The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Berkshire / Bracknell
Rank 28 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 2.58% - 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Bracknell with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 234 234 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 86.35% 86.35% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 131 113
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 26
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -37.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Bracknell

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Bracknell.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Bracknell

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) C++
1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) OOP
1 12 (100.00%) OO
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 12 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 12 (100.00%) BDD
2 10 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 10 (83.33%) REST
2 10 (83.33%) Splunk
2 10 (83.33%) Bitbucket
2 10 (83.33%) Gradle
2 10 (83.33%) Groovy
2 10 (83.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 10 (83.33%) Sitecore
2 10 (83.33%) JMeter
2 10 (83.33%) CMS
2 10 (83.33%) Content Management
2 10 (83.33%) Maven
2 10 (83.33%) Ruby
2 10 (83.33%) JSON
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) Security Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Python
2 10 (83.33%) HTTP
2 10 (83.33%) Project Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell 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 10 (83.33%) CMS
1 10 (83.33%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Ant
1 10 (83.33%) Apache Ivy
1 10 (83.33%) Bitbucket
1 10 (83.33%) eggPlant
1 10 (83.33%) Gradle
1 10 (83.33%) JMeter
1 10 (83.33%) Maven
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
1 10 (83.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Developer in Test
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Development Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) JSON
1 10 (83.33%) REST
1 10 (83.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) BDD
1 12 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 12 (100.00%) OO
1 12 (100.00%) OOP
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 12 (100.00%) Visualisation
2 10 (83.33%) Content Management
2 10 (83.33%) Project Management
2 10 (83.33%) Security Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Groovy
2 10 (83.33%) Python
2 10 (83.33%) Ruby
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Sitecore
1 10 (83.33%) Splunk