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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Berkshire
Rank 86 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.17% 0.69% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.88% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 9
Median daily rate £420 £360 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
1587 1936 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.93% 78.54% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 1009 990
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 77 22
Median hourly rate £23.34 £18.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.20 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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
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 18 January 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 +7 9 £450 +24.13% 2
Maidenhead - 5 £350 - 2
Reading +8 4 £350 -14.11% 2
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Selenium
3 21 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 21 (37.50%) Scrum
4 20 (35.71%) Java
5 19 (33.93%) Python
6 17 (30.36%) JSON
6 17 (30.36%) TDD
6 17 (30.36%) BDD
7 16 (28.57%) OOP
8 14 (25.00%) C++
8 14 (25.00%) Maven
9 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
9 13 (23.21%) XML
9 13 (23.21%) OO
9 13 (23.21%) Project Management
10 12 (21.43%) Security Testing
10 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
11 11 (19.64%) Visualisation
11 11 (19.64%) Content Management
11 11 (19.64%) HTTP
11 11 (19.64%) CMS
11 11 (19.64%) REST
11 11 (19.64%) Bitbucket
12 10 (17.86%) Gradle
12 10 (17.86%) Apache Ivy
12 10 (17.86%) JMeter
12 10 (17.86%) Ant
12 10 (17.86%) Ruby
12 10 (17.86%) Groovy

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 11 (19.64%) CMS
2 9 (16.07%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.57%) JBoss
4 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.79%) Mule
5 1 (1.79%) nginx
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) PaaS
2 4 (7.14%) SaaS
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.79%) DB2
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) Selenium
2 21 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 14 (25.00%) Maven
4 11 (19.64%) Bitbucket
5 10 (17.86%) Ant
5 10 (17.86%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (17.86%) Gradle
5 10 (17.86%) JMeter
6 9 (16.07%) eggPlant
7 6 (10.71%) JUnit
8 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
9 4 (7.14%) SoapUI
9 4 (7.14%) TestNG
10 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
11 2 (3.57%) Appium
11 2 (3.57%) Calabash
11 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
11 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.79%) JBehave
12 1 (1.79%) NUnit
General
1 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 9 (16.07%) Developer in Test
5 8 (14.29%) Tester
6 7 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) Programmer
6 7 (12.50%) Python Developer
6 7 (12.50%) Python Programmer
6 7 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) Test Consultant
7 5 (8.93%) QA Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) QA Automation Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) JSON
2 13 (23.21%) XML
3 11 (19.64%) REST
4 7 (12.50%) Django
4 7 (12.50%) web2py
5 5 (8.93%) SOAP
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
7 3 (5.36%) .NET
7 3 (5.36%) RESTful
8 2 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (3.57%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.79%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.79%) Apache CXF
9 1 (1.79%) ELK Stack
9 1 (1.79%) Java SE
9 1 (1.79%) Kafka
9 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.79%) Spring
9 1 (1.79%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Android
1 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Scrum
3 17 (30.36%) BDD
3 17 (30.36%) TDD
4 16 (28.57%) OOP
5 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
5 13 (23.21%) OO
5 13 (23.21%) Project Management
6 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Security Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Content Management
8 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 8 (14.29%) System Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 7 (12.50%) Data Protection
10 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 6 (10.71%) QA Automation
10 6 (10.71%) Software Delivery
11 5 (8.93%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) Java
2 19 (33.93%) Python
3 14 (25.00%) C++
4 10 (17.86%) Groovy
4 10 (17.86%) Ruby
5 8 (14.29%) C#
6 5 (8.93%) SQL
7 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Ansible
2 2 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Kibana
3 1 (1.79%) logstash
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Sitecore
1 9 (16.07%) Splunk
2 2 (3.57%) HP
2 2 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) Sonatype
3 1 (1.79%) VMware
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