The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 29 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 0.79% 3.43% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 4.41% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -37.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
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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 Newbury region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
185 136 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 73.12% 77.71% 49.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 82 24
Average daily rate £400 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £25.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £137.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) SaaS
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP