Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
Berkshire > Bracknell
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 49 53
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 4.49% 1.57% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 1.83% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Bracknell median daily rate £375 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.83% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +1.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bracknell median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.50

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 496 492 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 89.05% 85.57% 80.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 236 167
Bracknell median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.87%
10th Percentile £153 £200 £166
90th Percentile £573 £574 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 54
Bracknell median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -45.65% +43.75%
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bracknell over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) Java
3 18 (72.00%) Ant
4 17 (68.00%) C#
5 16 (64.00%) JUnit
5 16 (64.00%) NUnit
5 16 (64.00%) JIRA
5 16 (64.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (64.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 16 (64.00%) Moq
5 16 (64.00%) Puppet
5 16 (64.00%) MSBuild
5 16 (64.00%) Jenkins
5 16 (64.00%) Ansible
5 16 (64.00%) NSubstitute
5 16 (64.00%) DevOps
6 15 (60.00%) Selenium
7 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (48.00%) Docker
7 12 (48.00%) Bitbucket
8 11 (44.00%) Business Transformation
9 10 (40.00%) Zephyr
9 10 (40.00%) SonarQube
9 10 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (40.00%) Subversion
10 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (32.00%) Gradle
11 6 (24.00%) Salt
11 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (24.00%) TeamCity

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) SMTP
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (72.00%) Ant
2 16 (64.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 16 (64.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (64.00%) JIRA
2 16 (64.00%) JUnit
2 16 (64.00%) Moq
2 16 (64.00%) MSBuild
2 16 (64.00%) NSubstitute
2 16 (64.00%) NUnit
2 16 (64.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (60.00%) Selenium
4 12 (48.00%) Bitbucket
5 10 (40.00%) SonarQube
5 10 (40.00%) Subversion
5 10 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (40.00%) Zephyr
6 8 (32.00%) Gradle
7 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
8 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
9 2 (8.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 16 (64.00%) Automation Developer
3 12 (48.00%) Agile Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Cloud Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Development Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) PowerShell Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Tester
7 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) JSON
1 2 (8.00%) React
1 2 (8.00%) REST
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) DevOps
3 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (44.00%) Business Transformation
5 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) TDD
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) OO
7 3 (12.00%) OOP
7 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 2 (8.00%) Content Management
8 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
8 2 (8.00%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
9 1 (4.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
9 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) Java
2 17 (68.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) Groovy
5 2 (8.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) Ansible
1 16 (64.00%) Puppet
2 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (24.00%) Salt
3 2 (8.00%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
1 6 (24.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (8.00%) Splunk
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe