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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 64 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.84% 1.71% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.18% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £367 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £438 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £362
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
577 734 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.93% 78.59% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 442 356
Median daily rate £425 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% +16.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 January 2017, 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 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) EDI
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Website Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) HP

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 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Agile Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) EDI Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) EDI
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Website Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com