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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 98 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 32 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.12% 0.76% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.05% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 6
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£355 £240 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% -41.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £185 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £425 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.33%
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
2019 1995 1737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.77% 71.84% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1025 689
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 55
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £168.75 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +9 19 £355 +33.96% 5
Bracknell +4 5 £500 +122.22%
Slough 0 4 £254 +6.84%
Thatcham - 1 £163 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (56.25%) Selenium
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) QA
4 18 (37.50%) Java
4 18 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 15 (31.25%) TDD
7 13 (27.08%) Scrum
7 13 (27.08%) C#
8 12 (25.00%) BDD
9 11 (22.92%) Software Testing
9 11 (22.92%) ISEB
10 10 (20.83%) HTML
10 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
11 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
11 9 (18.75%) Cucumber
11 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
12 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 8 (16.67%) SQL
12 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
13 7 (14.58%) Subversion
14 6 (12.50%) Degree
14 6 (12.50%) SOAP
14 6 (12.50%) Web Services
14 6 (12.50%) XML
14 6 (12.50%) JBehave
15 5 (10.42%) HTML5
15 5 (10.42%) Gherkin

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.08%) Zope
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) GSM
1 2 (4.17%) UMTS
1 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.17%) 3G
1 2 (4.17%) LTE
1 2 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (4.17%) 4G
2 1 (2.08%) 802.11
2 1 (2.08%) VoIP
2 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) DbVisualizer
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (56.25%) Selenium
2 18 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 9 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 7 (14.58%) Subversion
6 6 (12.50%) JBehave
7 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.33%) JIRA
8 4 (8.33%) JUnit
8 4 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (6.25%) Grunt
9 3 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (6.25%) eggPlant
9 3 (6.25%) Zephyr
9 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
9 3 (6.25%) JMeter
10 2 (4.17%) WinRunner
10 2 (4.17%) TestDirector
10 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
10 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Retail
3 4 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Tester
2 12 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Test Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 7 (14.58%) Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Automation Tester
7 5 (10.42%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
8 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) AWS Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
11 1 (2.08%) Junior Test Engineer
11 1 (2.08%) Lead Tester
11 1 (2.08%) EPoS Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) HTML
2 6 (12.50%) SOAP
2 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 6 (12.50%) XML
3 5 (10.42%) HTML5
3 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
3 5 (10.42%) JSON
4 4 (8.33%) Flash
4 4 (8.33%) .NET
4 4 (8.33%) RESTful
5 3 (6.25%) REST
5 3 (6.25%) CSS3
5 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.25%) WPF
5 3 (6.25%) CSS
5 3 (6.25%) J2EE
6 1 (2.08%) Twisted
6 1 (2.08%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Digital Media
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Handset
3 2 (4.17%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Open Source
4 1 (2.08%) Online Games
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) DTV
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) AIX
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 15 (31.25%) TDD
4 13 (27.08%) Scrum
5 12 (25.00%) BDD
6 11 (22.92%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.33%) System Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.25%) Test Management
9 3 (6.25%) Kanban
9 3 (6.25%) Coaching
9 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (10.42%) Ruby
5 3 (6.25%) C
5 3 (6.25%) C++
5 3 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.08%) sed
6 1 (2.08%) Erlang
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) AWK
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) ISEB
2 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 6 (12.50%) Degree
5 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCSE
6 1 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (52.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.08%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
1 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.17%) Netcool
2 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Telerik
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) Citrix
2 2 (4.17%) Ericsson
2 2 (4.17%) McAfee
2 2 (4.17%) Nokia
2 2 (4.17%) Veritas
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) VMware
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