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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 107 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 14 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.37% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 5
Median daily rate £388 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £248 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £401 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £344
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
1768 1900 1864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.44% 76.31% 76.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 1102 891
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 31
Median hourly rate £19.61 £37.09 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.12% +106.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +21 8 £400 +45.45% 1
Wokingham - 5 £328 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) ITSM
5 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.88%) QA
6 1 (5.88%) JMeter
6 1 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) TDD

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.88%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Change Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Strategy Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) Ajax
1 1 (5.88%) Flash
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft