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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 18 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 1.33% 0.98% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.40% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £369 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.09% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
Test Automation
Berkshire

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
108 143 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 72.00% 69.76% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 85 87
Average daily rate £355 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.57% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA