Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Test Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 166 166
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.046% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £428
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £45.87

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,999 3,780 3,914
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.44% 92.04% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,965 2,017 2,102
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £252 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 128 175
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.56 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.75 £41.50 £49.20
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.96
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.08% +8.36%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Berkshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Berkshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Berkshire

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 1 - - 2
Test Automation Engineer
South East

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, Test Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (50.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Google