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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 56 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 20 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.03% 0.80% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.14% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Average daily rate £410 £331 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% +14.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £313 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
751 614 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.24% 70.09% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 345 367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Linux
3 15 (53.57%) Scrum
4 14 (50.00%) Python
5 13 (46.43%) H.323
6 10 (35.71%) FedRAMP
7 7 (25.00%) C++
7 7 (25.00%) Telepresence
8 6 (21.43%) Erlang
8 6 (21.43%) SQL
8 6 (21.43%) QA
8 6 (21.43%) Selenium
9 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Twisted
10 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
10 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 4 (14.29%) ISEB
10 4 (14.29%) Java
10 4 (14.29%) C#
10 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (10.71%) LabVIEW
11 3 (10.71%) Checkstyle
11 3 (10.71%) Subversion
11 3 (10.71%) Maven
11 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
11 3 (10.71%) Oracle

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) H.323
2 7 (25.00%) Telepresence
3 2 (7.14%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
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%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (10.71%) Subversion
3 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.14%) eggPlant
4 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.14%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.57%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Test Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Software Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 4 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Automated Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Software QA Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Tester
7 2 (7.14%) UAT Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Web Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Twisted
2 3 (10.71%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) JSF
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) EPoS
1 2 (7.14%) Smart Meter
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Scrum
3 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.71%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) BDD
7 1 (3.57%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) C++
3 6 (21.43%) Erlang
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.14%) C
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) FedRAMP
2 6 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) HP