The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 63 64
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 0.68% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.73% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Median daily rate £425 £360 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +2.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 527 822 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.33% 93.73% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 482 382
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 June 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%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SELinux
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
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%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) CentOS
1 1 (50.00%) Debian
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft