The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 114 125 127
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
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£373 £343 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £343 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £343 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Automation 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
1805 1783 2115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.34% 69.84% 67.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 799 797
Average daily rate £390 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 36
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Berkshire region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 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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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 +17 5 £225 - 1
Slough - 4 £500 - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 6 (35.29%) WinRunner
1 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) TestDirector
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) MySQL
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Ranorex
5 2 (11.76%) Relational Database

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) WinRunner
1 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) TestDirector
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) Ranorex
5 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.88%) Bower
6 1 (5.88%) Grunt
6 1 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
6 1 (5.88%) JSUnit
6 1 (5.88%) JBehave
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Tester
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Tester
1 4 (23.53%) Applications Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Web Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Web Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) Google Maps API
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Scrum
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
2 3 (17.65%) BDD
2 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) User Stories
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Kanban
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter
3 1 (5.88%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) HP
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