The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 61 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.59% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.80% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £388 £365 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
Automated Testing
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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
532 753 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.61% 73.75% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 508 343
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 12
Median hourly rate £22.35 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.74% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £30.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Reading region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Reading region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Reading region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (33.33%) SDET
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) Publishing
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer in Test
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Release Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SDET
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com