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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 116 119 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.81% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 12
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£313 £324 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.47% -10.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £298 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £388 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
2003 2109 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.65% 74.76% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1104 614
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 69
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +5 5 £313 +5.04% 6
Slough -4 3 £253 -15.12% 2
Maidenhead +7 1 £260 -
Bracknell -1 1 £400 +10.72% 2
Hungerford - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (29.17%) Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Analytics
5 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
5 5 (20.83%) Refactoring
5 5 (20.83%) Migration
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
5 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (16.67%) RESTful
6 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (16.67%) DevOps
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) Velocity
7 3 (12.50%) Fault Management
7 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.33%) Google App Engine
1 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) Star Schema
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Gradle
3 2 (8.33%) Ant
3 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) ERwin
4 1 (4.17%) Xcode
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Programmer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (20.83%) Python Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Python Programmer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Python Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Python Programmer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) RESTful
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) Velocity
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) Cocoa
4 1 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Refactoring
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Analytics
5 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Coaching
6 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (12.50%) Fault Management
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) Bourne shell
4 1 (4.17%) RPG/400
4 1 (4.17%) RPG IV
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) RPG
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) ExactTarget
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
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