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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 61 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.57% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£331 £289 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.71% +51.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Automated Testing
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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
567 703 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.93% 71.08% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 349 229
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 21
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 22 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (77.78%) Risk Management
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Refactoring
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
3 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Fault Management
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Software Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Programmer
2 4 (44.44%) Python Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Python Programmer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Python Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Python Programmer
2 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Risk Management
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Refactoring
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Fault Management
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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