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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 111 101 103
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 1.11% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.52% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 11
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£400 £260 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £436 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -12 5 £375 +42.85% 3
Slough -2 4 £438 +84.21% 1
Newbury 0 2 £275 +22.22% 2
Windsor - 2 £456 - 1
Bracknell +2 1 £300 +33.33% 2
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) QA
3 12 (44.44%) Selenium
4 11 (40.74%) Java
5 10 (37.04%) Scrum
6 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
6 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
6 7 (25.93%) TDD
7 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (22.22%) WebDriver
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) Test Management
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) MVC
7 6 (22.22%) SOAP
7 6 (22.22%) BDD
8 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) ISEB
9 4 (14.81%) Ruby
9 4 (14.81%) JBehave
9 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
9 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) JUnit
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) OO
9 4 (14.81%) CSS
9 4 (14.81%) REST

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 6 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 6 (22.22%) JIRA
4 4 (14.81%) JBehave
4 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.81%) JUnit
4 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.11%) Grunt
5 3 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (11.11%) Zephyr
5 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
5 3 (11.11%) JMeter
5 3 (11.11%) Subversion
6 2 (7.41%) Bugzilla
6 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (3.70%) BitKeeper
7 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
7 1 (3.70%) Hudson
7 1 (3.70%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 5 (18.52%) QA Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) SOAP
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) REST
4 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.11%) CSS3
4 3 (11.11%) HTML5
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
5 2 (7.41%) LAMP
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (7.41%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.70%) POSIX
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.70%) .NET
6 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) DTV
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Scrum
3 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (25.93%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Management
4 6 (22.22%) MVC
4 6 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) OO
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.11%) Kanban
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
6 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) Ruby
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) Perl
3 3 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) sed
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) AWK
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Appcelerator
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Cadence
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