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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 64 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 0.098% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.13% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£475 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
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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
644 752 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.08% 73.80% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 375 254
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.55 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
3 7 (41.18%) NUnit
3 7 (41.18%) MSTest
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
4 6 (35.29%) CSS
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (35.29%) Node.js
4 6 (35.29%) Content Management
4 6 (35.29%) CMS
4 6 (35.29%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
4 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) TDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) CMS
1 6 (35.29%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) Zope
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
1 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) NUnit
2 7 (41.18%) MSTest
3 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Web Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Business Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Python Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Python Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Python Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Python Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) OBIEE Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) jQuery
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
2 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Content Management
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Fault Management
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
7 2 (11.76%) Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Functional Programming
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification