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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 97 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 17 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.87% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 6
Median daily rate £365 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.31% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £237 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
1810 1960 1906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.34% 76.09% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1129 937
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 71 22
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +97.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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
Wokingham - 6 £350 - 1
Maidenhead - 4 £388 -
Newbury -3 2 £375 +36.36% 1
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) C#
3 11 (36.67%) .NET
4 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (30.00%) Web Services
6 8 (26.67%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 7 (23.33%) SOAP
7 7 (23.33%) TDD
8 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (20.00%) Selenium
8 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (20.00%) BDD
8 6 (20.00%) SDLC
9 5 (16.67%) MVC
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) XML
9 5 (16.67%) Linux
9 5 (16.67%) Kanban
9 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.33%) JSON
10 4 (13.33%) UML
10 4 (13.33%) WSDL

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 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (3.33%) nginx
1 1 (3.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) H.323
1 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) Telepresence
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.00%) Selenium
3 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.67%) Hudson
6 2 (6.67%) JIRA
6 2 (6.67%) JMeter
6 2 (6.67%) MSBuild
7 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.33%) JBehave
7 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.33%) MSTest
7 1 (3.33%) Robotium
7 1 (3.33%) Travis CI
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Release Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum Master
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) SOAP
4 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.67%) XML
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (13.33%) CSS
6 4 (13.33%) HTML
6 4 (13.33%) JSON
6 4 (13.33%) REST
6 4 (13.33%) WSDL
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (3.33%) OAuth
7 1 (3.33%) RESTful
7 1 (3.33%) Servlets
7 1 (3.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (23.33%) TDD
4 6 (20.00%) BDD
4 6 (20.00%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) SDLC
5 5 (16.67%) Kanban
5 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.67%) MVC
6 4 (13.33%) UML
7 3 (10.00%) CRM
7 3 (10.00%) ERP
7 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (10.00%) Release Management
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) Test Management
7 3 (10.00%) User Stories
7 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.67%) ATDD
8 2 (6.67%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) VBA
6 1 (3.33%) VBScript
6 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.67%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Capita
3 1 (3.33%) F5
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) WSO2