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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.88% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
586 795 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 81.62% 78.56% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 463 357
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) MySQL
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Django
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (25.00%) web2py
5 2 (16.67%) REST
5 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP

Test Automation
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 (8.33%) Mule
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) Artifactory
4 1 (8.33%) Calabash
4 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) JBehave
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Robot Framework
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Programmer
3 3 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Python Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Web Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Web Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Django
1 3 (25.00%) JSON
1 3 (25.00%) web2py
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (8.33%) Apache CXF
3 1 (8.33%) Java SE
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Spring Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Service Design
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) MuleSoft