The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 106 73 121
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +48
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 14 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 2.06% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 3.02% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 9
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£341 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -23.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1844 1657 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.32% 68.30% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 720 811
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
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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 -18 5 £308 -23.12% 2
Slough - 1 - - 3
Newbury - 1 £300 - 1
Bracknell - - - - 2
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 15 (42.86%) SQL
1 15 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 13 (37.14%) Scrum
3 12 (34.29%) ISEB
3 12 (34.29%) Windows
3 12 (34.29%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (31.43%) C#
4 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) Selenium
5 10 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (25.71%) WinRunner
7 8 (22.86%) Java
7 8 (22.86%) QA
8 7 (20.00%) JIRA
9 6 (17.14%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
9 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Clustering
9 6 (17.14%) JUnit
9 6 (17.14%) AIX
9 6 (17.14%) TestDirector
9 6 (17.14%) Veritas
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (17.14%) Netcool
9 6 (17.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (17.14%) McAfee
9 6 (17.14%) Citrix
9 6 (17.14%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (17.14%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.14%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.86%) 4G
1 1 (2.86%) 3G
1 1 (2.86%) MGCP
1 1 (2.86%) Q.931
1 1 (2.86%) QSIG
1 1 (2.86%) H.323
1 1 (2.86%) GSM
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) PBX
1 1 (2.86%) UMTS
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
1 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.86%) LTE
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Selenium
1 10 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (25.71%) WinRunner
3 7 (20.00%) JIRA
4 6 (17.14%) JUnit
4 6 (17.14%) TestDirector
4 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
5 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 5 (14.29%) Ranorex
6 4 (11.43%) JMeter
7 3 (8.57%) TestNG
7 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
7 3 (8.57%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (8.57%) Zephyr
8 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.71%) Robotium
9 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.86%) Calabash
9 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 2 (5.71%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Test Analyst
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Tester
3 5 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) QA Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.86%) QA Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) SOAP
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) WCF
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) DOM
4 1 (2.86%) XMPP
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) Open Source
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) AIX
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 13 (37.14%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
5 5 (14.29%) CRM
5 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Time Management
6 4 (11.43%) Test Management
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) User Stories
7 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.57%) BDD
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.57%) TDD
7 3 (8.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) C#
3 8 (22.86%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) VB
5 4 (11.43%) Ruby
5 4 (11.43%) Perl
5 4 (11.43%) Python
6 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.86%) VBScript
8 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.86%) Groovy
8 1 (2.86%) XPath
8 1 (2.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) ISEB
2 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
3 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (17.14%) Netcool
2 6 (17.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (17.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Veritas
1 6 (17.14%) McAfee
1 6 (17.14%) Citrix
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Verint
5 1 (2.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.86%) Siemens
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) Genesys
5 1 (2.86%) Empirix
5 1 (2.86%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) Perforce
5 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.86%) BT
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