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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 101 105 102
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.98% 0.81% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.10% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 6
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£355 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.47% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £329 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.39% -4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
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
2055 2090 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.66% 73.75% 69.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1096 1088 647
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 55
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £144.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 30 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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 +7 15 £355 +36.53% 4
Slough 0 5 £254 +6.84%
Newbury -9 2 £275 +22.22% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £400 - 2
Windsor - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 21 (52.50%) Selenium
2 20 (50.00%) QA
2 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) WebDriver
4 13 (32.50%) Java
5 12 (30.00%) Scrum
5 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 10 (25.00%) TDD
6 10 (25.00%) BDD
7 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
7 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
8 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 7 (17.50%) HTML
9 7 (17.50%) ISEB
10 6 (15.00%) SOAP
10 6 (15.00%) Web Services
10 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
11 5 (12.50%) HTML5
11 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 5 (12.50%) SQL
11 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 5 (12.50%) JSON
11 5 (12.50%) JIRA
11 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
12 4 (10.00%) Ruby
12 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) Zope
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.00%) 3G
1 2 (5.00%) LTE
1 2 (5.00%) 4G
1 2 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (5.00%) GSM
1 2 (5.00%) UMTS
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (52.50%) Selenium
2 14 (35.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
4 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (12.50%) JIRA
5 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.00%) Subversion
6 4 (10.00%) JUnit
7 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
7 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (7.50%) JMeter
7 3 (7.50%) JBehave
7 3 (7.50%) Grunt
7 3 (7.50%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (7.50%) Zephyr
8 2 (5.00%) Bugzilla
8 2 (5.00%) WinRunner
8 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
9 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Tester
2 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 8 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) QA Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Test Manager
7 4 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) AWS Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
10 1 (2.50%) EPoS Test Manager
10 1 (2.50%) QA Test Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) HTML
2 6 (15.00%) SOAP
2 6 (15.00%) Web Services
3 5 (12.50%) JSON
3 5 (12.50%) HTML5
4 3 (7.50%) WPF
4 3 (7.50%) REST
4 3 (7.50%) CSS3
4 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 3 (7.50%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.50%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.50%) RESTful
6 1 (2.50%) Twisted
6 1 (2.50%) POSIX
6 1 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Handset
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) EPoS
3 1 (2.50%) DTV
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) PDA
3 1 (2.50%) Online Games
3 1 (2.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) AIX
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Debian
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Scrum
2 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (25.00%) BDD
3 10 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Test Management
6 3 (7.50%) Kanban
6 3 (7.50%) MVC
6 3 (7.50%) OO
6 3 (7.50%) Pair Programming
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.00%) Data Management
7 2 (5.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) C
6 2 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.50%) AWK
7 1 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) Erlang
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) ISEB
3 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) MCTS
6 1 (2.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.50%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.00%) Netcool
3 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Citrix
2 2 (5.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (5.00%) Nokia
2 2 (5.00%) Veritas
2 2 (5.00%) McAfee
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Telerik
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) VMware