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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 62 62 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.28% 0.57% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.81% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 20
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£355 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £308 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £308 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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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
674 614 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 71.93% 69.69% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 281 289
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 14
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.04 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% -40.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.15 £21.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.03 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015, 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 19 (61.29%) C#
1 19 (61.29%) Selenium
1 19 (61.29%) WebDriver
2 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
3 16 (51.61%) BDD
4 14 (45.16%) Cucumber
4 14 (45.16%) QA
5 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (35.48%) Java
7 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
8 8 (25.81%) Data Protection
8 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
8 8 (25.81%) Scrum
9 5 (16.13%) Android
9 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
9 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
9 5 (16.13%) User Stories
10 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
10 4 (12.90%) TDD
10 4 (12.90%) .NET
11 3 (9.68%) C++
11 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
11 3 (9.68%) Finance
11 3 (9.68%) Games
11 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
11 3 (9.68%) Ruby
11 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (9.68%) eggPlant
12 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 1 (3.23%) Zope
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) VoIP
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) 802.11
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Selenium
1 19 (61.29%) WebDriver
2 14 (45.16%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.68%) eggPlant
4 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.23%) JBehave
5 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) NeoLoad
5 1 (3.23%) Appium
5 1 (3.23%) NuGet
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Games
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Tester
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
1 17 (54.84%) Test Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Software Tester
2 9 (29.03%) Test Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Automation Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Junior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Flash
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) WPF
3 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.23%) Twisted
3 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Xbox
2 1 (3.23%) DTV
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Wiki
2 1 (3.23%) Online Games
2 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Android
1 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
2 16 (51.61%) BDD
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Data Protection
5 5 (16.13%) User Stories
6 4 (12.90%) TDD
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Game Development
8 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) Erlang
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.23%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Perforce
2 1 (3.23%) VMware
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) SAP