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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 66 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.52% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £382 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
665 955 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.62% 94.37% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 552 451
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 20
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017, 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 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SELinux
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Debian
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SELinux