The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 110 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 1.11% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.49% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 13
Median daily rate £401 £355 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% +45.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £208 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Test Automation
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
2000 2086 1994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.27% 74.63% 74.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1102 1008
Median daily rate £408 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.50 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Berkshire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Berkshire region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Maidenhead - 5 £410 -
Reading -18 3 £360 +1.40% 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (48.57%) Selenium
2 16 (45.71%) Java
3 10 (28.57%) C#
4 9 (25.71%) Scrum
4 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
4 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
5 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
5 8 (22.86%) BDD
5 8 (22.86%) OOP
6 7 (20.00%) JUnit
6 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (17.14%) TestNG
7 6 (17.14%) Web Services
7 6 (17.14%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
8 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) Windows
8 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (14.29%) QA
8 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 5 (14.29%) Ruby
9 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
9 4 (11.43%) Java EE
9 4 (11.43%) MSF
9 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
9 4 (11.43%) SQL

Test Automation
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 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (2.86%) Zope
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) HBase
2 2 (5.71%) Redis
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Selenium
2 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
3 7 (20.00%) JUnit
3 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (17.14%) TestNG
5 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 4 (11.43%) SpecFlow
7 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.71%) JMeter
8 2 (5.71%) LabVIEW
8 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.86%) JBehave
9 1 (2.86%) JIRA
9 1 (2.86%) Maven
9 1 (2.86%) NuGet
9 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Architect
1 7 (20.00%) Test Architect
1 7 (20.00%) Tester
2 6 (17.14%) Automation Test Lead
2 6 (17.14%) Test Automation Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Test Leader
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Developer in Test
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Automation Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 4 (11.43%) Java EE
4 3 (8.57%) SOAP
4 3 (8.57%) XML
5 2 (5.71%) .NET
5 2 (5.71%) Django
5 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 1 (2.86%) JSON
6 1 (2.86%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Smart Energy
3 2 (5.71%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Scrum
2 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
2 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
3 8 (22.86%) BDD
3 8 (22.86%) OOP
4 6 (17.14%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) CRM
6 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
6 4 (11.43%) ERP
6 4 (11.43%) MSF
7 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Open Source
8 2 (5.71%) Contact Management
8 2 (5.71%) Game Development
8 2 (5.71%) Load Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Ruby
4 4 (11.43%) Python
4 4 (11.43%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) C++
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) Erlang
7 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
1 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Capita
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Perforce
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