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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 119 129 141
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.17% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
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£475 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1782 1775 2120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.76% 67.54% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 863 755
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £235 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 42
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.05 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Slough - 4 £500 -
Reading +25 3 £375 +20.96% 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) MySQL
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) Ranorex
5 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) JBehave
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) RDBMS

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) Ranorex
3 2 (15.38%) JBehave
3 2 (15.38%) WinRunner
3 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) JSUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) Bower
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Grunt
4 1 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Web Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Web Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Google Maps API
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Cadence
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter
3 1 (7.69%) HP