Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 47 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 166 162 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.02% 3.96% 3.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 4.69% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 91 81
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £306 £300
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +16.47% +6.25%

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 3,541 3,457 3,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.78% 84.48% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,682 1,795 1,734
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £270 £248
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 86 130
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -18.31% -30.49%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.04% +6.67% -21.05%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 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 -2 77 £425 +16.44% 30
Newbury +18 24 £337 -13.59% 13
Wokingham - 14 £388 - 1
Maidenhead -3 9 £225 -55.00% 11
Bracknell -27 8 £395 +5.33% 12
Slough -10 7 £450 +12.50% 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 81 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (31.33%) Selenium
3 47 (28.31%) Java
3 47 (28.31%) DevOps
4 43 (25.90%) Microsoft
5 42 (25.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (24.70%) SQL
7 40 (24.10%) Jenkins
8 39 (23.49%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (21.08%) Git (software)
10 32 (19.28%) Scrum
10 32 (19.28%) Cucumber
11 31 (18.67%) C#
12 30 (18.07%) .NET
12 30 (18.07%) BDD
13 29 (17.47%) Web Services
14 26 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
15 25 (15.06%) JavaScript
16 24 (14.46%) TDD
17 23 (13.86%) Docker
17 23 (13.86%) JIRA
18 22 (13.25%) QA
19 21 (12.65%) HTML
19 21 (12.65%) CSS
19 21 (12.65%) IaaS
19 21 (12.65%) PaaS
20 20 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (11.45%) HP
21 19 (11.45%) Windows
21 19 (11.45%) Analytics

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 (5.42%) Confluence
2 8 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.61%) CMS
3 6 (3.61%) Liferay
4 3 (1.81%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) JBoss
6 1 (0.60%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.65%) IaaS
2 21 (12.65%) PaaS
3 15 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.22%) GitHub
5 6 (3.61%) Boomi
6 4 (2.41%) SaaS
7 2 (1.20%) Force.com
7 2 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (1.20%) Slack
7 2 (1.20%) Trello
7 2 (1.20%) Yammer
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.60%) Apigee
8 1 (0.60%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.60%) G Suite
8 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.60%) npm
8 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.82%) HTTP
2 4 (2.41%) MPLS
2 4 (2.41%) VPN
3 3 (1.81%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.81%) VPLS
4 2 (1.20%) BGP
4 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.20%) Junos
5 1 (0.60%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.04%) Power BI
2 14 (8.43%) Data Lake
2 14 (8.43%) HDInsight
2 14 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (6.63%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.22%) Redis
5 6 (3.61%) MySQL
6 5 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.01%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.41%) Big Data
7 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.20%) DB2
9 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.60%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (31.33%) Selenium
2 40 (24.10%) Jenkins
3 35 (21.08%) Git (software)
4 32 (19.28%) Cucumber
5 23 (13.86%) JIRA
6 17 (10.24%) Visual Studio
7 16 (9.64%) JUnit
8 15 (9.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (7.83%) SonarQube
10 12 (7.23%) Gatling
10 12 (7.23%) HP UFT
10 12 (7.23%) JMeter
10 12 (7.23%) Subversion
11 11 (6.63%) WebDriver
12 10 (6.02%) Geb
13 9 (5.42%) LoadRunner
13 9 (5.42%) webpack
14 8 (4.82%) SpecFlow
15 7 (4.22%) GitLab
15 7 (4.22%) Jasmine
General
1 12 (7.23%) Finance
2 11 (6.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.01%) Electronics
3 5 (3.01%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.41%) Billing
4 4 (2.41%) Marketing
5 3 (1.81%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (21.69%) Developer
2 24 (14.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (12.05%) Tester
4 19 (11.45%) Test Manager
5 14 (8.43%) Test Engineer
6 13 (7.83%) Analyst
7 12 (7.23%) Full Stack Developer
7 12 (7.23%) Senior Tester
8 10 (6.02%) Architect
9 9 (5.42%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.82%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.82%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (4.82%) Performance Tester
10 8 (4.82%) Senior Performance Tester
11 7 (4.22%) React Developer
11 7 (4.22%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.61%) Azure DevOps
12 6 (3.61%) Engagement Manager
12 6 (3.61%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.07%) .NET
2 29 (17.47%) Web Services
3 21 (12.65%) CSS
3 21 (12.65%) HTML
4 18 (10.84%) XML
5 16 (9.64%) JSON
6 14 (8.43%) REST
7 12 (7.23%) CSS3
7 12 (7.23%) HTML5
8 10 (6.02%) AngularJS
8 10 (6.02%) EDI
8 10 (6.02%) Sass
9 9 (5.42%) .NET Core
9 9 (5.42%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (4.22%) Chai
11 6 (3.61%) GraphQL
11 6 (3.61%) LESS
12 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (3.01%) Kafka
12 5 (3.01%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.01%) Public Cloud
2 3 (1.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.81%) iPad
2 3 (1.81%) Mainframe
2 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.81%) Robotics
3 2 (1.20%) Life Science
3 2 (1.20%) PMI
3 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.60%) NHS
4 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.60%) Social Media
4 1 (0.60%) User Experience
4 1 (0.60%) Verilog
4 1 (0.60%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.45%) Windows
2 13 (7.83%) Linux
3 6 (3.61%) Android
3 6 (3.61%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) CentOS
4 2 (1.20%) OpenVMS
4 2 (1.20%) Unix
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (28.31%) DevOps
3 39 (23.49%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (19.28%) Scrum
5 30 (18.07%) BDD
6 26 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (14.46%) TDD
8 20 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (11.45%) Analytics
10 18 (10.84%) Data Management
11 16 (9.64%) Security Testing
11 16 (9.64%) Test Management
12 15 (9.04%) Microservices
12 15 (9.04%) Test Strategy
13 14 (8.43%) Data-Driven Testing
14 13 (7.83%) Defect Management
14 13 (7.83%) Waterfall
15 12 (7.23%) Decision-Making
15 12 (7.23%) ITIL
15 12 (7.23%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.31%) Java
2 41 (24.70%) SQL
3 31 (18.67%) C#
4 25 (15.06%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.84%) Python
6 13 (7.83%) Groovy
6 13 (7.83%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.23%) Scala
8 11 (6.63%) C++
9 6 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.01%) PHP
11 4 (2.41%) Java 8
12 2 (1.20%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.20%) C
12 2 (1.20%) Fortran
12 2 (1.20%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.60%) Perl
13 1 (0.60%) Ruby
13 1 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (9.04%) Degree
2 13 (7.83%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.61%) ISEB
5 5 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.60%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.60%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.60%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.25%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) PMO
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) Docker
2 14 (8.43%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.61%) oVirt
4 6 (3.61%) RHEV
5 3 (1.81%) Apache Flume
6 2 (1.20%) KVM
6 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 18 (10.84%) Kubernetes
2 17 (10.24%) Ansible
3 11 (6.63%) Puppet
4 8 (4.82%) Terraform
5 6 (3.61%) HP ALM
5 6 (3.61%) SCCM
6 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.81%) Grafana
7 3 (1.81%) Kibana
7 3 (1.81%) logstash
8 2 (1.20%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.60%) Graphite
9 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.60%) Mesos
9 1 (0.60%) Nagios
9 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.60%) Salt
9 1 (0.60%) StatsD
9 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (25.90%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.45%) HP
3 7 (4.22%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.22%) VMware
4 6 (3.61%) Dell
5 5 (3.01%) Juniper
6 4 (2.41%) Micro Focus
6 4 (2.41%) SAP
7 3 (1.81%) BMC
7 3 (1.81%) ComArch
7 3 (1.81%) Google
7 3 (1.81%) Huawei
7 3 (1.81%) Oracle
7 3 (1.81%) Remedy
8 2 (1.20%) Cisco
8 2 (1.20%) IBM
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.20%) Splunk
8 2 (1.20%) Zend