The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 121 105 133
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 8 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.65% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.95% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
Average daily rate £265 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automation Testing
South East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 5 £265 -44.21%
Newbury -4 1 £225 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (61.11%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 8 (44.44%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) .NET
4 7 (38.89%) WinRunner
4 7 (38.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
5 6 (33.33%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 6 (33.33%) ISEB
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 4 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (22.22%) TestDirector
7 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 4 (22.22%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) MySQL
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
8 3 (16.67%) Publishing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) WinRunner
2 7 (38.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
3 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) TestDirector
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (16.67%) Ranorex
6 1 (5.56%) JMeter
6 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.56%) NUnit
6 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Tester
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Applications Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 2 (11.11%) Solaris
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) BDD
2 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
1 3 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Sun