Period
to 6 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 165 169
Rank change year-on-year +77 +4 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 13 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.21% 0.31% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.33% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
Median daily rate £438 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +21.43% +12.00%
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -

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 1,332 3,975 3,707
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.89% 93.84% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 1,985 1,915
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £231 £258 £244
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 134 105
Median hourly rate £31.50 £24.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +22.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £16.18 £12.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £56.38 £81.75 £47.95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.06 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.41% +21.37% +7.47%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Berkshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Berkshire.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +32 1 £438 +2.94%
Slough - 1 - -
Test Automation Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (33.33%) GCP

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 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GCP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Product Backlog
3 1 (33.33%) Product Roadmap
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) hybris
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore