Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 65 60
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 127 104 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.15% 2.69% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 3.26% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 62 97
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -10.44% +14.29%
10th Percentile £308 £268 £325
90th Percentile £538 £525 £543
South East median daily rate £425 £380 £395
% change year-on-year +11.84% -3.80% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £45.00
10th Percentile £37.50 - £42.50
90th Percentile £42.50 - £47.50
South East median hourly rate £50.39 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +0.78% +19.05% +18.31%

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 3,400 3,189 4,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.28% 82.42% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,706 1,533 2,105
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £598 £565 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 135
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% -22.73%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.90 £55.00 £54.20
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.25
% change year-on-year -4.53% -17.36% +26.45%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +27 63 £400 +10.34% 17
Bracknell -10 15 £364 -19.17% 1
Maidenhead -2 9 £375 -6.25% 8
Newbury -17 8 £433 +44.17% 3
Slough 0 3 £525 +64.32% 5
Wokingham +3 2 £273 - 4
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 60 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.65%) JavaScript
3 36 (28.35%) Java
4 34 (26.77%) Selenium
4 34 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (25.98%) CSS
6 31 (24.41%) Scrum
6 31 (24.41%) TDD
7 30 (23.62%) HTML5
7 30 (23.62%) HTML
8 27 (21.26%) BDD
9 26 (20.47%) Computer Science
9 26 (20.47%) SQL
9 26 (20.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 25 (19.69%) Open Source
11 23 (18.11%) AngularJS
11 23 (18.11%) Functional Testing
12 22 (17.32%) Sass
12 22 (17.32%) Front End Development
13 21 (16.54%) Oracle
13 21 (16.54%) Protractor
13 21 (16.54%) Jasmine
13 21 (16.54%) Karma Test Runner
13 21 (16.54%) Jenkins
14 20 (15.75%) gulp
14 20 (15.75%) ES6
14 20 (15.75%) webpack
14 20 (15.75%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (15.75%) Degree
15 19 (14.96%) Windows

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 9 (7.09%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) Confluence
3 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.96%) npm
2 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.15%) Firebase
5 3 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.57%) Office 365
7 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.79%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.79%) GitHub
7 1 (0.79%) Heroku
7 1 (0.79%) IaaS
7 1 (0.79%) PaaS
7 1 (0.79%) Serverless
7 1 (0.79%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) DMZ
2 3 (2.36%) IPsec
3 2 (1.57%) 2G
3 2 (1.57%) 3G
3 2 (1.57%) 4G
3 2 (1.57%) Internet
3 2 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.57%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.79%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.79%) DHCP
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.79%) Firewall
4 1 (0.79%) SSH
4 1 (0.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.51%) MySQL
3 6 (4.72%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.36%) Big Data
6 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.57%) Redis
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.79%) KNIME
7 1 (0.79%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (26.77%) Selenium
2 21 (16.54%) Jasmine
2 21 (16.54%) Jenkins
2 21 (16.54%) Karma Test Runner
2 21 (16.54%) Protractor
3 20 (15.75%) gulp
3 20 (15.75%) webpack
4 18 (14.17%) JIRA
4 18 (14.17%) SoapUI
5 15 (11.81%) Git (software)
6 9 (7.09%) Zephyr
7 8 (6.30%) GitLab
7 8 (6.30%) HP UFT
8 7 (5.51%) JUnit
8 7 (5.51%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.94%) Ant
9 5 (3.94%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.94%) QUnit
9 5 (3.94%) UI Automator
10 4 (3.15%) Appium
General
1 9 (7.09%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.30%) Finance
3 4 (3.15%) Digital Economy
3 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.15%) Marketing
4 3 (2.36%) Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 2 (1.57%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (36.22%) Developer
2 22 (17.32%) Analyst
3 21 (16.54%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (11.02%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (9.45%) Tester
7 10 (7.87%) Test Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Integration Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Integration Test Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) React Developer
9 7 (5.51%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.72%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.94%) Architect
11 5 (3.94%) Java Engineer
12 4 (3.15%) Applications Tester
12 4 (3.15%) Automation Test Lead
12 4 (3.15%) AWS Engineer
12 4 (3.15%) Cloud Engineer
12 4 (3.15%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.98%) CSS
2 30 (23.62%) HTML
2 30 (23.62%) HTML5
3 26 (20.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 23 (18.11%) AngularJS
5 22 (17.32%) Sass
6 18 (14.17%) React
7 13 (10.24%) Web Services
8 12 (9.45%) XML
9 10 (7.87%) Node.js
9 10 (7.87%) SOAP
10 9 (7.09%) CSS3
11 8 (6.30%) REST
12 5 (3.94%) .NET
12 5 (3.94%) Kafka
13 4 (3.15%) .NET Framework
13 4 (3.15%) Android SDK
13 4 (3.15%) Gherkin
13 4 (3.15%) iOS SDK
13 4 (3.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.47%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.45%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.51%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.15%) Life Science
5 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (2.36%) PKI
6 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.57%) Handset
6 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.57%) STB
7 1 (0.79%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.79%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.79%) Verilog
7 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.96%) Windows
2 13 (10.24%) Unix
3 9 (7.09%) Android
3 9 (7.09%) Linux
4 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) Debian
5 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (24.41%) Scrum
3 31 (24.41%) TDD
4 27 (21.26%) BDD
5 25 (19.69%) Open Source
6 23 (18.11%) Functional Testing
7 22 (17.32%) Front End Development
8 19 (14.96%) CRM
9 13 (10.24%) DevOps
10 12 (9.45%) Kanban
10 12 (9.45%) Test Scripting
11 10 (7.87%) Integration Testing
11 10 (7.87%) Migration
11 10 (7.87%) Scenario Testing
11 10 (7.87%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (6.30%) Performance Testing
13 7 (5.51%) System Integration Testing
14 6 (4.72%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.65%) JavaScript
2 36 (28.35%) Java
3 26 (20.47%) SQL
4 20 (15.75%) ES6
5 19 (14.96%) ES7
6 17 (13.39%) Python
7 11 (8.66%) C#
8 6 (4.72%) Groovy
8 6 (4.72%) Ruby
9 4 (3.15%) VBScript
10 3 (2.36%) C++
10 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.57%) C
11 2 (1.57%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.57%) PHP
12 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (15.75%) Computer Science Degree
1 20 (15.75%) Degree
2 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
2 15 (11.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.57%) ISEB
3 2 (1.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.79%) CCNA
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.79%) MCSE
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.51%) Docker
2 4 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.57%) Firmware
4 1 (0.79%) LXC
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (11.81%) HP ALM
2 8 (6.30%) Ansible
3 6 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.94%) Puppet
5 4 (3.15%) MOM
5 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.36%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (1.57%) Automic
7 2 (1.57%) Salt
8 1 (0.79%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.79%) Graphite
8 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.79%) Mesos
8 1 (0.79%) Nagios
8 1 (0.79%) SELinux
Vendors
1 21 (16.54%) Oracle
2 19 (14.96%) Twitter
3 12 (9.45%) HP
4 6 (4.72%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.72%) SAP
5 4 (3.15%) F5
5 4 (3.15%) Splunk
5 4 (3.15%) VMware
6 3 (2.36%) Cisco
6 3 (2.36%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.57%) Arista
7 2 (1.57%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.57%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.79%) Capita
8 1 (0.79%) New Relic
8 1 (0.79%) Sun