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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 123 123 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 -29
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 10 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.36% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.48% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
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£275 £325 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +71.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.50%
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
2005 2079 1546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.74% 74.76% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1083 615
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -35.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +1 6 £300 -22.58% 2
Newbury -4 2 £275 +22.22% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £260 - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
7 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Test Planning

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
5 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
5 1 (7.14%) Maven
5 1 (7.14%) JUnit
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) JBehave
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) WPF
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) DTV
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
3 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Cadence
2 1 (7.14%) Telerik
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
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