The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 103 104 129
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 0.87% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.29% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 3
Average daily rate £240 £413 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £294 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £481 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £44.09 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.74%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2003 1708 1959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.73% 67.91% 63.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 677 747
Average daily rate £400 £375 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 55
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Test Automation
South East

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 11 £265 -41.91%
Newbury +3 4 £225 -37.93%
Slough - 3 £238 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (43.75%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) C#
3 19 (39.58%) SQL
4 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 13 (27.08%) Scrum
6 12 (25.00%) Selenium
6 12 (25.00%) .NET
6 12 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (22.92%) WinRunner
8 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
8 10 (20.83%) UNIX
9 9 (18.75%) OO
9 9 (18.75%) OOD
9 9 (18.75%) ISEB
9 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
10 8 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (16.67%) REST
10 8 (16.67%) Citrix
10 8 (16.67%) TestDirector
10 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.67%) Veritas
10 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (16.67%) Netcool
10 8 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (16.67%) McAfee
10 8 (16.67%) AIX
10 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.67%) Clustering

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 8 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (6.25%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.17%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) PBX
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
2 2 (4.17%) MGCP
2 2 (4.17%) Q.931
2 2 (4.17%) QSIG
2 2 (4.17%) H.323
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) DB2
3 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Selenium
2 11 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (22.92%) WinRunner
3 8 (16.67%) TestDirector
4 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.33%) Ranorex
4 4 (8.33%) JIRA
5 3 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.25%) MSTest
6 2 (4.17%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.08%) NUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.08%) Robotium
7 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.08%) Calabash
7 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.08%) JBehave
General
1 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Software Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Development Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Test Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Test Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Tester
6 6 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Test Manager
10 2 (4.17%) Cisco Expert
11 1 (2.08%) Security Analyst
11 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Tester
11 1 (2.08%) Design Engineer
11 1 (2.08%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.67%) REST
3 7 (14.58%) JSON
3 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (12.50%) Web Services
5 5 (10.42%) WCF
6 4 (8.33%) Silverlight
6 4 (8.33%) jQuery
7 3 (6.25%) Backbone.js
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.17%) CSS
8 2 (4.17%) HTML
8 2 (4.17%) XMPP
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (2.08%) Ajax
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.08%) DHTML
9 1 (2.08%) XML
9 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Clustering
2 6 (12.50%) IPTV
3 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.25%) Open Source
5 2 (4.17%) IVR
6 1 (2.08%) Xbox
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) UNIX
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (16.67%) AIX
4 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.33%) Linux
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.17%) Solaris
9 1 (2.08%) Android
9 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 13 (27.08%) Scrum
3 9 (18.75%) OO
3 9 (18.75%) OOD
3 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
5 7 (14.58%) User Stories
6 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.33%) MVC
9 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.25%) CRM
9 3 (6.25%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.25%) V-Model
9 3 (6.25%) Process Architecture
10 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
10 2 (4.17%) Game Development
10 2 (4.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) C#
2 19 (39.58%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) C++
4 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.42%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) VB
6 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) Korn
7 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) ISEB
2 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.17%) CCIE
5 2 (4.17%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (16.67%) Netcool
2 8 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Citrix
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (16.67%) Veritas
1 8 (16.67%) McAfee
2 5 (10.42%) VMware
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) Verint
3 4 (8.33%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (8.33%) Ab Initio
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) Genesys
4 2 (4.17%) Empirix
4 2 (4.17%) Siemens
4 2 (4.17%) BT
5 1 (2.08%) Perforce