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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 61 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.64% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.84% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £363 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.49% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £369 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £441 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
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
575 712 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.97% 75.83% 68.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 437 396
Median daily rate £413 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.09 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +33.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 (44.44%) Python
1 8 (44.44%) JSON
1 8 (44.44%) System Testing
2 7 (38.89%) web2py
2 7 (38.89%) MySQL
2 7 (38.89%) Data Analysis
2 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) Django
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) XML
4 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) Java
6 2 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 2 (11.11%) SoapUI

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 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Mule
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) JBehave
4 1 (5.56%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
4 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Programmer
2 7 (38.89%) Python Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Python Programmer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Web Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Web Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) JSON
2 7 (38.89%) Django
2 7 (38.89%) web2py
3 4 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (5.56%) Ajax
5 1 (5.56%) Apache Camel
5 1 (5.56%) Flash
5 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.56%) Java SE
5 1 (5.56%) Middleware
5 1 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) RESTful
5 1 (5.56%) Spring
5 1 (5.56%) Spring Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) System Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Data Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Contact Management
6 1 (5.56%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) DSDM
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) IBM
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) MuleSoft