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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 32 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.97% 2.07% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
217 172 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 70.45% 71.37% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 95 86
Average daily rate £350 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.80 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £46.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) RESTful
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Ant
3 3 (37.50%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (37.50%) Google App Engine
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Google
3 3 (37.50%) Gradle
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Velocity
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (37.50%) Google App Engine
1 3 (37.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) Gradle
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Ant
3 1 (12.50%) ERwin
3 1 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior AS400 Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (37.50%) Velocity
3 1 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) Cocoa
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) iSeries
2 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) User Stories
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) RPG
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
1 1 (12.50%) RPG/400
1 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
1 3 (37.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Apple