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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 53 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 55 74 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.99% 3.11% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 3.88% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 53 39
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £345 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1497 1907 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.45% 80.13% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 1051 940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +21 22 £403 +11.80% 15
Bracknell +6 8 £428 -22.27% 1
Maidenhead -11 6 £310 -27.05% 2
Newbury +5 3 £285 -24.00% 1
Windsor -2 2 - -
Slough - 2 £319 - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 69 (69.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.00%) BDD
3 43 (43.00%) Selenium
4 42 (42.00%) TDD
5 33 (33.00%) Java
6 29 (29.00%) Scrum
7 27 (27.00%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 23 (23.00%) Functional Testing
10 22 (22.00%) JavaScript
11 21 (21.00%) C#
11 21 (21.00%) XML
12 20 (20.00%) C++
12 20 (20.00%) REST
13 19 (19.00%) HTTP
14 18 (18.00%) Web Services
14 18 (18.00%) JSON
14 18 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (17.00%) Maven
15 17 (17.00%) OOP
15 17 (17.00%) OO
16 16 (16.00%) QA
17 15 (15.00%) Ruby
17 15 (15.00%) JMeter
17 15 (15.00%) HP
17 15 (15.00%) Python
17 15 (15.00%) Cucumber
18 14 (14.00%) Bitbucket
18 14 (14.00%) Docker
18 14 (14.00%) Microsoft

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 14 (14.00%) CMS
2 13 (13.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (4.00%) MS Project Server
4 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.00%) IIS
4 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.00%) Confluence
6 1 (1.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) SAP ERP
2 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.00%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.00%) DVB
3 1 (1.00%) LDAP
3 1 (1.00%) SSH
3 1 (1.00%) SSL
3 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) TDMA
3 1 (1.00%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.00%) Redis
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (43.00%) Selenium
2 25 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 17 (17.00%) Maven
4 15 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 15 (15.00%) JMeter
5 14 (14.00%) Bitbucket
6 13 (13.00%) Ant
6 13 (13.00%) Apache Ivy
6 13 (13.00%) eggPlant
6 13 (13.00%) Gradle
7 9 (9.00%) Gatling
7 9 (9.00%) Git (software)
7 9 (9.00%) NeoLoad
7 9 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (7.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.00%) JIRA
9 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.00%) JUnit
10 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (6.00%) Retail
1 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.00%) Games
3 2 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.00%) Local Government
4 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (23.00%) Developer
2 18 (18.00%) Test Engineer
3 16 (16.00%) Tester
4 12 (12.00%) Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Automation Tester
7 6 (6.00%) Developer in Test
7 6 (6.00%) Performance Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) QA Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Senior QA Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Senior Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.00%) XML
2 20 (20.00%) REST
3 18 (18.00%) JSON
3 18 (18.00%) Web Services
4 11 (11.00%) .NET
5 9 (9.00%) React
5 9 (9.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 9 (9.00%) Unity DI Container
5 9 (9.00%) Unreal Engine
6 7 (7.00%) SOAP
7 6 (6.00%) Java EE
8 5 (5.00%) CSS
8 5 (5.00%) HTML
8 5 (5.00%) RESTful
9 4 (4.00%) Behat
9 4 (4.00%) jQuery
9 4 (4.00%) Node.js
10 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
10 3 (3.00%) HTML5
11 2 (2.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.00%) User Experience
7 1 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.00%) IVR
7 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.00%) STB
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Android
1 7 (7.00%) Apple iOS
1 7 (7.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.00%) Unix
2 3 (3.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.00%) CentOS
4 1 (1.00%) Debian
4 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (69.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.00%) BDD
3 42 (42.00%) TDD
4 29 (29.00%) Scrum
5 27 (27.00%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (23.00%) Functional Testing
7 17 (17.00%) OO
7 17 (17.00%) OOP
8 14 (14.00%) Content Management
8 14 (14.00%) Manual Testing
8 14 (14.00%) Project Management
9 13 (13.00%) Software Engineering
9 13 (13.00%) Test Scripting
10 11 (11.00%) SDLC
10 11 (11.00%) Visualisation
11 9 (9.00%) DevOps
12 8 (8.00%) Integration Testing
12 8 (8.00%) Regression Testing
12 8 (8.00%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) Java
2 22 (22.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (21.00%) C#
4 20 (20.00%) C++
5 15 (15.00%) Python
5 15 (15.00%) Ruby
6 14 (14.00%) SQL
7 13 (13.00%) Groovy
8 7 (7.00%) C
9 5 (5.00%) PHP
10 4 (4.00%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.00%) XAML
12 2 (2.00%) Perl
12 2 (2.00%) VB
12 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.00%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.00%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Degree
2 9 (9.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.00%) ISEB
5 4 (4.00%) CSQA
6 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) FATCA
System Software
1 14 (14.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.00%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) HP Fortify
2 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.00%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
3 1 (1.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (15.00%) HP
2 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.00%) Sitecore
3 13 (13.00%) Splunk
4 6 (6.00%) Oracle
5 4 (4.00%) Apigee
5 4 (4.00%) SAP
6 3 (3.00%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.00%) Citrix
7 2 (2.00%) IBM
7 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.00%) Adobe
8 1 (1.00%) CA
8 1 (1.00%) Capita
8 1 (1.00%) Google
8 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.00%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.00%) Twitter
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