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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 28 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.51% 3.16% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 3.72% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £428 £550 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.27% +69.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

Test Automation 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 201 242 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 88.16% 84.91% 82.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 116 81
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 19
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

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

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 27 June 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 17 (80.95%) Java
1 17 (80.95%) OOP
1 17 (80.95%) OO
1 17 (80.95%) TDD
1 17 (80.95%) BDD
2 15 (71.43%) Selenium
3 14 (66.67%) Ruby
3 14 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 13 (61.90%) REST
4 13 (61.90%) Splunk
4 13 (61.90%) Bitbucket
4 13 (61.90%) Gradle
4 13 (61.90%) Apache Ivy
4 13 (61.90%) eggPlant
4 13 (61.90%) Content Management
4 13 (61.90%) Maven
4 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (61.90%) JMeter
4 13 (61.90%) JSON
4 13 (61.90%) Groovy
4 13 (61.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 13 (61.90%) Sitecore
4 13 (61.90%) Python
4 13 (61.90%) HTTP
4 13 (61.90%) Ant
4 13 (61.90%) XML
4 13 (61.90%) Project Management
4 13 (61.90%) CMS
5 11 (52.38%) HP
5 11 (52.38%) Visualisation

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 13 (61.90%) CMS
1 13 (61.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 14 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 13 (61.90%) Ant
3 13 (61.90%) Apache Ivy
3 13 (61.90%) Bitbucket
3 13 (61.90%) eggPlant
3 13 (61.90%) Gradle
3 13 (61.90%) JMeter
3 13 (61.90%) Maven
4 9 (42.86%) Gatling
4 9 (42.86%) NeoLoad
5 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Developer in Test
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Performance Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) JSON
1 13 (61.90%) REST
1 13 (61.90%) XML
2 9 (42.86%) React
2 9 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) BDD
1 17 (80.95%) OO
1 17 (80.95%) OOP
1 17 (80.95%) TDD
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Content Management
2 13 (61.90%) Project Management
3 11 (52.38%) Visualisation
4 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
7 3 (14.29%) High Availability
7 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) SDLC
8 2 (9.52%) Software Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Ticket Management
8 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Java
2 14 (66.67%) Ruby
3 13 (61.90%) Groovy
3 13 (61.90%) Python
4 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 8 (38.10%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Sitecore
1 13 (61.90%) Splunk
2 11 (52.38%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe