Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 62 59
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 124 99 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.11% 2.64% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 3.23% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 68 106
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £364 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.65% +9.00%
10th Percentile £313 £262 £323
90th Percentile £530 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +19.05% +12.00%

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 3,405 3,068 4,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.51% 81.92% 81.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,716 1,446 2,139
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +8.67%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 135 129
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -14.29% -21.35%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.72 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.90 £47.60
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.66 £24.06
% change year-on-year +27.16% -18.29% +11.65%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +8 51 £375 -1.32% 22
Maidenhead -2 14 £375 +20.97% 3
Bracknell -5 13 £356 -20.83% 4
Newbury -8 12 £488 +62.50% 4
Slough -5 3 - - 3
Wokingham -7 3 £424 - 2
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 73 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.29%) Java
3 44 (35.48%) Selenium
4 42 (33.87%) SQL
5 28 (22.58%) JavaScript
6 27 (21.77%) Git (software)
6 27 (21.77%) Jenkins
7 26 (20.97%) Scrum
8 24 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (19.35%) JIRA
9 22 (17.74%) SoapUI
10 21 (16.94%) Python
11 20 (16.13%) QA
11 20 (16.13%) DevOps
12 19 (15.32%) Functional Testing
12 19 (15.32%) Telecoms
13 18 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (14.52%) Cucumber
13 18 (14.52%) BDD
14 17 (13.71%) Kanban
14 17 (13.71%) Security Cleared
15 15 (12.10%) Test Scripting
15 15 (12.10%) TDD
15 15 (12.10%) Oracle
15 15 (12.10%) SOAP
15 15 (12.10%) Unix
16 14 (11.29%) HTML
16 14 (11.29%) SC Cleared
17 13 (10.48%) Puppet
17 13 (10.48%) 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 5 (4.03%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.23%) CMS
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.61%) Apache
4 2 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.61%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.61%) Unica
3 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.23%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.42%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (2.42%) Serverless
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.61%) Firebase
5 2 (1.61%) GitHub
5 2 (1.61%) Office 365
5 2 (1.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.81%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) HTTP
2 2 (1.61%) 2G
2 2 (1.61%) 3G
2 2 (1.61%) 4G
2 2 (1.61%) DVB
2 2 (1.61%) Internet
2 2 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.61%) SMS
2 2 (1.61%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.81%) SSH
3 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.65%) MySQL
2 7 (5.65%) Redis
3 6 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.61%) Big Data
5 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) KNIME
6 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (35.48%) Selenium
2 27 (21.77%) Git (software)
2 27 (21.77%) Jenkins
3 24 (19.35%) JIRA
4 22 (17.74%) SoapUI
5 18 (14.52%) Cucumber
6 13 (10.48%) Zephyr
7 8 (6.45%) GitLab
7 8 (6.45%) HP UFT
8 7 (5.65%) JMeter
9 6 (4.84%) Bitbucket
9 6 (4.84%) Subversion
10 5 (4.03%) QUnit
10 5 (4.03%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.03%) UI Automator
10 5 (4.03%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.23%) Appium
11 4 (3.23%) Fiddler
11 4 (3.23%) JUnit
11 4 (3.23%) Protractor
General
1 19 (15.32%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.06%) Back Office
2 10 (8.06%) Front Office
3 6 (4.84%) Marketing
4 4 (3.23%) Digital Economy
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
5 3 (2.42%) Billing
5 3 (2.42%) Games
6 2 (1.61%) Finance
6 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (22.58%) Analyst
2 27 (21.77%) Test Analyst
3 22 (17.74%) Developer
4 14 (11.29%) Tester
5 12 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.87%) Test Engineer
7 10 (8.06%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (8.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Integration Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Integration Test Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Automation Tester
9 7 (5.65%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.84%) React Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Automation Test Lead
11 4 (3.23%) Java Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
12 3 (2.42%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.10%) SOAP
2 14 (11.29%) HTML
3 13 (10.48%) CSS
4 12 (9.68%) CSS3
4 12 (9.68%) HTML5
4 12 (9.68%) REST
5 11 (8.87%) Web Services
6 10 (8.06%) React
7 9 (7.26%) XML
8 7 (5.65%) Node.js
9 6 (4.84%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.03%) .NET
10 5 (4.03%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (3.23%) jQuery
11 4 (3.23%) Kafka
12 3 (2.42%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.42%) LAMP
12 3 (2.42%) Sass
13 2 (1.61%) J2EE
13 2 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Computer Science
1 11 (8.87%) Robotics
2 8 (6.45%) Smart Meter
3 7 (5.65%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.23%) Life Science
6 3 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.42%) STB
7 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.81%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.81%) IPTV
8 1 (0.81%) RIA
8 1 (0.81%) Verilog
8 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Unix
2 13 (10.48%) Windows
3 11 (8.87%) Linux
4 4 (3.23%) Android
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) CentOS
6 1 (0.81%) Debian
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.97%) Scrum
3 24 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (16.13%) DevOps
5 19 (15.32%) Functional Testing
6 18 (14.52%) BDD
7 17 (13.71%) Kanban
8 15 (12.10%) TDD
8 15 (12.10%) Test Scripting
9 12 (9.68%) Front End Development
9 12 (9.68%) Integration Testing
10 11 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (8.87%) Workflow
11 10 (8.06%) Change Control
11 10 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (8.06%) Service Management
11 10 (8.06%) Task Automation
11 10 (8.06%) Test Strategy
11 10 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.26%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.29%) Java
2 42 (33.87%) SQL
3 28 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.94%) Python
5 11 (8.87%) C#
6 9 (7.26%) Groovy
7 7 (5.65%) Ruby
8 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.03%) C
9 5 (4.03%) VBScript
10 4 (3.23%) C++
11 3 (2.42%) Perl
11 3 (2.42%) PHP
12 2 (1.61%) AWK
12 2 (1.61%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.61%) Scala
13 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.81%) F#
Qualifications
1 17 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.06%) Degree
4 3 (2.42%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.61%) ISEB
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.81%) MCSE
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.13%) QA
2 10 (8.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (10.48%) Docker
2 8 (6.45%) oVirt
2 8 (6.45%) RHEV
3 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.61%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.61%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (10.48%) Puppet
2 11 (8.87%) HP ALM
3 8 (6.45%) Kubernetes
3 8 (6.45%) Terraform
4 4 (3.23%) Ansible
5 3 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.61%) Grafana
6 2 (1.61%) Graphite
6 2 (1.61%) Kibana
6 2 (1.61%) Mesos
6 2 (1.61%) Nagios
6 2 (1.61%) Salt
6 2 (1.61%) StatsD
6 2 (1.61%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.81%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (12.10%) Oracle
2 11 (8.87%) HP
3 9 (7.26%) BMC
3 9 (7.26%) ComArch
3 9 (7.26%) Remedy
3 9 (7.26%) TIBCO
3 9 (7.26%) UiPath
4 7 (5.65%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.03%) Splunk
6 2 (1.61%) Adobe
6 2 (1.61%) Aprimo
6 2 (1.61%) Capita
6 2 (1.61%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.61%) Google
6 2 (1.61%) IBM
6 2 (1.61%) New Relic
6 2 (1.61%) SAP
6 2 (1.61%) Teradata
6 2 (1.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.81%) Atlassian