The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Newbury 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 20 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 0.76% - 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% - 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -15.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94 74 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 71.76% 62.18% 54.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 33
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) Ranorex
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) XMPP
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (20.00%) MGCP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) PBX
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) MGCP
1 1 (20.00%) Q.931
1 1 (20.00%) QSIG
1 1 (20.00%) H.323
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Expert
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) XMPP
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CCVP
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Verint
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco