The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 29 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.53% 1.58% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.34% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
204 214 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 73.65% 67.72% 69.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 106 53
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.63 £11.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.77% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.25 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £15.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bracknell region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) DB2
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 6 (85.71%) Flash
2 6 (85.71%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) Document Management
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) MQSeries

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (42.86%) MQSeries
3 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
1 6 (85.71%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) JBehave
1 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) Flash
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Document Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) HP