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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Berkshire
Rank 79 112 110
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.19% 0.57% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.71% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 14
Median daily rate £350 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £369 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 1491 1977 2180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.55% 80.33% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1023 1134
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Bracknell - 8 £450 -
Reading +21 5 £338 -32.50% 2
Newbury +2 2 £300 -18.64% 3
Wokingham - 2 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (64.58%) Selenium
3 27 (56.25%) BDD
4 26 (54.17%) WebDriver
5 24 (50.00%) TDD
6 22 (45.83%) Scrum
6 22 (45.83%) Java
7 17 (35.42%) C++
7 17 (35.42%) Automated Testing
8 16 (33.33%) XML
8 16 (33.33%) Project Management
8 16 (33.33%) Maven
9 15 (31.25%) OOP
10 14 (29.17%) OO
10 14 (29.17%) Manual Testing
10 14 (29.17%) Visualisation
11 13 (27.08%) Groovy
11 13 (27.08%) Ruby
11 13 (27.08%) JSON
11 13 (27.08%) Python
11 13 (27.08%) HTTP
11 13 (27.08%) Ant
11 13 (27.08%) JMeter
11 13 (27.08%) CMS
11 13 (27.08%) Content Management
11 13 (27.08%) REST
11 13 (27.08%) Bitbucket
11 13 (27.08%) Gradle
11 13 (27.08%) Apache Ivy
12 12 (25.00%) eggPlant

Test Automation
Top Related 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 (27.08%) CMS
2 12 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (64.58%) Selenium
2 26 (54.17%) WebDriver
3 16 (33.33%) Maven
4 13 (27.08%) Ant
4 13 (27.08%) Apache Ivy
4 13 (27.08%) Bitbucket
4 13 (27.08%) Gradle
4 13 (27.08%) JMeter
5 12 (25.00%) eggPlant
6 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.33%) JUnit
7 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.25%) Appium
8 3 (6.25%) Calabash
9 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
10 1 (2.08%) JIRA
10 1 (2.08%) NUnit
10 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Developer in Test
4 10 (20.83%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Tester
6 6 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) QA Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) QA Automation Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Web Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (4.17%) Senior Web Analyst
10 2 (4.17%) Software Analyst
10 2 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) XML
2 13 (27.08%) JSON
2 13 (27.08%) REST
3 6 (12.50%) Web Services
4 5 (10.42%) SOAP
5 4 (8.33%) Java EE
6 3 (6.25%) .NET
6 3 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (4.17%) CSS
7 2 (4.17%) HTML
7 2 (4.17%) HTML5
7 2 (4.17%) J2EE
7 2 (4.17%) jQuery
7 2 (4.17%) RESTful
8 1 (2.08%) Apache CXF
8 1 (2.08%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.08%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Android
1 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) BDD
3 24 (50.00%) TDD
4 22 (45.83%) Scrum
5 17 (35.42%) Automated Testing
6 16 (33.33%) Project Management
7 15 (31.25%) OOP
8 14 (29.17%) Manual Testing
8 14 (29.17%) OO
8 14 (29.17%) Visualisation
9 13 (27.08%) Content Management
10 11 (22.92%) Security Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Data Protection
13 6 (12.50%) Performance Testing
13 6 (12.50%) QA Automation
13 6 (12.50%) Software Delivery
14 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
14 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) C++
3 13 (27.08%) Groovy
3 13 (27.08%) Python
3 13 (27.08%) Ruby
4 10 (20.83%) C#
5 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.25%) SQL
7 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Sitecore
1 12 (25.00%) Splunk
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Apigee
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
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