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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 71 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 1.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £375 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.62% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
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
710 652 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.54% 72.61% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 330 369
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.13 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £38.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Linux
3 15 (53.57%) Scrum
4 13 (46.43%) Python
5 12 (42.86%) H.323
6 9 (32.14%) Telepresence
7 7 (25.00%) FedRAMP
7 7 (25.00%) SQL
7 7 (25.00%) QA
8 6 (21.43%) Selenium
8 6 (21.43%) C#
9 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
10 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 4 (14.29%) ISEB
10 4 (14.29%) Java
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (10.71%) Web Services
11 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
11 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
11 3 (10.71%) C++
11 3 (10.71%) .NET
11 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
11 3 (10.71%) Finance
11 3 (10.71%) LabVIEW
11 3 (10.71%) Checkstyle
11 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing

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 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) H.323
2 9 (32.14%) Telepresence
3 2 (7.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) Artifactory
3 3 (10.71%) Checkstyle
3 3 (10.71%) Cobertura
3 3 (10.71%) FindBugs
3 3 (10.71%) Hudson
3 3 (10.71%) LabVIEW
3 3 (10.71%) Liquibase
3 3 (10.71%) Maven
3 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (10.71%) Subversion
4 2 (7.14%) eggPlant
4 2 (7.14%) MSBuild
4 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.14%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.57%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Automation Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) QA Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Developer in Test
4 3 (10.71%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Software QA Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Quality Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) EPoS Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Release Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Tester
5 2 (7.14%) UAT Tester
6 1 (3.57%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) REST
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) Twisted
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) EPoS
1 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.14%) Smart Meter
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Scrum
3 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) BDD
5 3 (10.71%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.71%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) C#
4 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
5 4 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (10.71%) C++
6 3 (10.71%) Erlang
6 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) FedRAMP
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft