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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 114 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.30% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Average daily rate £419 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £344
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
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
1997 1983 2006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.59% 73.12% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1006 1032
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £126.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 7 £419 +26.56% 1
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 6 (54.55%) ITSM
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) GIS
5 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
5 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) QA
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Telerik
5 1 (9.09%) API Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Software Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Software Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Change Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) API Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Case Management
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Telerik
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