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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 103 111 100
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 0.59% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.81% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 13
Average daily rate £368 £388 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +63.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
2014 1984 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.14% 73.40% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1008 1038
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 43 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £123.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 7 £450 +20.00% 3
Newbury +8 2 £369 +34.09% 3
Slough +6 1 £345 -5.47% 1
Maidenhead 0 1 - -
Bracknell -1 1 £363 +20.83%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Selenium
3 10 (35.71%) C#
4 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) QA
5 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.00%) Windows
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
7 6 (21.43%) Web Services
7 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
8 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
8 5 (17.86%) BDD
8 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
8 5 (17.86%) Java
8 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
8 5 (17.86%) Test Management
8 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
9 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (14.29%) CRM
9 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 4 (14.29%) ERP
9 4 (14.29%) Ruby
9 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DVB
1 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
4 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
4 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
5 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.71%) JIRA
6 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
6 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
7 2 (7.14%) JUnit
7 2 (7.14%) LabVIEW
8 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
8 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.57%) JBehave
8 1 (3.57%) JMeter
8 1 (3.57%) Maven
8 1 (3.57%) NuGet
8 1 (3.57%) Subversion
8 1 (3.57%) TestNG
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Tester
2 6 (21.43%) Automation Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Web Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Developer in Test
6 2 (7.14%) Release Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 3 (10.71%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) Java EE
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) RESTful
5 1 (3.57%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Smart Energy
2 2 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) IPTV
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
3 1 (3.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
4 5 (17.86%) BDD
4 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Test Management
4 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) CRM
5 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 4 (14.29%) ERP
5 4 (14.29%) MSF
6 3 (10.71%) Contact Management
6 3 (10.71%) SDLC
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Coaching
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) Game Development
7 2 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) Erlang
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.57%) Huawei
3 1 (3.57%) Nokia
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Perforce
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