The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 79 65
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.75% 0.20% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.26% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Median daily rate £338 £500 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +40.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £500 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 537 780 710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.27% 77.30% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 421 398
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Reading

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Reading over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Reading

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Reading

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) Apigee
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) NUnit

Test Automation
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) Appium
4 1 (10.00%) Calabash
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Web Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Web Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (10.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Apigee
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
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