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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 97 112 117
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 26 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.72% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 5
Average daily rate £400 £323 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £299 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
1992 1941 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.39% 73.33% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1061 988 1018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 36 58
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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 0 19 £410 +23.77% 5
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Scrum
3 21 (51.22%) Linux
4 18 (43.90%) Python
5 16 (39.02%) H.323
6 14 (34.15%) FedRAMP
7 13 (31.71%) Selenium
8 10 (24.39%) C++
9 9 (21.95%) C#
9 9 (21.95%) QA
9 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
10 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
10 8 (19.51%) Erlang
10 8 (19.51%) Twisted
10 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
10 8 (19.51%) Telepresence
11 7 (17.07%) SQL
12 6 (14.63%) Java
12 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
12 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
12 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
13 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
13 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
14 4 (9.76%) REST
14 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
14 4 (9.76%) Finance
14 4 (9.76%) .NET
14 4 (9.76%) ISEB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP BPC
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) H.323
2 8 (19.51%) Telepresence
3 2 (4.88%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
2 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
4 4 (9.76%) JIRA
4 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.32%) Artifactory
5 3 (7.32%) Bugzilla
5 3 (7.32%) Checkstyle
5 3 (7.32%) Cobertura
5 3 (7.32%) FindBugs
5 3 (7.32%) Hudson
5 3 (7.32%) LabVIEW
5 3 (7.32%) Liquibase
5 3 (7.32%) Maven
5 3 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (7.32%) Subversion
6 2 (4.88%) eggPlant
6 2 (4.88%) TestComplete
6 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
1 11 (26.83%) Test Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Tester
3 9 (21.95%) Automation Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Automation Tester
5 5 (12.20%) C++ Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Automated Tester
7 3 (7.32%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Tester
7 3 (7.32%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Twisted
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) JSF
4 1 (2.44%) Spring
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%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) Scrum
3 9 (21.95%) Manual Testing
4 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
4 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
4 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
4 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Dashboard Development
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.32%) Product Management
6 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) Python
2 10 (24.39%) C++
3 9 (21.95%) C#
4 8 (19.51%) Erlang
5 7 (17.07%) SQL
6 6 (14.63%) Java
7 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.88%) C
8 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
1 4 (9.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) FedRAMP
2 9 (21.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) HP
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) CA
3 1 (2.44%) Telerik