Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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 August 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
Berkshire > Bracknell
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 32 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.73% 3.75% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 4.16% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Bracknell median daily rate £356 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% -14.29% +31.25%
10th Percentile £350 £231 £483
90th Percentile £382 £550 £588
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £387
% change year-on-year - -2.98% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bracknell median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 Bracknell with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bracknell
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 362 457 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 90.05% 90.14% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 156 249
Bracknell median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £141 £141 £199
90th Percentile £538 £588 £551
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 45 65
Bracknell median hourly rate £14.31 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.21% -4.00% -47.92%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £22.93 £18.75 £22.10
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.75 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +45.00% -9.09% -26.67%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bracknell.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bracknell

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Bracknell

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bracknell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) Selenium
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Life Science
5 5 (33.33%) QA
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) Subversion
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Kanban
7 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (20.00%) BDD
7 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 3 (20.00%) JIRA
7 3 (20.00%) JUnit
7 3 (20.00%) Serverless
7 3 (20.00%) SDET
7 3 (20.00%) Bitbucket
7 3 (20.00%) Docker
8 2 (13.33%) NSubstitute
8 2 (13.33%) DevOps
8 2 (13.33%) Zephyr
8 2 (13.33%) Coaching
8 2 (13.33%) Microservices
8 2 (13.33%) UI Automator

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Serverless
2 2 (13.33%) Firebase
2 2 (13.33%) Force.com
2 2 (13.33%) GitHub
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (26.67%) Subversion
4 3 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (20.00%) JUnit
5 2 (13.33%) Appium
5 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (13.33%) Moq
5 2 (13.33%) MSBuild
5 2 (13.33%) NSubstitute
5 2 (13.33%) NUnit
5 2 (13.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
5 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (13.33%) UI Automator
5 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (13.33%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Economy
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
2 2 (13.33%) Environment Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Salesforce Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Ajax
1 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) J2EE
1 2 (13.33%) JSON
1 2 (13.33%) Node.js
1 2 (13.33%) React
1 2 (13.33%) REST
1 2 (13.33%) Visualforce
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
2 1 (6.67%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Life Science
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Kanban
3 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) SDET
5 2 (13.33%) API Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Microservices
5 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
5 2 (13.33%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Apex Code
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Google
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian