The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 110 87 111
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +24
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 1.72% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 2.51% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £272 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £500 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1843 1670 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.37% 68.27% 65.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 725 809
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Slough +6 6 £288 -8.00% 2
Bracknell - 6 £420 -
Newbury - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 10 (37.04%) TDD
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 7 (25.93%) CSS
3 7 (25.93%) HTML
3 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 7 (25.93%) Drupal
3 7 (25.93%) Test Management
3 7 (25.93%) BDD
4 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) Android
4 6 (22.22%) QA
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) HP
5 5 (18.52%) Degree
5 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
6 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
6 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Kanban
6 4 (14.81%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 7 (25.93%) Drupal
2 3 (11.11%) WordPress
2 3 (11.11%) CMS
2 3 (11.11%) Joomla!
3 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.41%) Misys Midas
2 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (11.11%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
2 1 (3.70%) HSPA
2 1 (3.70%) GPRS
2 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
2 1 (3.70%) UMTS
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) FTP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.81%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.11%) PHPUnit
4 3 (11.11%) TestNG
4 3 (11.11%) Ant
4 3 (11.11%) JUnit
4 3 (11.11%) Behat
5 2 (7.41%) Robotium
5 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
5 2 (7.41%) Gradle
5 2 (7.41%) Calabash
5 2 (7.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (7.41%) ERwin
6 1 (3.70%) JMeter
6 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Communications Officer
3 3 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 3 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Communications Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Web Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 2 (7.41%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Web Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
1 7 (25.93%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) LAMP
4 2 (7.41%) Ajax
4 2 (7.41%) JSON
4 2 (7.41%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (7.41%) SWIFT
2 2 (7.41%) DTV
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) AS400
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) iSeries
3 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Android
3 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 4 (14.81%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) TDD
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.93%) Test Management
3 7 (25.93%) BDD
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) Kanban
6 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Content Management
6 4 (14.81%) Web Development
6 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) CRM
6 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) VB
3 4 (14.81%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) Perl
4 3 (11.11%) PHP
4 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) PHP5
5 2 (7.41%) RPG
5 2 (7.41%) RPG/400
5 2 (7.41%) RPG IV
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Groovy
6 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) VBScript
6 1 (3.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
2 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Google
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Appcelerator
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Agilent
5 1 (3.70%) Perforce