The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 71 68 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 0.45% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.48% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 - -
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
912 836 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.12% 95.00% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 446 433
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 22 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) TestComplete
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) eggPlant
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) EPoS
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) eggPlant
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (33.33%) TestComplete
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) EPoS
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Contact Management
4 1 (16.67%) DSDM
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft