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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - - 18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury - - 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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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
76 82 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 70.37% 65.60% 52.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 41
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £222 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £456 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £14.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft