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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 101 88 113
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.93% 0.97% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.26% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 9
Median daily rate £389 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.50% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £453 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
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
1868 1902 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.25% 77.25% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 943 891
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 68 26
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% -2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £41.29 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Maidenhead - 9 £450 - 2
Reading -15 5 £368 +3.52% 3
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (55.56%) Selenium
2 16 (44.44%) Java
3 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
4 10 (27.78%) OOP
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (25.00%) Open Source
6 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 8 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
7 7 (19.44%) ISEB
7 7 (19.44%) C#
7 7 (19.44%) QA
7 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
7 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
7 7 (19.44%) BDD
8 6 (16.67%) TestNG
8 6 (16.67%) TDD
8 6 (16.67%) JUnit
8 6 (16.67%) SDLC
9 5 (13.89%) CRM
9 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.89%) Ruby
9 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
9 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
9 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
10 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared

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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) PaaS
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) HBase
2 2 (5.56%) Redis
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
3 6 (16.67%) JUnit
3 6 (16.67%) TestNG
4 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.33%) JMeter
6 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.56%) LabVIEW
7 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.78%) Fiddler
8 1 (2.78%) JBehave
8 1 (2.78%) MSTest
8 1 (2.78%) Robotium
General
1 3 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Architect
1 7 (19.44%) Test Architect
2 6 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
2 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 6 (16.67%) Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Developer in Test
5 3 (8.33%) Java Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
2 3 (8.33%) Java EE
2 3 (8.33%) RESTful
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) Django
3 2 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.56%) Smart Energy
3 2 (5.56%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
3 10 (27.78%) OOP
4 9 (25.00%) Open Source
4 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (19.44%) BDD
6 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
7 6 (16.67%) SDLC
7 6 (16.67%) TDD
8 5 (13.89%) CRM
8 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.11%) ERP
9 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Contact Management
10 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (8.33%) MSF
10 3 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) Ruby
4 4 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) Groovy
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.78%) VBA
6 1 (2.78%) VBScript
6 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Capita
2 1 (2.78%) NetSuite
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
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