The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 58 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 1.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 0
Median daily rate £413 £358 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £331
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.60% -
Automation Tester
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
650 957 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.66% 94.38% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 611 430
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.72 £35.85 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Reading region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Web Services
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) RESTful
4 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
4 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Appium
5 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 3 (33.33%) JMeter
5 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Java

Automation Tester Skill Set
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 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
4 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
5 3 (33.33%) Appium
5 3 (33.33%) JMeter
5 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
7 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (11.11%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 4 (44.44%) RESTful
4 3 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle