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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 91 110 91
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 34 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.30% 0.45% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.61% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 26
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£355 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £335 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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
1901 1816 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.92% 74.82% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 895 829
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 23 36
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.04 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.65% -33.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 13 £355 -32.38% 6
Newbury - 9 - -
Slough +3 4 £330 -19.51%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (45.76%) C#
2 26 (44.07%) Selenium
3 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (38.98%) Test Scripting
4 23 (38.98%) WebDriver
5 20 (33.90%) QA
6 17 (28.81%) BDD
7 16 (27.12%) Java
8 15 (25.42%) Telecoms
8 15 (25.42%) Scrum
8 15 (25.42%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (23.73%) Test Planning
9 14 (23.73%) Test Management
10 12 (20.34%) Cucumber
10 12 (20.34%) Data Protection
11 11 (18.64%) LTE
11 11 (18.64%) GSM
11 11 (18.64%) UMTS
12 10 (16.95%) HP
13 9 (15.25%) GPRS
13 9 (15.25%) HSDPA
13 9 (15.25%) Validation
13 9 (15.25%) Wireshark
13 9 (15.25%) RNC
13 9 (15.25%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (15.25%) VoLTE
14 8 (13.56%) SpecFlow
14 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
14 8 (13.56%) TDD
15 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.69%) Zope
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) GSM
1 11 (18.64%) UMTS
1 11 (18.64%) LTE
2 9 (15.25%) HSDPA
2 9 (15.25%) RNC
2 9 (15.25%) Wireshark
2 9 (15.25%) VoLTE
2 9 (15.25%) GPRS
3 7 (11.86%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (10.17%) NAS
5 5 (8.47%) 4G
5 5 (8.47%) 3G
6 4 (6.78%) 2G
7 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.69%) Internet
8 1 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (1.69%) 802.11
8 1 (1.69%) ISUP
8 1 (1.69%) INAP
8 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) DB2
1 3 (5.08%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (44.07%) Selenium
2 23 (38.98%) WebDriver
3 12 (20.34%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.56%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.78%) JBehave
6 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.78%) Subversion
7 3 (5.08%) eggPlant
8 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.39%) NuGet
9 1 (1.69%) Capybara
9 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.69%) JIRA
9 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (25.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (52.54%) Tester
2 21 (35.59%) Analyst
3 20 (33.90%) Test Analyst
4 13 (22.03%) Automation Tester
5 11 (18.64%) Test Engineer
6 9 (15.25%) Technical Tester
7 7 (11.86%) Software Tester
7 7 (11.86%) Software Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Test Manager
9 4 (6.78%) QA Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Release Manager
10 2 (3.39%) AWS Developer
10 2 (3.39%) QA Automation Engineer
11 1 (1.69%) Senior Test Engineer
11 1 (1.69%) Java Developer
11 1 (1.69%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (1.69%) OAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
1 7 (11.86%) XML
2 6 (10.17%) SOAP
2 6 (10.17%) HTML
3 5 (8.47%) RESTful
4 4 (6.78%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) Flash
4 4 (6.78%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.08%) J2EE
6 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.39%) CSS
6 2 (3.39%) WPF
6 2 (3.39%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.69%) HTML5
7 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.69%) Twisted
7 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.69%) JSON
7 1 (1.69%) WCF
7 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Handset
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Wiki
3 1 (1.69%) Online Games
3 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) Xbox
3 1 (1.69%) EPoS
3 1 (1.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Android
2 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.47%) UNIX
3 3 (5.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.69%) Solaris
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.98%) Test Scripting
3 17 (28.81%) BDD
4 15 (25.42%) Scrum
5 14 (23.73%) Test Management
5 14 (23.73%) Test Planning
6 12 (20.34%) Data Protection
7 9 (15.25%) Validation
7 9 (15.25%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
8 8 (13.56%) TDD
9 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
10 6 (10.17%) User Stories
11 5 (8.47%) Automation Testing
11 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
11 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.78%) Manual Testing
12 4 (6.78%) System Testing
13 3 (5.08%) Document Management
13 3 (5.08%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) C#
2 16 (27.12%) Java
3 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.17%) SQL
4 5 (8.47%) C++
5 4 (6.78%) Ruby
6 3 (5.08%) Python
7 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) Erlang
8 1 (1.69%) Tcl
8 1 (1.69%) VBScript
8 1 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.69%) Perl
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISEB
2 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) Degree
3 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) HP
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) Perforce
4 1 (1.69%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) Telerik
4 1 (1.69%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.69%) Nokia
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
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