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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 104 119 125
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.100% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.38% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
Median daily rate £354 £419 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.43% +45.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £106.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +231.00%

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
1613 2086 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.49% 81.64% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 1109 1056
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 62 44
Median hourly rate £23.34 £15.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.04% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 5 (50.00%) Selenium
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ITSM
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) PMP
5 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Ant
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (10.00%) Gradle
4 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ITSM
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk