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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 118 116 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 12 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.33% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.47% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £327 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
- +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
1967 1914 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.48% 71.07% 68.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 965 694
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 41 52
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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
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 5 May 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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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 +2 5 £225 -15.09% 2
Slough - 1 £300 -
Maidenhead - 1 £260 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) WPF
4 6 (35.29%) JIRA
4 6 (35.29%) QA
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 2 (11.76%) Telerik
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) JSON
8 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
8 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (11.76%) VMware
8 2 (11.76%) HTML
8 2 (11.76%) Java
8 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) Capybara
5 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Automation Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Software Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Tester
4 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) AWS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) WPF
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) BDD
7 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.88%) User Stories
7 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Web Development
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) OO
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Bourne shell
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
1 2 (11.76%) Telerik
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM