The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 69 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 0.57% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.81% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate £450 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £355 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £495 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
Test Automation
Berkshire

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
751 614 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.24% 70.09% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 345 367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Reading region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) CRM
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) ERP
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
5 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 3 (27.27%) MSF
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Zope
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DVB
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) SpecFlow
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) JBehave
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (9.09%) NuGet
5 1 (9.09%) Subversion
5 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Web Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Web Tester
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) Twisted
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (9.09%) IPTV
1 1 (9.09%) Social Media
1 1 (9.09%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
3 3 (27.27%) ERP
3 3 (27.27%) MSF
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Contact Management
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) DSDM
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Erlang
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Huawei
2 1 (9.09%) Nokia
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Perforce