Period
to 25 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 155 144
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 13 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.31% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.14% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 15
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +12.00% -34.21%
10th Percentile £369 £350 £271
90th Percentile £444 £350 £375
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.87
% change year-on-year - -7.35% -

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 3,923 3,596 3,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 92.82% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,965 1,868 1,610
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £220
90th Percentile £603 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 97 161
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £73.50 £48.75 £40.50
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £17.50
% change year-on-year +24.62% +3.17% -12.95%

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 25 June 2019. 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 -11 6 £425 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Selenium
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (53.85%) Python
5 6 (46.15%) C#
6 5 (38.46%) TDD
6 5 (38.46%) BDD
7 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
7 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
7 4 (30.77%) ISEB
7 4 (30.77%) User Stories
7 4 (30.77%) TypeScript
7 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
8 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Java
8 3 (23.08%) Scrum
9 2 (15.38%) Web Services
9 2 (15.38%) Retail
9 2 (15.38%) Information Management
9 2 (15.38%) Logistics
9 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 2 (15.38%) SQL
9 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing

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 2 (15.38%) Confluence
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Protractor
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Swagger
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) API Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) Information Management
6 2 (15.38%) Logistics
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) TypeScript
4 3 (23.08%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Groovy
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Atlassian