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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Berkshire
Rank 82 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 24 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.20% 0.67% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.81% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 8
Median daily rate £358 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £347 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
1613 2086 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.49% 81.64% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 1109 1056
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 62 44
Median hourly rate £23.34 £15.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.04% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Bracknell +13 12 £450 +24.13% 1
Reading +7 5 £325 -27.77% 4
Newbury +1 1 £300 -18.64% 4
Maidenhead -2 1 £350 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Selenium
3 26 (54.17%) WebDriver
4 23 (47.92%) BDD
5 22 (45.83%) TDD
5 22 (45.83%) Scrum
6 21 (43.75%) Java
7 17 (35.42%) C++
7 17 (35.42%) Python
8 16 (33.33%) Project Management
8 16 (33.33%) OOP
8 16 (33.33%) JSON
8 16 (33.33%) Maven
9 15 (31.25%) Automated Testing
9 15 (31.25%) XML
10 14 (29.17%) CMS
10 14 (29.17%) OO
10 14 (29.17%) HTTP
10 14 (29.17%) Content Management
10 14 (29.17%) Visualisation
10 14 (29.17%) Manual Testing
10 14 (29.17%) REST
10 14 (29.17%) Bitbucket
11 13 (27.08%) Gradle
11 13 (27.08%) Apache Ivy
11 13 (27.08%) Groovy
11 13 (27.08%) Ruby
11 13 (27.08%) Ant
11 13 (27.08%) JMeter
12 12 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS

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 14 (29.17%) CMS
2 12 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) Mule
4 1 (2.08%) nginx
4 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (60.42%) Selenium
2 26 (54.17%) WebDriver
3 16 (33.33%) Maven
4 14 (29.17%) Bitbucket
5 13 (27.08%) Ant
5 13 (27.08%) Apache Ivy
5 13 (27.08%) Gradle
5 13 (27.08%) JMeter
6 12 (25.00%) eggPlant
7 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
7 5 (10.42%) JUnit
8 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
9 3 (6.25%) Appium
9 3 (6.25%) Calabash
9 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
9 3 (6.25%) TestNG
10 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
10 2 (4.17%) JIRA
11 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Developer
2 15 (31.25%) Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Developer in Test
4 10 (20.83%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Tester
6 6 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) QA Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) QA Automation Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Programmer
9 3 (6.25%) Python Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Python Programmer
9 3 (6.25%) Web Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) JSON
2 15 (31.25%) XML
3 14 (29.17%) REST
4 5 (10.42%) Web Services
5 4 (8.33%) SOAP
6 3 (6.25%) .NET
6 3 (6.25%) Django
6 3 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (6.25%) web2py
7 2 (4.17%) RESTful
8 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.08%) Apache CXF
8 1 (2.08%) Java SE
8 1 (2.08%) Middleware
8 1 (2.08%) React
8 1 (2.08%) Spring
8 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Android
1 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (47.92%) BDD
3 22 (45.83%) Scrum
3 22 (45.83%) TDD
4 16 (33.33%) OOP
4 16 (33.33%) Project Management
5 15 (31.25%) Automated Testing
6 14 (29.17%) Content Management
6 14 (29.17%) Manual Testing
6 14 (29.17%) OO
6 14 (29.17%) Visualisation
7 11 (22.92%) Security Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Data Protection
8 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Software Delivery
9 6 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.50%) QA Automation
10 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) C++
2 17 (35.42%) Python
3 13 (27.08%) Groovy
3 13 (27.08%) Ruby
4 10 (20.83%) C#
5 4 (8.33%) SQL
6 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Kibana
2 1 (2.08%) logstash
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Sitecore
1 12 (25.00%) Splunk
2 2 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.08%) Sonatype
3 1 (2.08%) VMware