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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 45 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.12% 1.08% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £375 £355 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -32.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
526 747 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.29% 73.52% 70.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 505 328
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.46 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 2016, 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 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (42.86%) JSON
2 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) System Testing
2 8 (38.10%) MySQL
2 8 (38.10%) Python
3 7 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 7 (33.33%) Django
3 7 (33.33%) web2py
4 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
4 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) XML
4 5 (23.81%) C#
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) RESTful
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery

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 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Mule
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) MySQL
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
2 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (9.52%) Fiddler
4 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.76%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) JBehave
5 1 (4.76%) JUnit
5 1 (4.76%) Maven
5 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Programmer
2 7 (33.33%) Python Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Python Programmer
2 7 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Web Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Software Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) JSON
2 7 (33.33%) Django
2 7 (33.33%) web2py
3 5 (23.81%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.76%) Flash
6 1 (4.76%) Java SE
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
6 1 (4.76%) Spring Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) System Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.52%) Open Source
7 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 2 (9.52%) V-Model
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Python
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) MuleSoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle