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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 114 112 120
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.82% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.10% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Average daily rate £380 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
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
1975 2096 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.13% 74.27% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1109 1029
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.50 £167.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading -17 7 £375 -6.83% 2
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 30 (73.17%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Scrum
2 22 (53.66%) Linux
3 20 (48.78%) Python
4 17 (41.46%) H.323
5 13 (31.71%) Telepresence
6 12 (29.27%) FedRAMP
6 12 (29.27%) QA
7 8 (19.51%) Selenium
8 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
9 6 (14.63%) C#
9 6 (14.63%) SQL
9 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
10 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
10 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
10 5 (12.20%) .NET
10 5 (12.20%) C++
10 5 (12.20%) ISEB
10 5 (12.20%) SDLC
11 4 (9.76%) DevOps
11 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
11 4 (9.76%) Java
11 4 (9.76%) Degree
11 4 (9.76%) Erlang
11 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
11 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
11 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) H.323
2 13 (31.71%) Telepresence
3 2 (4.88%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.44%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.32%) Artifactory
4 3 (7.32%) Checkstyle
4 3 (7.32%) Cobertura
4 3 (7.32%) FindBugs
4 3 (7.32%) Hudson
4 3 (7.32%) LabVIEW
4 3 (7.32%) Liquibase
4 3 (7.32%) Maven
4 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.32%) Subversion
4 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.88%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.88%) eggPlant
5 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Analyst
1 9 (21.95%) Test Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Test Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Automation Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) C++ Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.32%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software QA Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Quality Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (4.88%) EPoS Tester
7 2 (4.88%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) Twisted
3 3 (7.32%) REST
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) EPoS
1 2 (4.88%) Smart Meter
1 2 (4.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Scrum
3 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
4 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (12.20%) SDLC
5 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.76%) DevOps
6 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.32%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (7.32%) ERP
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Release Management
7 3 (7.32%) Static Code Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) Coaching
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Python
2 6 (14.63%) C#
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
3 5 (12.20%) C++
4 4 (9.76%) Erlang
4 4 (9.76%) Java
5 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) FedRAMP
1 12 (29.27%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Capita
3 1 (2.44%) F5
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) WSO2