Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 34 53
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 4.25% 3.37% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 3.93% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 1
Bracknell median daily rate £375 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +24.14% -
10th Percentile £338 £425 £356
90th Percentile £413 £530 £369
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £386
% change year-on-year - -2.72% +15.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bracknell median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 443 458 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 89.68% 85.77% 85.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 196 198
Bracknell median daily rate £386 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £163 £195 £219
90th Percentile £534 £550 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 53
Bracknell median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% -7.69%
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.12 £23.50
% change year-on-year -22.72% -22.91% +16.05%

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 19 February 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 18 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (66.67%) JIRA
3 14 (66.67%) Java
3 14 (66.67%) Ant
3 14 (66.67%) MSBuild
3 14 (66.67%) Puppet
3 14 (66.67%) Ansible
3 14 (66.67%) DevOps
4 12 (57.14%) NSubstitute
4 12 (57.14%) Rhino Mocks
4 12 (57.14%) Moq
4 12 (57.14%) JUnit
4 12 (57.14%) C#
4 12 (57.14%) NUnit
4 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (52.38%) Selenium
6 9 (42.86%) Business Transformation
7 8 (38.10%) Bitbucket
7 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
7 8 (38.10%) Subversion
7 8 (38.10%) Docker
7 8 (38.10%) Zephyr
7 8 (38.10%) SonarQube
8 6 (28.57%) Salt
8 6 (28.57%) Gradle
8 6 (28.57%) Android
8 6 (28.57%) 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 (28.57%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Firebase
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 14 (66.67%) Ant
2 14 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (66.67%) JIRA
2 14 (66.67%) MSBuild
3 12 (57.14%) JUnit
3 12 (57.14%) Moq
3 12 (57.14%) NSubstitute
3 12 (57.14%) NUnit
3 12 (57.14%) Rhino Mocks
4 11 (52.38%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) Bitbucket
5 8 (38.10%) SonarQube
5 8 (38.10%) Subversion
5 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (38.10%) Zephyr
6 6 (28.57%) Gradle
6 6 (28.57%) TeamCity
7 2 (9.52%) UI Automator
8 1 (4.76%) Appium
General
1 2 (9.52%) Digital Economy
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 12 (57.14%) Automation Developer
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Software Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Development Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (9.52%) PowerShell Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
7 1 (4.76%) DevOps Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (4.76%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Node.js
1 5 (23.81%) React
2 4 (19.05%) Android SDK
2 4 (19.05%) iOS SDK
2 4 (19.05%) REST
2 4 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) Ember.js
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Android
2 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) DevOps
3 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (42.86%) Business Transformation
5 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) Kanban
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) Ansible
1 14 (66.67%) Puppet
2 6 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (28.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
1 6 (28.57%) SAP