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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 99 91 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.13% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.45% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 6
Median daily rate £425 £355 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £453 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
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
1918 1994 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.12% 77.44% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1053 910
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 72 21
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +3 8 £375 +5.63% 3
Maidenhead - 8 £450 - 1
Wokingham - 2 £388 -
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 24 (57.14%) Selenium
2 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (45.24%) Java
4 12 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 11 (26.19%) OOP
6 10 (23.81%) Open Source
6 10 (23.81%) SDLC
7 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 9 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
8 8 (19.05%) ISEB
8 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
8 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
8 8 (19.05%) Scrum
8 8 (19.05%) BDD
9 7 (16.67%) QA
9 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 6 (14.29%) JUnit
10 6 (14.29%) TDD
10 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 6 (14.29%) TestNG
10 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
10 6 (14.29%) Gherkin
11 5 (11.90%) SpecFlow
11 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
11 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
11 5 (11.90%) Ruby
11 5 (11.90%) C#
11 5 (11.90%) .NET

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 2 (4.76%) IIS
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) PaaS
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MySQL
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) HBase
2 2 (4.76%) Redis
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Selenium
2 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
3 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.29%) JUnit
3 6 (14.29%) TestNG
4 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.90%) SpecFlow
5 4 (9.52%) JMeter
6 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.76%) Fiddler
7 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.76%) LabVIEW
7 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.38%) JBehave
8 1 (2.38%) MSTest
8 1 (2.38%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Robotium
General
1 3 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Architect
1 11 (26.19%) Test Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Test Automation Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Test Leader
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Developer in Test
7 3 (7.14%) Java Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Automation Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 5 (11.90%) .NET
3 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.52%) RESTful
3 4 (9.52%) XML
4 3 (7.14%) Java EE
4 3 (7.14%) Web Services
5 2 (4.76%) Ajax
5 2 (4.76%) Django
5 2 (4.76%) Flash
5 2 (4.76%) JSON
5 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Smart Energy
3 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 11 (26.19%) OOP
4 10 (23.81%) Open Source
4 10 (23.81%) SDLC
5 9 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 8 (19.05%) BDD
6 8 (19.05%) Scrum
6 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
7 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 6 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) OO
8 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 3 (7.14%) Functional Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) Ruby
3 4 (9.52%) Python
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) VBScript
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Groovy
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISEB
2 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Nagios
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Capita
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com