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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 121 100 111
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.93% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 1.30% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 2
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£575 £345 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +30.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £197 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £415 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -5 3 £325 - 1
Reading +7 2 £575 +84.00%
Windsor - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) TDD
2 7 (38.89%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
4 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
4 5 (27.78%) Refactoring
4 5 (27.78%) Analytics
5 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (22.22%) RESTful
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) Ant
6 3 (16.67%) SOA
6 3 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (16.67%) Google App Engine
6 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Velocity
6 3 (16.67%) Google
6 3 (16.67%) Gradle
6 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) Joomla!
1 2 (11.11%) Drupal
1 2 (11.11%) WordPress
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (16.67%) Google App Engine
1 3 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) Gradle
3 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) Ant
4 2 (11.11%) JUnit
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 2 (11.11%) TestNG
4 2 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (11.11%) TestLink
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) ERwin
5 1 (5.56%) Xcode
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Programmer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (27.78%) Python Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Python Programmer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Python Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Python Programmer
4 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (11.11%) Communications Officer
6 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Communications Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) RESTful
2 3 (16.67%) Velocity
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) Cocoa
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) AS400
2 1 (5.56%) iSeries
2 1 (5.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) Refactoring
3 5 (27.78%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 3 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (16.67%) SOA
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) VB
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) RPG/400
3 1 (5.56%) RPG IV
3 1 (5.56%) RPG
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
1 3 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (16.67%) VMware
1 3 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) IBM