29%) Selenium
3 18 (64.29%) Java
4 16 (57.14%) C++
5 15 (53.57%) Groovy
5 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
5 15 (53.57%) WebDriver
6 14 (50.00%) REST
6 14 (50.00%) XML
6 14 (50.00%) OOP
6 14 (50.00%) Python
6 14 (50.00%) HTTP
6 14 (50.00%) Manual Testing
6 14 (50.00%) Ruby
6 14 (50.00%) JSON
7 13 (46.43%) OO
7 13 (46.43%) eggPlant
7 13 (46.43%) Visualisation
8 12 (42.86%) Bitbucket
8 12 (42.86%) Gradle
8 12 (42.86%) Apache Ivy
8 12 (42.86%) Ant
8 12 (42.86%) Project Management
8 12 (42.86%) CMS
8 12 (42.86%) JMeter
8 12 (42.86%) Content Management
8 12 (42.86%) Maven

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 12 (42.86%) CMS
2 11 (39.29%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) Selenium
2 15 (53.57%) WebDriver
3 13 (46.43%) eggPlant
4 12 (42.86%) Ant
4 12 (42.86%) Apache Ivy
4 12 (42.86%) Bitbucket
4 12 (42.86%) Gradle
4 12 (42.86%) JMeter
4 12 (42.86%) Maven
5 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
6 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.57%) JIRA
7 1 (3.57%) JUnit
7 1 (3.57%) Robot Framework
7 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.57%) TestNG
7 1 (3.57%) XDoclet
General
1 2 (7.14%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) Developer in Test
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Development Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Agile Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (3.57%) EDI Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) JSON
1 14 (50.00%) REST
1 14 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) EDI
3 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) EJB
4 1 (3.57%) Java EE
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Visualisation
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) BDD
2 19 (67.86%) TDD
3 18 (64.29%) Scrum
4 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
5 14 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 14 (50.00%) OOP
6 13 (46.43%) OO
7 12 (42.86%) Content Management
7 12 (42.86%) Project Management
8 11 (39.29%) Security Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Software Delivery
10 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
11 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
12 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
13 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (7.14%) Kanban
13 2 (7.14%) SDLC
13 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) C++
3 15 (53.57%) Groovy
4 14 (50.00%) Python
4 14 (50.00%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Sitecore
1 11 (39.29%) Splunk
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
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