Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 52 50
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 133 132 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.46% 3.32% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 3.95% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 72 114
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £300 £268 £317
90th Percentile £550 £538 £529
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year -11.11% -3.74% +16.88%

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 3,244 3,339 3,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.50% 84.08% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,622 1,697 2,036
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £434 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.49% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 115 142
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.45 £39.65 £43.20
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.30% -7.78% -

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 September 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 24 September 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 +7 56 £325 -18.75% 13
Newbury +7 16 £275 -5.98% 12
Wokingham - 10 £388 - 1
Slough -2 9 £440 +13.55% 4
Bracknell -14 9 - - 10
Maidenhead -15 9 £450 +44.00% 4
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 78 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (30.08%) Java
2 40 (30.08%) SQL
3 37 (27.82%) Selenium
4 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
5 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (22.56%) Jenkins
6 28 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 28 (21.05%) Cucumber
7 24 (18.05%) BDD
7 24 (18.05%) C#
7 24 (18.05%) Scrum
8 21 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (15.04%) TDD
9 20 (15.04%) Telecoms
9 20 (15.04%) DevOps
10 18 (13.53%) Puppet
10 18 (13.53%) HTML
11 17 (12.78%) CSS
11 17 (12.78%) JIRA
11 17 (12.78%) Docker
12 16 (12.03%) Kubernetes
12 16 (12.03%) Degree
12 16 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (11.28%) Test Scripting
13 15 (11.28%) QA
13 15 (11.28%) Python
13 15 (11.28%) HP
13 15 (11.28%) HTML5
13 15 (11.28%) Terraform

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 11 (8.27%) CMS
2 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.50%) Apache
3 2 (1.50%) Confluence
3 2 (1.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.75%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.50%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.50%) Unica
3 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.02%) GitHub
3 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.76%) BrowserStack
4 5 (3.76%) Sauce Labs
5 4 (3.01%) Serverless
6 2 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.50%) Firebase
6 2 (1.50%) Force.com
6 2 (1.50%) SaaS
7 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.75%) IaaS
7 1 (0.75%) npm
7 1 (0.75%) PaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Slack
7 1 (0.75%) Trello
7 1 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) HTTP
2 2 (1.50%) DVB
2 2 (1.50%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.50%) MPLS
2 2 (1.50%) SMS
2 2 (1.50%) VPLS
2 2 (1.50%) VPN
3 1 (0.75%) SSH
3 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.02%) Redis
1 8 (6.02%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.50%) Big Data
4 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) DB2
5 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.75%) KNIME
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (27.82%) Selenium
2 33 (24.81%) Git (software)
3 30 (22.56%) Jenkins
4 28 (21.05%) Cucumber
5 17 (12.78%) JIRA
6 14 (10.53%) JMeter
7 13 (9.77%) SoapUI
8 11 (8.27%) HP UFT
9 10 (7.52%) Bitbucket
9 10 (7.52%) SpecFlow
10 8 (6.02%) Fiddler
11 7 (5.26%) Subversion
12 6 (4.51%) Protractor
13 5 (3.76%) JUnit
13 5 (3.76%) WebDriver
13 5 (3.76%) Zephyr
14 4 (3.01%) Maven
15 3 (2.26%) LoadRunner
15 3 (2.26%) NUnit
15 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (15.04%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.52%) Back Office
2 10 (7.52%) Front Office
3 5 (3.76%) Retail
4 2 (1.50%) Billing
4 2 (1.50%) Games
4 2 (1.50%) Marketing
4 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Analyst
2 24 (18.05%) Developer
2 24 (18.05%) Test Analyst
3 17 (12.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) Tester
4 11 (8.27%) Automation Tester
4 11 (8.27%) Test Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (6.77%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (6.77%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.01%) Integration Analyst
8 4 (3.01%) Integration Test Analyst
8 4 (3.01%) Senior Tester
9 3 (2.26%) Engagement Manager
9 3 (2.26%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.26%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.26%) Telecoms Developer
9 3 (2.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) HTML
2 17 (12.78%) CSS
3 15 (11.28%) HTML5
4 13 (9.77%) REST
5 12 (9.02%) SOAP
6 11 (8.27%) CSS3
6 11 (8.27%) XML
7 10 (7.52%) .NET
8 9 (6.77%) jQuery
8 9 (6.77%) Web Services
9 8 (6.02%) AngularJS
9 8 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (4.51%) LAMP
11 5 (3.76%) JSON
11 5 (3.76%) Node.js
11 5 (3.76%) React
12 4 (3.01%) Gherkin
12 4 (3.01%) Sass
13 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
13 3 (2.26%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Robotics
2 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.51%) Life Science
4 4 (3.01%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.26%) User Experience
5 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.75%) IPTV
7 1 (0.75%) PMI
7 1 (0.75%) RIA
7 1 (0.75%) STB
7 1 (0.75%) Wiki
7 1 (0.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.52%) Linux
2 7 (5.26%) Unix
3 6 (4.51%) Windows
4 2 (1.50%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.75%) CentOS
5 1 (0.75%) Debian
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (18.05%) BDD
3 24 (18.05%) Scrum
4 20 (15.04%) DevOps
4 20 (15.04%) TDD
5 16 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (11.28%) Test Scripting
7 14 (10.53%) SDLC
7 14 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 13 (9.77%) API Testing
8 13 (9.77%) Manual Testing
8 13 (9.77%) OO
8 13 (9.77%) Workflow
9 12 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (9.02%) Test Management
9 12 (9.02%) Waterfall
10 11 (8.27%) Defect Management
10 11 (8.27%) Front End Development
10 11 (8.27%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.08%) Java
1 40 (30.08%) SQL
2 28 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.05%) C#
4 15 (11.28%) Python
5 9 (6.77%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.26%) Groovy
7 6 (4.51%) PHP
7 6 (4.51%) VBScript
8 5 (3.76%) C
8 5 (3.76%) C++
9 4 (3.01%) Perl
10 2 (1.50%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.50%) AWK
10 2 (1.50%) Fortran
10 2 (1.50%) Scala
11 1 (0.75%) F#
11 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.75%) Ruby
11 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Degree
2 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.77%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.51%) ISEB
6 5 (3.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.75%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) QA
2 10 (7.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (12.78%) Docker
2 14 (10.53%) oVirt
2 14 (10.53%) RHEV
3 2 (1.50%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.75%) KVM
4 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (13.53%) Puppet
2 16 (12.03%) Kubernetes
3 15 (11.28%) Terraform
4 4 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.26%) Ansible
5 3 (2.26%) Grafana
5 3 (2.26%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.50%) Graphite
6 2 (1.50%) Kibana
6 2 (1.50%) Mesos
6 2 (1.50%) Nagios
6 2 (1.50%) Salt
6 2 (1.50%) StatsD
6 2 (1.50%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.75%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.75%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (11.28%) HP
2 9 (6.77%) BMC
2 9 (6.77%) ComArch
2 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.77%) Remedy
2 9 (6.77%) TIBCO
2 9 (6.77%) UiPath
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle
4 3 (2.26%) Google
5 2 (1.50%) Adobe
5 2 (1.50%) Aprimo
5 2 (1.50%) IBM
5 2 (1.50%) Juniper
5 2 (1.50%) New Relic
5 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.50%) Splunk
5 2 (1.50%) Teradata
5 2 (1.50%) VMware
6 1 (0.75%) Mirantis
6 1 (0.75%) Zuora