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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 78 54 68
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 1.84% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 2.52% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Median daily rate £368 £355 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +24.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £341 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £446 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
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
715 634 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.83% 72.79% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 331 366
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £18.03 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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
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 31 May 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 31 May 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) JMeter
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) ERP
5 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (30.00%) MSF
5 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) RESTful
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Zope
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) JMeter
2 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) JBehave
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) RESTful
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Twisted
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) ERP
4 3 (30.00%) MSF
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Contact Management
6 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Erlang
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) HP