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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 115 96 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 13 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.99% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
Median daily rate £363 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
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
1952 1937 1892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.03% 76.56% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 989 929
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 58 41
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £13.61 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £39.25 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 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
Reading -9 7 £375 -21.05% 3
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) Linux
3 21 (52.50%) Scrum
4 20 (50.00%) Python
5 17 (42.50%) H.323
6 13 (32.50%) Telepresence
7 12 (30.00%) FedRAMP
8 10 (25.00%) QA
9 7 (17.50%) SQL
9 7 (17.50%) Selenium
10 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.00%) C#
11 5 (12.50%) Java
11 5 (12.50%) ISEB
11 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
12 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 4 (10.00%) Erlang
12 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 4 (10.00%) C++
12 4 (10.00%) .NET
12 4 (10.00%) Oracle
12 4 (10.00%) Web Services
12 4 (10.00%) SDLC
12 4 (10.00%) DevOps
12 4 (10.00%) SoapUI

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 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (42.50%) H.323
2 13 (32.50%) Telepresence
3 2 (5.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.50%) Artifactory
3 3 (7.50%) Checkstyle
3 3 (7.50%) Cobertura
3 3 (7.50%) FindBugs
3 3 (7.50%) Hudson
3 3 (7.50%) LabVIEW
3 3 (7.50%) Liquibase
3 3 (7.50%) Maven
3 3 (7.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (7.50%) Subversion
4 2 (5.00%) eggPlant
4 2 (5.00%) JMeter
4 2 (5.00%) MSBuild
4 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.50%) Robotium
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Tester
2 7 (17.50%) Automation Tester
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Software QA Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Software Quality Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) C++ Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (7.50%) REST
2 3 (7.50%) Twisted
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.50%) OAuth
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) EPoS
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
1 2 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Scrum
3 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (10.00%) DevOps
4 4 (10.00%) SDLC
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.50%) BDD
5 3 (7.50%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Release Management
5 3 (7.50%) Static Code Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) CRM
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (12.50%) Java
5 4 (10.00%) C++
5 4 (10.00%) Erlang
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Groovy
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
7 1 (2.50%) VBScript
7 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) FedRAMP
2 10 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (5.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) Capita
3 1 (2.50%) F5
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) WSO2