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 29 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 54 53
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 54 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.95% 3.06% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 3.82% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 40
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +10.35%  
10th Percentile £291 £325 £300
90th Percentile £538 £534 £463
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £362
% change year-on-year - +10.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  

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 1489 1883 1951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.46% 80.03% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2747 3826 3056
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
10th Percentile £295 £250 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 194 122
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £13.13
90th Percentile £38.75 £34.50 £39.95
South East median hourly rate £29.75 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.03% +28.00%  

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 3 months to 29 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 29 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 +18 22 £425 +18.05% 9
Bracknell +5 8 £428 -22.27% 1
Maidenhead -11 6 £310 -27.05% 2
Newbury +5 2 - - 1
Windsor -2 2 - -
Slough - 2 £313 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 68 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.00%) Selenium
2 42 (42.00%) BDD
3 40 (40.00%) TDD
4 32 (32.00%) Java
5 28 (28.00%) Scrum
5 28 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (24.00%) WebDriver
7 23 (23.00%) Functional Testing
8 22 (22.00%) JavaScript
9 21 (21.00%) C#
10 20 (20.00%) XML
11 19 (19.00%) Web Services
11 19 (19.00%) REST
12 18 (18.00%) C++
12 18 (18.00%) HTTP
13 17 (17.00%) JSON
13 17 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (16.00%) QA
14 16 (16.00%) Maven
15 15 (15.00%) HP
15 15 (15.00%) Python
15 15 (15.00%) OOP
15 15 (15.00%) OO
15 15 (15.00%) Cucumber
16 14 (14.00%) Docker
16 14 (14.00%) SQL
16 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
16 14 (14.00%) JMeter
16 14 (14.00%) Ruby

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 13 (13.00%) CMS
2 12 (12.00%) 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 11 (11.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.00%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.00%) 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%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (42.00%) Selenium
2 24 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 16 (16.00%) Maven
4 15 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 14 (14.00%) JMeter
6 13 (13.00%) Bitbucket
7 12 (12.00%) Ant
7 12 (12.00%) Apache Ivy
7 12 (12.00%) eggPlant
7 12 (12.00%) Gradle
8 10 (10.00%) Git (software)
9 9 (9.00%) Gatling
9 9 (9.00%) NeoLoad
9 9 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
11 7 (7.00%) JIRA
12 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio
13 4 (4.00%) JUnit
13 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
14 3 (3.00%) Jasmine
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 22 (22.00%) 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%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Automation Tester
8 6 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) QA Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Developer in Test
10 4 (4.00%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) JavaScript Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Senior QA Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Quality Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.00%) XML
2 19 (19.00%) REST
2 19 (19.00%) Web Services
3 17 (17.00%) JSON
4 12 (12.00%) .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 17 (17.00%) 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 68 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.00%) BDD
3 40 (40.00%) TDD
4 28 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (28.00%) Scrum
5 23 (23.00%) Functional Testing
6 15 (15.00%) OO
6 15 (15.00%) OOP
7 13 (13.00%) Content Management
7 13 (13.00%) Project Management
7 13 (13.00%) Software Engineering
7 13 (13.00%) Test Scripting
8 12 (12.00%) Manual Testing
9 11 (11.00%) SDLC
10 10 (10.00%) DevOps
11 9 (9.00%) Visualisation
12 8 (8.00%) Integration Testing
12 8 (8.00%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.00%) Regression Testing
12 8 (8.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.00%) Java
2 22 (22.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (21.00%) C#
4 18 (18.00%) C++
5 15 (15.00%) Python
6 14 (14.00%) Ruby
6 14 (14.00%) SQL
7 12 (12.00%) 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 12 (12.00%) Sitecore
3 12 (12.00%) 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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