The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 98 114 122
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.33% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.41% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 10
Median daily rate £354 £419 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.43% +39.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1477 1972 2162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.67% 80.62% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1036 1108
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 53
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £74.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Testing in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Berkshire

Automation Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury 0 1 - - 1
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Ant
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) Validation

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Ant
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
3 1 (25.00%) Gradle
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Case Management
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (25.00%) Splunk