The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
Test Automation
Rank 31 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.81% 0.63% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.93% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £105.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-64.28% +162.50%
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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%

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 21 April 2015, 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 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Coaching
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) JBehave
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
2 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Subversion
2 3 (50.00%) Document Management
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Flash
2 3 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 3 (50.00%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
1 3 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Subversion
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) JBehave
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) GNU Toolchain
2 1 (16.67%) BitKeeper
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
2 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) EPoS Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) Flash
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
1 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) EPoS
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Debian
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Document Management
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) AWK
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee
1 1 (16.67%) VMware