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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 61 71 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.75% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.96% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £350 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.04% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%

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
576 732 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 81.36% 78.63% 70.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 444 337
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £16.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.46 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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 8 (53.33%) Python
1 8 (53.33%) System Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Django
2 7 (46.67%) JSON
2 7 (46.67%) MySQL
2 7 (46.67%) Data Analysis
2 7 (46.67%) web2py
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (13.33%) REST
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) JUnit
6 2 (13.33%) SOAP
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) TDD

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 (6.67%) Mule
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) JBehave
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Programmer
2 7 (46.67%) Python Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Python Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Web Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Web Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Django
1 7 (46.67%) JSON
1 7 (46.67%) web2py
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
3 1 (6.67%) Apache CXF
3 1 (6.67%) Java SE
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Spring Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (6.67%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) System Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Data Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
6 1 (6.67%) Service Design
6 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) HP
1 1 (6.67%) IBM
1 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft