The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 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 22 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 / Maidenhead
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 6 -
Rank change year-on-year -9 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 5.00% 12.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.71% 15.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 0
Median daily rate £310 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -  
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 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

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 Maidenhead with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Maidenhead
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 103 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 87.50% 81.75% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 40
Median daily rate £313 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.06% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidenhead

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 22 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 Maidenhead region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) CMMI
4 4 (57.14%) Change Management
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (57.14%) ERP
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (57.14%) SAP
4 4 (57.14%) Six Sigma
4 4 (57.14%) SAP ERP
4 4 (57.14%) CSQA
4 4 (57.14%) MS Project Server
4 4 (57.14%) Process Improvement
4 4 (57.14%) Change Control
4 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) IT Audit
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (14.29%) User Experience
6 1 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Maidenhead 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 4 (57.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) QA Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Quality Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Senior QA Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Senior Quality Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) SAML
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) CMMI
3 4 (57.14%) ERP
3 4 (57.14%) IT Audit
3 4 (57.14%) Process Improvement
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Six Sigma
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CSQA
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Capita
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO