Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 51 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 163 130 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.01% 3.30% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 4.03% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 79 97
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +17.65%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £279
90th Percentile £526 £526 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +8.28% +4.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate £48.70 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.58% +6.25% +14.29%

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 3,373 3,222 3,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.00% 81.88% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,755 1,697 2,129
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £237
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 121 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -34.58% +40.79%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.25 £10.97
90th Percentile £41.90 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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 +28 73 £365 -5.81% 26
Bracknell +5 24 £375 -16.67% 6
Maidenhead -1 17 £500 +25.00% 6
Slough +3 9 £400 +25.49% 2
Newbury -6 8 £390 - 2
Thatcham - 3 £315 -
Windsor - 1 £375 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 89 (54.60%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (39.26%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (33.74%) Scrum
4 52 (31.90%) JavaScript
5 48 (29.45%) CSS
6 44 (26.99%) HTML
7 43 (26.38%) DevOps
8 42 (25.77%) TDD
9 41 (25.15%) C#
10 40 (24.54%) Java
10 40 (24.54%) Jenkins
11 36 (22.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 36 (22.09%) Puppet
12 35 (21.47%) BDD
13 34 (20.86%) Selenium
14 32 (19.63%) HTML5
15 31 (19.02%) Sass
15 31 (19.02%) AngularJS
15 31 (19.02%) Computer Science
15 31 (19.02%) Git (software)
16 30 (18.40%) Karma Test Runner
16 30 (18.40%) Ansible
16 30 (18.40%) Open Source
17 29 (17.79%) ES6
17 29 (17.79%) JIRA
18 28 (17.18%) CRM
18 28 (17.18%) Protractor
18 28 (17.18%) npm
18 28 (17.18%) ES7
18 28 (17.18%) Twitter

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 15 (9.20%) Confluence
2 8 (4.91%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.68%) Drupal
3 6 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.84%) Apache
5 3 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.84%) WordPress
6 2 (1.23%) Apache TomEE
6 2 (1.23%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.23%) JBoss
6 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.61%) CMS
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.61%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.18%) npm
2 16 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.91%) IaaS
5 7 (4.29%) Slack
5 7 (4.29%) Trello
6 4 (2.45%) Firebase
6 4 (2.45%) SaaS
7 3 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.23%) GitHub
8 2 (1.23%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.23%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.61%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.61%) Heroku
9 1 (0.61%) Office 365
9 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.84%) DMZ
2 3 (1.84%) Internet
2 3 (1.84%) Intranet
2 3 (1.84%) IPsec
3 2 (1.23%) 2G
3 2 (1.23%) 3G
3 2 (1.23%) 4G
3 2 (1.23%) HTTP
3 2 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.23%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.61%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.61%) DHCP
4 1 (0.61%) DNS
4 1 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.61%) Firewall
4 1 (0.61%) SSL
4 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) MySQL
2 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.91%) Redis
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.45%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.84%) Big Data
6 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.23%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.61%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 40 (24.54%) Jenkins
2 34 (20.86%) Selenium
3 31 (19.02%) Git (software)
4 30 (18.40%) Karma Test Runner
5 29 (17.79%) JIRA
6 28 (17.18%) Jasmine
6 28 (17.18%) Protractor
6 28 (17.18%) webpack
7 27 (16.56%) gulp
8 25 (15.34%) Bitbucket
9 23 (14.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 20 (12.27%) JUnit
11 17 (10.43%) Subversion
12 16 (9.82%) Ant
12 16 (9.82%) Moq
12 16 (9.82%) MSBuild
12 16 (9.82%) NSubstitute
12 16 (9.82%) NUnit
12 16 (9.82%) Rhino Mocks
13 13 (7.98%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (6.75%) Finance
1 11 (6.75%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.84%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Automotive
4 2 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 74 (45.40%) Developer
2 22 (13.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (9.82%) Automation Developer
3 16 (9.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.82%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (8.59%) Analyst
5 13 (7.98%) Tester
6 12 (7.36%) Agile Developer
6 12 (7.36%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.36%) Test Analyst
7 11 (6.75%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (5.52%) Architect
9 8 (4.91%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) WPF Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) C# WPF Developer
11 6 (3.68%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.07%) Drupal Developer
12 5 (3.07%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (29.45%) CSS
2 44 (26.99%) HTML
3 36 (22.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 32 (19.63%) HTML5
5 31 (19.02%) AngularJS
5 31 (19.02%) Sass
6 18 (11.04%) REST
7 14 (8.59%) React
8 12 (7.36%) .NET
8 12 (7.36%) Web Services
9 11 (6.75%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (5.52%) XML
11 8 (4.91%) LAMP
11 8 (4.91%) WPF
12 7 (4.29%) JSP
12 7 (4.29%) pytest
13 6 (3.68%) jQuery
13 6 (3.68%) Node.js
14 5 (3.07%) Gherkin
14 5 (3.07%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.02%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.98%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.45%) Life Science
3 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.84%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (1.84%) PKI
4 3 (1.84%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.84%) User Experience
5 2 (1.23%) Handset
6 1 (0.61%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.72%) Linux
1 24 (14.72%) Windows
2 8 (4.91%) Android
3 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.29%) Unix
4 5 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.84%) HPUX
7 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (54.60%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (39.26%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (33.74%) Scrum
4 43 (26.38%) DevOps
5 42 (25.77%) TDD
6 35 (21.47%) BDD
7 30 (18.40%) Open Source
8 28 (17.18%) CRM
9 25 (15.34%) Front End Development
10 17 (10.43%) Configuration Management
11 13 (7.98%) SOA
11 13 (7.98%) User Stories
12 11 (6.75%) Business Transformation
13 10 (6.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (6.13%) Functional Testing
13 10 (6.13%) Test Strategy
14 9 (5.52%) Migration
14 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (5.52%) Test Scripting
15 8 (4.91%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (31.90%) JavaScript
2 41 (25.15%) C#
3 40 (24.54%) Java
4 29 (17.79%) ES6
5 28 (17.18%) ES7
6 26 (15.95%) SQL
7 16 (9.82%) PHP
8 15 (9.20%) Bash Shell
8 15 (9.20%) Groovy
9 12 (7.36%) Python
10 9 (5.52%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.07%) VBScript
12 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.61%) C++
13 1 (0.61%) GraphQL
13 1 (0.61%) Ruby
13 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (16.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 27 (16.56%) Degree
2 9 (5.52%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) CCNA
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.61%) MCSE
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.59%) QA
System Software
1 28 (17.18%) Docker
2 8 (4.91%) oVirt
2 8 (4.91%) RHEV
3 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.61%) LXC
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (22.09%) Puppet
2 30 (18.40%) Ansible
3 17 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (8.59%) Kubernetes
5 13 (7.98%) Salt
6 8 (4.91%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (4.91%) Terraform
7 4 (2.45%) MOM
8 3 (1.84%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.61%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.61%) Graphite
9 1 (0.61%) Mesos
9 1 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (17.18%) Twitter
2 26 (15.95%) Oracle
3 12 (7.36%) HP
4 11 (6.75%) SAP
4 11 (6.75%) VMware
5 9 (5.52%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.91%) DevExpress
7 6 (3.68%) Cisco
8 4 (2.45%) F5
9 3 (1.84%) Google
10 2 (1.23%) Arista
10 2 (1.23%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.23%) Sun
11 1 (0.61%) Apigee
11 1 (0.61%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.61%) New Relic
11 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) TIBCO