Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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 > Maidenhead
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 13 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 - +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 6.62% 8.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.92% 9.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 0
Maidenhead median daily rate £413 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -1.29% +3.33% +9.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Maidenhead
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 240 189 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 83.62% 88.32% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 108 86
Maidenhead median daily rate £438 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +33.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £302 £318 £173
90th Percentile £600 £631 £479
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 9
Maidenhead median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% +150.00% -66.12%
10th Percentile £16.55 £16.18 £13.68
90th Percentile £51.80 £52.75 £45.30
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidenhead

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead.

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

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Maidenhead over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 19 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 Maidenhead region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 16 (84.21%) Scrum
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Groovy
2 14 (73.68%) Git (software)
2 14 (73.68%) Bash Shell
2 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Puppet
2 14 (73.68%) Jenkins
2 14 (73.68%) Docker
2 14 (73.68%) DevOps
3 13 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (63.16%) Kubernetes
5 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (42.11%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (42.11%) REST
6 8 (42.11%) LAMP
6 8 (42.11%) PHP
6 8 (42.11%) Terraform
6 8 (42.11%) oVirt
6 8 (42.11%) RHEV
6 8 (42.11%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (42.11%) Bitbucket
6 8 (42.11%) Redis
7 7 (36.84%) User Stories
7 7 (36.84%) JIRA
8 6 (31.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (31.58%) Confluence
8 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
8 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V

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 6 (31.58%) Confluence
2 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
3 2 (10.53%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (31.58%) IaaS
2 6 (31.58%) Slack
2 6 (31.58%) Trello
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Redis
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Git (software)
1 14 (73.68%) Jenkins
2 8 (42.11%) Bitbucket
3 7 (36.84%) JIRA
4 6 (31.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (31.58%) git-flow
4 6 (31.58%) Maven
4 6 (31.58%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (31.58%) TeamCity
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.26%) Appium
6 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) LAMP
1 8 (42.11%) RabbitMQ
1 8 (42.11%) REST
2 6 (31.58%) pytest
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (84.21%) Scrum
2 14 (73.68%) DevOps
3 13 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) Performance Analysis
5 7 (36.84%) User Stories
6 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (26.32%) Microservices
7 5 (26.32%) Release Management
7 5 (26.32%) SOA
8 2 (10.53%) Change Control
8 2 (10.53%) ERP
8 2 (10.53%) IT Audit
8 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) QA Automation
8 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
8 2 (10.53%) SDLC
8 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Bash Shell
1 14 (73.68%) Groovy
2 8 (42.11%) PHP
3 6 (31.58%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Docker
2 8 (42.11%) oVirt
2 8 (42.11%) RHEV
3 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) Puppet
2 12 (63.16%) Kubernetes
3 8 (42.11%) Terraform
4 6 (31.58%) Ansible
4 6 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (31.58%) Salt
5 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) SAP