The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank - 49 77
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 1.94% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.76% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Average daily rate
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- £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
608 652 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.70% 70.41% 68.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 281 308
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.98% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £22.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Automated Testing
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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 5 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories