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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 49 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.90% 0.91% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 1.25% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Average daily rate
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£355 £286 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.01% -18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £168 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £305 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 13 (54.17%) QA
2 12 (50.00%) Selenium
3 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
3 11 (45.83%) WebDriver
4 10 (41.67%) BDD
4 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (41.67%) C#
5 9 (37.50%) Scrum
5 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 8 (33.33%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (12.50%) eggPlant
8 3 (12.50%) Ruby
8 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.33%) ISEB
9 2 (8.33%) JUnit
9 2 (8.33%) SQL
9 2 (8.33%) .NET
9 2 (8.33%) SOAP
9 2 (8.33%) Web Services
9 2 (8.33%) Python
9 2 (8.33%) C
9 2 (8.33%) Zephyr

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.17%) Zope
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
1 1 (4.17%) VoIP
1 1 (4.17%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (45.83%) WebDriver
3 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) eggPlant
5 2 (8.33%) JUnit
5 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA
5 2 (8.33%) JBehave
6 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.17%) NeoLoad
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
6 1 (4.17%) WinRunner
6 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
6 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Games
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Tester
2 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Lead Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Junior Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) AWS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.17%) Twisted
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) WCF
2 1 (4.17%) WPF
2 1 (4.17%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) AIX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
2 10 (41.67%) BDD
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Kanban
7 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.17%) V-Model
7 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) Functional Programming
7 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) C
5 1 (4.17%) Erlang
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.17%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.17%) Netcool
1 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) Veritas
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee