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 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 102 110 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -28
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 0.64% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.86% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 23
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £398 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
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
1895 1866 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.85% 74.49% 70.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 888 755
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.04 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.34% -39.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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
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 30 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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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 - 12 £400 - 2
Bracknell -6 2 - -
Slough -6 1 £175 -39.13%
Newbury - 1 £275 - 2
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) SQL
3 19 (46.34%) HTML
3 19 (46.34%) JavaScript
4 18 (43.90%) XML
5 15 (36.59%) Selenium
6 14 (34.15%) UNIX
6 14 (34.15%) DB2
6 14 (34.15%) Java
7 11 (26.83%) C#
8 10 (24.39%) .NET
8 10 (24.39%) J2EE
8 10 (24.39%) Scrum
8 10 (24.39%) WebSphere
9 9 (21.95%) JIRA
9 9 (21.95%) jQuery
9 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
9 9 (21.95%) Migration
9 9 (21.95%) NUnit
9 9 (21.95%) CSS
9 9 (21.95%) Regression Testing
9 9 (21.95%) ISEB
9 9 (21.95%) MSTest
9 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (19.51%) DbVisualizer
10 8 (19.51%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
10 8 (19.51%) Windows
10 8 (19.51%) Flash

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 10 (24.39%) WebSphere
2 7 (17.07%) CMS
3 6 (14.63%) Node.js
4 5 (12.20%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.44%) Commerce Server
5 1 (2.44%) Zope
5 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) ATM
1 1 (2.44%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.44%) GSM
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) VoIP
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) 3G
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) Wireless
1 1 (2.44%) 2G
1 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
1 1 (2.44%) LTE
1 1 (2.44%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) DB2
2 8 (19.51%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (17.07%) MongoDB
3 7 (17.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Selenium
2 9 (21.95%) JIRA
2 9 (21.95%) NUnit
2 9 (21.95%) MSTest
3 7 (17.07%) HP UFT
4 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
4 5 (12.20%) Subversion
4 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.32%) JBehave
7 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.88%) JUnit
7 2 (4.88%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (2.44%) LabVIEW
8 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (19.51%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
2 14 (34.15%) Test Analyst
3 12 (29.27%) Developer
4 9 (21.95%) Web Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Tester
6 5 (12.20%) Automation Tester
7 4 (9.76%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Lead Business Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) OBIEE Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) Business Consultant
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Data Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Data Migration Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) HTML
2 18 (43.90%) XML
3 10 (24.39%) .NET
3 10 (24.39%) J2EE
4 9 (21.95%) CSS
4 9 (21.95%) jQuery
5 8 (19.51%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
5 8 (19.51%) Flash
6 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
6 7 (17.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (14.63%) JSON
8 4 (9.76%) RESTful
9 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
9 3 (7.32%) Web Services
10 2 (4.88%) JSTL
10 2 (4.88%) JSP
10 2 (4.88%) JMS
10 2 (4.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) UNIX
2 8 (19.51%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) AIX
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (24.39%) Scrum
3 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 9 (21.95%) Regression Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
4 8 (19.51%) System Testing
4 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (19.51%) ETL
5 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
5 7 (17.07%) Content Management
6 6 (14.63%) Validation
6 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (14.63%) Agile Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
8 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Project Management
8 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.32%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) JavaScript
3 14 (34.15%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) C#
5 8 (19.51%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) Erlang
6 1 (2.44%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) ISEB
2 7 (17.07%) Degree
3 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) IBM
2 6 (14.63%) Ab Initio
3 5 (12.20%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.88%) Talend
4 2 (4.88%) ExactTarget
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Infovista