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 29 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.

Test Automation
Berkshire / Maidenhead
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 13 16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead - 2.06% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.67% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -6.66% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% +20.00%  

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 88 75 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 83.02% 77.32% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 46
Median daily rate £400 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £201 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 £53.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.56% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 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 Maidenhead region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) Protractor
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum

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:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA