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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Berkshire / Bracknell
Rank 26 - 30
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 2.99% - 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £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 £35.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.66%  

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 231 234 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 86.19% 86.03% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 130 104
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 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
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%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) OOP
1 13 (100.00%) OO
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
1 13 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 13 (100.00%) BDD
2 12 (92.31%) Scrum
2 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Manual Testing
2 12 (92.31%) C++
3 11 (84.62%) XML
3 11 (84.62%) Project Management
3 11 (84.62%) JMeter
3 11 (84.62%) CMS
3 11 (84.62%) Python
3 11 (84.62%) HTTP
3 11 (84.62%) Ant
3 11 (84.62%) Groovy
3 11 (84.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (84.62%) Sitecore
3 11 (84.62%) Selenium
3 11 (84.62%) Ruby
3 11 (84.62%) JSON
3 11 (84.62%) Content Management
3 11 (84.62%) Maven
3 11 (84.62%) WebDriver
3 11 (84.62%) REST
3 11 (84.62%) Splunk
3 11 (84.62%) Bitbucket

Test Automation
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 11 (84.62%) CMS
1 11 (84.62%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Ant
1 11 (84.62%) Apache Ivy
1 11 (84.62%) Bitbucket
1 11 (84.62%) eggPlant
1 11 (84.62%) Gradle
1 11 (84.62%) JMeter
1 11 (84.62%) Maven
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
1 11 (84.62%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) Gatling
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) NeoLoad
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) Developer in Test
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Development Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) JSON
1 11 (84.62%) REST
1 11 (84.62%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) React
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) BDD
1 13 (100.00%) OO
1 13 (100.00%) OOP
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
1 13 (100.00%) Visualisation
2 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Manual Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Scrum
3 11 (84.62%) Content Management
3 11 (84.62%) Project Management
4 10 (76.92%) Security Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.69%) High Availability
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) C++
3 11 (84.62%) Groovy
3 11 (84.62%) Python
3 11 (84.62%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Sitecore
1 11 (84.62%) Splunk
2 1 (7.69%) HP