The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 35 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.05% 0.78% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.19% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £316 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -12.50%
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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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
227 168 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 77.47% 65.37% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 98 60
Average daily rate £338 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £10.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +333.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Slough region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Google
3 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Ant
3 5 (45.45%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (45.45%) Google App Engine
3 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Gradle
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) AS400
5 3 (27.27%) Misys Midas
5 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
5 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (27.27%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) ERwin

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) MQSeries
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Misys Midas
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (45.45%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
2 1 (9.09%) HSPA
2 1 (9.09%) GPRS
2 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
2 1 (9.09%) UMTS
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Ant
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) Gradle
3 3 (27.27%) ERwin
4 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Electronics
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior AS400 Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Velocity
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
1 3 (27.27%) AS400
1 3 (27.27%) iSeries
1 3 (27.27%) SWIFT
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) DTV
3 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Six Sigma
4 3 (27.27%) Workflow
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) DSDM
4 3 (27.27%) Web Application Development
4 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
4 3 (27.27%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 3 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) RPG
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) RPG/400
1 3 (27.27%) RPG IV
2 2 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Salesforce.com
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
1 5 (45.45%) Google
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Agilent