The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Berkshire / Maidenhead
Rank 22 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 0.71% 0.87% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.06% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Maidenhead region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
114 94 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 81.43% 81.74% 90.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 46
Median daily rate £400 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Maidenhead region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Maidenhead region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) QA
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
1 5 (83.33%) QA Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Quality Management
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (16.67%) Big Data
5 1 (16.67%) Kafka
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (16.67%) Protractor
5 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (16.67%) Ansible
5 1 (16.67%) Docker
5 1 (16.67%) logstash
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Kibana
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) nginx

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) QA Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) QA Automation Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) QA Test Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (16.67%) Kafka
2 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) QA Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Quality Management
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Kibana
1 1 (16.67%) logstash