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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 69 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.89% - 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% - 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 6
Average daily rate
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£400 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
736 595 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.51% 69.03% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) Selenium
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 8 (34.78%) NUnit
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) ETL
4 8 (34.78%) jQuery
4 8 (34.78%) MSTest
4 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (30.43%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (30.43%) Migration
5 7 (30.43%) .NET
5 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
5 7 (30.43%) Python
6 6 (26.09%) CSS
6 6 (26.09%) XML
6 6 (26.09%) UNIX
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) AIX
6 6 (26.09%) DB2
6 6 (26.09%) HTML
6 6 (26.09%) CMS
6 6 (26.09%) Ab Initio
6 6 (26.09%) Validation
6 6 (26.09%) Node.js
6 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
6 6 (26.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) CMS
1 6 (26.09%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) Zope
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) ATM
1 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) DB2
1 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
1 6 (26.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) MSTest
2 8 (34.78%) NUnit
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
4 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.70%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Web Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) OBIEE Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Business Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Data Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) jQuery
2 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
2 7 (30.43%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
3 6 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) CSS
3 6 (26.09%) XML
3 6 (26.09%) JSON
4 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (8.70%) SOAP
6 1 (4.35%) RESTful
6 1 (4.35%) Twisted
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
1 6 (26.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
2 8 (34.78%) ETL
3 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Validation
4 6 (26.09%) Content Management
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Testing
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.04%) Business Transformation
7 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) V-Model
8 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 2 (8.70%) ETL Development
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Ab Initio
2 2 (8.70%) Talend