Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Automated Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 49 75
Rank change year-on-year +8 +26 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 150 155 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.65% 3.59% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 4.42% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 108 78
Berkshire median daily rate £380 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +3.33% +12.28%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £256
90th Percentile £538 £500 £450
South East median daily rate £405 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +3.85% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% +6.67%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3439 3508 3941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.65% 81.20% 78.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1780 1894 2179
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £39.05 £45.00 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
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 in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Berkshire

Test Automation
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 within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +20 63 £378 +0.67% 8
Bracknell +19 25 £375 -25.93% 1
Maidenhead -10 19 £413 +3.13% 1
Slough +8 10 £400 +25.79% 1
Newbury -4 4 - - 2
Windsor +3 3 £375 -6.25%
Thatcham - 3 £315 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 94 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (36.67%) Scrum
4 49 (32.67%) C#
5 46 (30.67%) DevOps
6 43 (28.67%) Java
7 42 (28.00%) Selenium
8 40 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 38 (25.33%) Jenkins
10 36 (24.00%) Puppet
10 36 (24.00%) TDD
11 35 (23.33%) Git (software)
12 34 (22.67%) CSS
13 32 (21.33%) HTML
13 32 (21.33%) Docker
14 31 (20.67%) JIRA
15 29 (19.33%) BDD
16 28 (18.67%) Ansible
17 27 (18.00%) Bitbucket
18 23 (15.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 22 (14.67%) Sass
19 22 (14.67%) AngularJS
20 21 (14.00%) REST
20 21 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (14.00%) Degree
20 21 (14.00%) Linux
21 20 (13.33%) Oracle
21 20 (13.33%) SQL
21 20 (13.33%) Configuration Management
21 20 (13.33%) HTML5

Test Automation
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 16 (10.67%) Confluence
2 8 (5.33%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.00%) Drupal
3 6 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.67%) Apache
4 4 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.00%) WordPress
6 2 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.33%) Apache TomEE
6 2 (1.33%) CMS
6 2 (1.33%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.33%) IIS
6 2 (1.33%) JBoss
6 2 (1.33%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.67%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.67%) Mule
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.00%) npm
3 8 (5.33%) IaaS
4 7 (4.67%) SaaS
4 7 (4.67%) Slack
4 7 (4.67%) Trello
5 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.33%) GitHub
6 2 (1.33%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.33%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.67%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.67%) Heroku
7 1 (0.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Serverless
7 1 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.67%) HTTP
3 4 (2.67%) Internet
4 3 (2.00%) DMZ
4 3 (2.00%) Intranet
4 3 (2.00%) IPsec
5 1 (0.67%) DNS
5 1 (0.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.67%) MySQL
2 10 (6.67%) Redis
3 5 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.33%) Big Data
5 2 (1.33%) IDOL
5 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.33%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.67%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 42 (28.00%) Selenium
2 38 (25.33%) Jenkins
3 35 (23.33%) Git (software)
4 31 (20.67%) JIRA
5 27 (18.00%) Bitbucket
6 23 (15.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (12.67%) NUnit
8 18 (12.00%) Ant
8 18 (12.00%) gulp
8 18 (12.00%) Jasmine
8 18 (12.00%) JUnit
8 18 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
8 18 (12.00%) Protractor
8 18 (12.00%) webpack
9 17 (11.33%) Subversion
10 16 (10.67%) Moq
10 16 (10.67%) MSBuild
10 16 (10.67%) NSubstitute
10 16 (10.67%) Rhino Mocks
10 16 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.67%) Finance
3 4 (2.67%) Games
3 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.33%) Automotive
4 2 (1.33%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (40.67%) Developer
2 20 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (10.67%) Automation Developer
3 16 (10.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (8.67%) Analyst
5 12 (8.00%) Agile Developer
5 12 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 12 (8.00%) Tester
6 9 (6.00%) Test Analyst
6 9 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.33%) Architect
8 7 (4.67%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (4.67%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) WPF Developer
9 6 (4.00%) C# WPF Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.33%) Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.67%) CSS
2 32 (21.33%) HTML
3 22 (14.67%) AngularJS
3 22 (14.67%) Sass
4 21 (14.00%) REST
5 20 (13.33%) HTML5
6 19 (12.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (11.33%) .NET
7 17 (11.33%) Web Services
8 11 (7.33%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (5.33%) LAMP
9 8 (5.33%) React
9 8 (5.33%) XML
10 7 (4.67%) pytest
10 7 (4.67%) WPF
11 5 (3.33%) Hibernate
11 5 (3.33%) J2EE
11 5 (3.33%) JSF
11 5 (3.33%) JSP
11 5 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.67%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.00%) PKI
6 3 (2.00%) User Experience
7 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.67%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.67%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.00%) Linux
2 13 (8.67%) Windows
3 7 (4.67%) Android
4 6 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.00%) Unix
5 3 (2.00%) HPUX
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (36.67%) Scrum
4 46 (30.67%) DevOps
5 36 (24.00%) TDD
6 29 (19.33%) BDD
7 20 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 19 (12.67%) Open Source
9 18 (12.00%) CRM
10 16 (10.67%) Front End Development
11 15 (10.00%) User Stories
12 12 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (8.00%) SOA
12 12 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (7.33%) Business Transformation
14 9 (6.00%) Test Scripting
15 8 (5.33%) ETL
15 8 (5.33%) Functional Testing
15 8 (5.33%) Mentoring
15 8 (5.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.67%) C#
2 43 (28.67%) Java
3 40 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 20 (13.33%) SQL
5 19 (12.67%) ES6
6 17 (11.33%) ECMAScript
6 17 (11.33%) Groovy
7 15 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 15 (10.00%) PHP
8 14 (9.33%) Python
9 8 (5.33%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.67%) Ruby
11 3 (2.00%) C++
11 3 (2.00%) XAML
12 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.33%) VBScript
13 1 (0.67%) Perl
13 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (14.00%) Degree
2 19 (12.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.00%) ISEB
5 2 (1.33%) CSQA
5 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.67%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) PMO
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (21.33%) Docker
2 8 (5.33%) oVirt
2 8 (5.33%) RHEV
3 7 (4.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) LXC
4 1 (0.67%) Squid
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (24.00%) Puppet
2 28 (18.67%) Ansible
3 18 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (9.33%) Kubernetes
5 13 (8.67%) Salt
6 9 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (5.33%) Terraform
8 2 (1.33%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.67%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.67%) Graphite
9 1 (0.67%) Mesos
9 1 (0.67%) MOM
9 1 (0.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (13.33%) Oracle
2 19 (12.67%) Twitter
3 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.67%) SAP
4 11 (7.33%) HP
5 7 (4.67%) DevExpress
5 7 (4.67%) VMware
6 4 (2.67%) Google
7 3 (2.00%) Cisco
7 3 (2.00%) Splunk
7 3 (2.00%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.33%) Adobe
8 2 (1.33%) Citrix
8 2 (1.33%) IBM
8 2 (1.33%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.33%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.33%) Sun
8 2 (1.33%) Trillium