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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 87 109 73
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -36
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 32 15 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 0.60% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 0.80% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 28
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£355 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £277 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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
1887 1869 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.54% 74.70% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 892 767
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 31
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.74% -43.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.47 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +5 12 £355 +15.44% 1
Newbury +7 9 - - 2
Slough +4 4 £330 +11.86% 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (46.03%) Selenium
2 27 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 27 (42.86%) C#
3 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (39.68%) WebDriver
4 23 (36.51%) QA
5 20 (31.75%) BDD
6 17 (26.98%) Java
7 15 (23.81%) Cucumber
8 14 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (22.22%) Test Planning
8 14 (22.22%) Scrum
9 13 (20.63%) Telecoms
10 12 (19.05%) GSM
10 12 (19.05%) UMTS
10 12 (19.05%) LTE
10 12 (19.05%) Test Management
11 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
11 10 (15.87%) HP
11 10 (15.87%) Validation
11 10 (15.87%) TDD
12 9 (14.29%) RNC
12 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 9 (14.29%) HSDPA
12 9 (14.29%) GPRS
12 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 9 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (14.29%) Wireshark
12 9 (14.29%) VoLTE
13 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.59%) Zope
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) GSM
1 12 (19.05%) UMTS
1 12 (19.05%) LTE
2 9 (14.29%) HSDPA
2 9 (14.29%) RNC
2 9 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 9 (14.29%) VoLTE
2 9 (14.29%) GPRS
3 7 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (9.52%) NAS
4 6 (9.52%) 4G
4 6 (9.52%) 3G
5 4 (6.35%) 2G
6 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.17%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (1.59%) Internet
8 1 (1.59%) 802.11
8 1 (1.59%) ISUP
8 1 (1.59%) INAP
8 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.76%) DB2
1 3 (4.76%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (46.03%) Selenium
2 25 (39.68%) WebDriver
3 15 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.35%) JBehave
6 4 (6.35%) Subversion
7 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.76%) eggPlant
8 2 (3.17%) NuGet
8 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.17%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.59%) Maven
9 1 (1.59%) JIRA
9 1 (1.59%) JUnit
9 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (20.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Tester
2 23 (36.51%) Analyst
3 22 (34.92%) Test Analyst
4 13 (20.63%) Test Engineer
5 12 (19.05%) Automation Tester
6 10 (15.87%) Software Tester
7 9 (14.29%) Technical Tester
8 8 (12.70%) Software Engineer
9 6 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (7.94%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (7.94%) QA Engineer
11 4 (6.35%) Developer
12 3 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
13 2 (3.17%) AWS Developer
13 2 (3.17%) Test Manager
13 2 (3.17%) Integration Engineer
14 1 (1.59%) Technical Test Analyst
14 1 (1.59%) Junior Software Engineer
14 1 (1.59%) Wireless Engineer
14 1 (1.59%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) HTML
1 8 (12.70%) .NET
1 8 (12.70%) XML
2 6 (9.52%) SOAP
3 5 (7.94%) Web Services
3 5 (7.94%) RESTful
3 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.35%) Flash
5 3 (4.76%) J2EE
5 3 (4.76%) WPF
6 2 (3.17%) Silverlight
6 2 (3.17%) JSON
6 2 (3.17%) HTML5
6 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.17%) CSS
7 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.59%) Twisted
7 1 (1.59%) WCF
7 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.76%) Handset
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) PDA
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Wiki
4 1 (1.59%) Online Games
4 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Xbox
4 1 (1.59%) EPoS
4 1 (1.59%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Android
2 5 (7.94%) UNIX
2 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.35%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) AIX
5 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.75%) BDD
4 14 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 14 (22.22%) Scrum
5 12 (19.05%) Test Management
6 10 (15.87%) TDD
6 10 (15.87%) Validation
6 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
7 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 9 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.52%) User Stories
9 6 (9.52%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
11 4 (6.35%) System Testing
12 3 (4.76%) Document Management
12 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (4.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) C#
2 17 (26.98%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) SQL
4 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.94%) C++
6 4 (6.35%) Ruby
7 3 (4.76%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) VB
8 2 (3.17%) C
8 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.59%) Erlang
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.59%) Tcl
9 1 (1.59%) VBScript
9 1 (1.59%) Perl
9 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
2 8 (12.70%) ISEB
2 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.52%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCSE
5 1 (1.59%) MCSA
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCTS
5 1 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (36.51%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.59%) GCP
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.59%) Firmware
2 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.59%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) HP
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) Perforce
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
3 2 (3.17%) Telerik
3 2 (3.17%) Ericsson
3 2 (3.17%) Nokia
4 1 (1.59%) Veritas
4 1 (1.59%) McAfee
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
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