The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 - 75
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.45% - 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £363 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 - £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 - £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +8.82% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 - £37.50

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 628 930 934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.87% 92.26% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 503 513
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 23
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Reading

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Reading

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree