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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 36 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.33% 0.39% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.51% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£180 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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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
228 195 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 75.75% 75.88% 70.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 125 103
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.60 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) ExactTarget
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Velocity
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) SOA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) ScrumMaster
1 1 (33.33%) Testing Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Cocoa
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) ExactTarget