Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 93 89
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 2 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.34% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.37% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 26
Reading median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £400 £365 £350
90th Percentile £530 £434 £400
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1187 1344 1823
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 90.63% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 725 1086
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £255 £228 £216
90th Percentile £575 £573 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 80 126
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Reading

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Reading

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft