Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 48 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 +30 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 154 155 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.74% 3.61% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 4.43% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 108 80
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £256
90th Percentile £538 £500 £463
South East median daily rate £413 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.77% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% +6.67%

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 3441 3497 3877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.58% 81.34% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1796 1882 2144
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 131 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% -40.89% +77.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.45 £48.75 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +22 66 £390 +4.00% 18
Bracknell +20 25 £375 -25.93% 1
Maidenhead -6 19 £413 +3.13% 1
Slough +4 10 £400 +25.79% 1
Newbury -4 4 - - 4
Windsor +4 3 £375 -6.25%
Thatcham - 3 £315 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 96 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.61%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (37.01%) Scrum
4 48 (31.17%) C#
5 46 (29.87%) DevOps
6 42 (27.27%) Java
6 42 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 42 (27.27%) Selenium
7 37 (24.03%) TDD
7 37 (24.03%) CSS
7 37 (24.03%) Jenkins
8 36 (23.38%) Puppet
9 35 (22.73%) Git (software)
9 35 (22.73%) HTML
10 32 (20.78%) Docker
11 30 (19.48%) BDD
11 30 (19.48%) JIRA
12 28 (18.18%) Ansible
13 27 (17.53%) Bitbucket
14 24 (15.58%) Sass
14 24 (15.58%) AngularJS
15 23 (14.94%) HTML5
15 23 (14.94%) Degree
15 23 (14.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 22 (14.29%) SQL
16 22 (14.29%) Linux
17 21 (13.64%) Computer Science
17 21 (13.64%) Open Source
17 21 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
17 21 (13.64%) Twitter

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 16 (10.39%) Confluence
2 8 (5.19%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.90%) Drupal
3 6 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.60%) Apache
4 4 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.95%) WordPress
6 2 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.30%) Apache TomEE
6 2 (1.30%) CMS
6 2 (1.30%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.30%) IIS
6 2 (1.30%) JBoss
6 2 (1.30%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.65%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.65%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.99%) npm
3 8 (5.19%) IaaS
4 7 (4.55%) SaaS
4 7 (4.55%) Slack
4 7 (4.55%) Trello
5 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.30%) GitHub
6 2 (1.30%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.30%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.65%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.65%) Heroku
7 1 (0.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Serverless
7 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.55%) HTTP
3 4 (2.60%) Internet
4 3 (1.95%) DMZ
4 3 (1.95%) Intranet
4 3 (1.95%) IPsec
5 1 (0.65%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.65%) SMTP
5 1 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.49%) MySQL
2 10 (6.49%) Redis
3 5 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.30%) Big Data
5 2 (1.30%) IDOL
5 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.30%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 42 (27.27%) Selenium
2 37 (24.03%) Jenkins
3 35 (22.73%) Git (software)
4 30 (19.48%) JIRA
5 27 (17.53%) Bitbucket
6 23 (14.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (12.99%) gulp
7 20 (12.99%) Jasmine
7 20 (12.99%) Karma Test Runner
7 20 (12.99%) Protractor
7 20 (12.99%) webpack
8 19 (12.34%) NUnit
9 18 (11.69%) Ant
9 18 (11.69%) JUnit
10 17 (11.04%) Subversion
11 16 (10.39%) Moq
11 16 (10.39%) MSBuild
11 16 (10.39%) NSubstitute
11 16 (10.39%) Rhino Mocks
11 16 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (5.84%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.55%) Finance
3 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.60%) Games
5 2 (1.30%) Automotive
5 2 (1.30%) Banking
5 2 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (41.56%) Developer
2 20 (12.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 16 (10.39%) Automation Developer
5 13 (8.44%) Analyst
6 12 (7.79%) Agile Developer
6 12 (7.79%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.79%) Tester
7 9 (5.84%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.19%) Architect
8 8 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (5.19%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) WPF Developer
10 6 (3.90%) C# WPF Developer
10 6 (3.90%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.90%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Consultant
11 5 (3.25%) QA Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.03%) CSS
2 35 (22.73%) HTML
3 24 (15.58%) AngularJS
3 24 (15.58%) Sass
4 23 (14.94%) HTML5
5 21 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 20 (12.99%) REST
7 16 (10.39%) .NET
7 16 (10.39%) Web Services
8 11 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (6.49%) React
10 8 (5.19%) LAMP
10 8 (5.19%) XML
11 7 (4.55%) pytest
11 7 (4.55%) WPF
12 5 (3.25%) Hibernate
12 5 (3.25%) J2EE
12 5 (3.25%) jQuery
12 5 (3.25%) JSF
12 5 (3.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.79%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.60%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.95%) PKI
5 3 (1.95%) User Experience
6 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.29%) Linux
2 14 (9.09%) Windows
3 7 (4.55%) Android
4 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.90%) Unix
5 3 (1.95%) HPUX
6 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.61%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (37.01%) Scrum
4 46 (29.87%) DevOps
5 37 (24.03%) TDD
6 30 (19.48%) BDD
7 21 (13.64%) Open Source
8 20 (12.99%) Configuration Management
8 20 (12.99%) CRM
9 18 (11.69%) Front End Development
10 15 (9.74%) User Stories
11 12 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (7.79%) SOA
11 12 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (7.14%) Business Transformation
13 9 (5.84%) Test Scripting
14 8 (5.19%) ETL
14 8 (5.19%) Functional Testing
14 8 (5.19%) Mentoring
14 8 (5.19%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.17%) C#
2 42 (27.27%) Java
2 42 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 22 (14.29%) SQL
4 21 (13.64%) ES6
5 19 (12.34%) ECMAScript
6 17 (11.04%) Groovy
7 16 (10.39%) PHP
8 15 (9.74%) Bash Shell
9 14 (9.09%) Python
10 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.60%) Ruby
12 3 (1.95%) C++
12 3 (1.95%) XAML
13 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.30%) VBScript
14 1 (0.65%) Perl
14 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (14.94%) Degree
2 21 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.30%) CSQA
4 2 (1.30%) ISEB
4 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.34%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PMO
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (20.78%) Docker
2 8 (5.19%) oVirt
2 8 (5.19%) RHEV
3 7 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) LXC
5 1 (0.65%) Squid
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (23.38%) Puppet
2 28 (18.18%) Ansible
3 18 (11.69%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (9.09%) Kubernetes
5 13 (8.44%) Salt
6 9 (5.84%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (5.19%) Terraform
8 2 (1.30%) HP Fortify
8 2 (1.30%) MOM
9 1 (0.65%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.65%) Graphite
9 1 (0.65%) Mesos
9 1 (0.65%) Nagios
9 1 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (13.64%) Twitter
2 20 (12.99%) Oracle
3 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.44%) SAP
5 11 (7.14%) HP
6 7 (4.55%) DevExpress
6 7 (4.55%) VMware
7 4 (2.60%) Google
8 3 (1.95%) Cisco
8 3 (1.95%) Splunk
8 3 (1.95%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.30%) Adobe
9 2 (1.30%) Citrix
9 2 (1.30%) IBM
9 2 (1.30%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.30%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.30%) Sun
9 2 (1.30%) Trillium