The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bracknell region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 37 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.61% 2.87% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 4.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
220 146 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 66.67% 69.86% 59.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 53 20
Average daily rate £375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 6
Average hourly rate £11.25 £16.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Automation
Berkshire

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (50.00%) Verint
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) CCVP
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) XMPP
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) PBX
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) MGCP
1 2 (50.00%) Q.931
1 2 (50.00%) QSIG
1 2 (50.00%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Ranorex
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XMPP
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Benchmarking
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCVP
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Verint
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP