The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 116 94 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +32
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 1.13% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.65% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 5
Average daily rate £425 £437 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +24.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2091 1694 1950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.46% 68.28% 63.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 683 745
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Automated Testing
South East

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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Slough +3 1 - - 2
Reading -19 1 - - 4
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (32.26%) HTML
4 9 (29.03%) CSS
4 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
5 8 (25.81%) XML
5 8 (25.81%) TDD
5 8 (25.81%) BDD
6 7 (22.58%) Apple iOS
6 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Android
6 7 (22.58%) C#
6 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) IBM
7 6 (19.35%) Finance
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
7 6 (19.35%) Test Management
7 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
7 6 (19.35%) Mobile App
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.13%) NUnit
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
8 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
8 5 (16.13%) Selenium
8 5 (16.13%) DB2
8 5 (16.13%) .NET
8 5 (16.13%) MVC
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.90%) ISEB
9 4 (12.90%) DataStage

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.90%) Node.js
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (9.68%) Drupal
4 2 (6.45%) CMS
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) ZigBee
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) DB2
3 4 (12.90%) DataStage
3 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (9.68%) MySQL
5 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) NUnit
1 5 (16.13%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) MSTest
2 4 (12.90%) Toad
2 4 (12.90%) ERwin
3 3 (9.68%) Behat
3 3 (9.68%) PHPUnit
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) JUnit
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) Calabash
4 2 (6.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (3.23%) QAComplete
5 1 (3.23%) Robotium
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) RPG Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (9.68%) PHP Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (6.45%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
2 9 (29.03%) CSS
3 8 (25.81%) XML
4 5 (16.13%) .NET
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
5 4 (12.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (12.90%) jQuery
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (9.68%) REST
6 3 (9.68%) LAMP
6 3 (9.68%) Ajax
7 2 (6.45%) JSON
7 2 (6.45%) Web Services
8 1 (3.23%) JSTL
8 1 (3.23%) Velocity
8 1 (3.23%) WCF
8 1 (3.23%) RESTful
8 1 (3.23%) EJB
8 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.90%) iSeries
3 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.23%) Xbox
4 1 (3.23%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Android
1 7 (22.58%) Apple iOS
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
3 8 (25.81%) TDD
3 8 (25.81%) BDD
4 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Test Management
5 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) MVC
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) Workflow
7 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
7 4 (12.90%) Web Application Development
7 4 (12.90%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) User Stories
8 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
9 2 (6.45%) Code Coverage
9 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
2 7 (22.58%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) RPG
3 4 (12.90%) RPG IV
4 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) PHP5
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.23%) Korn
6 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
1 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) IBM
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Appcelerator
5 1 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Perforce
5 1 (3.23%) Ektron
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Hydrogen Group
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