Period
to 22 August 2019

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 6 months to 22 August 2019 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.

Automated Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 40 46
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 79 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.72% 4.01% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.61% 4.64% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 25
Reading median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £353 £300 £222
90th Percentile £534 £530 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £375 £378
% change year-on-year +15.00% -0.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Reading median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,195 1,271 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.59% 86.29% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 718 542
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £292 £250 £261
90th Percentile £625 £588 £580
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 25 50
Reading median hourly rate £62.50 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.70% +34.38% -24.99%
10th Percentile £20.41 £14.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £83.75 £49.50 £48.58
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.25 £21.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +59.30% +43.33% -10.45%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 48 (60.76%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) C#
3 26 (32.91%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (32.91%) Azure
4 23 (29.11%) Selenium
4 23 (29.11%) Java
4 23 (29.11%) TDD
5 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
6 21 (26.58%) JavaScript
7 20 (25.32%) Degree
8 19 (24.05%) Computer Science
8 19 (24.05%) AngularJS
9 18 (22.78%) Finance
10 17 (21.52%) Python
10 17 (21.52%) QA
11 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
11 16 (20.25%) Scrum
12 14 (17.72%) ISTQB
12 14 (17.72%) SQL
12 14 (17.72%) .NET
13 13 (16.46%) AWS
13 13 (16.46%) Test Scripting
14 12 (15.19%) Test Management
14 12 (15.19%) JIRA
14 12 (15.19%) Windows
14 12 (15.19%) Linux
15 11 (13.92%) HTML
15 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
15 11 (13.92%) System Integration Testing

Test Automation
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 9 (11.39%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.13%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.33%) Confluence
4 4 (5.06%) Apache
5 3 (3.80%) JBoss
5 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.27%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.27%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 26 (32.91%) Azure
2 13 (16.46%) AWS
3 8 (10.13%) PaaS
4 7 (8.86%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (8.86%) GCP
5 6 (7.59%) IaaS
6 3 (3.80%) GitHub
6 3 (3.80%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.53%) SaaS
8 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) H.323
1 7 (8.86%) Skype
2 6 (7.59%) DVB
3 3 (3.80%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (2.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) Data Lake
1 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.80%) HBase
1 3 (3.80%) HDInsight
1 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.80%) Power BI
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) DB2
3 1 (1.27%) Endeca
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (29.11%) Selenium
2 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
3 12 (15.19%) JIRA
4 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
5 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
6 7 (8.86%) Maven
7 6 (7.59%) Subversion
8 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
8 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (5.06%) Ant
9 4 (5.06%) Appium
9 4 (5.06%) JBehave
9 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.80%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.80%) Robot Framework
10 3 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (2.53%) git-flow
11 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.06%) Games
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
4 3 (3.80%) Billing
4 3 (3.80%) Electronics
4 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.80%) Marketing
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Test Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Tester
3 11 (13.92%) Automation Tester
3 11 (13.92%) Test Manager
4 10 (12.66%) Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.86%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Developer in Test
8 4 (5.06%) Java Developer in Test
8 4 (5.06%) Scrum Master
8 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Agile Scrum Master
9 3 (3.80%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Java Scrum Master
9 3 (3.80%) QA Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) AngularJS
2 14 (17.72%) .NET
3 11 (13.92%) HTML
4 10 (12.66%) CSS
5 7 (8.86%) WebRTC
6 5 (6.33%) Hibernate
6 5 (6.33%) HTML5
6 5 (6.33%) Spring
6 5 (6.33%) Web Services
7 4 (5.06%) REST
7 4 (5.06%) XML
8 3 (3.80%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (3.80%) Apache Camel
8 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.80%) jQuery
8 3 (3.80%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (3.80%) Node.js
8 3 (3.80%) Sass
9 2 (2.53%) Angular 2
9 2 (2.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (7.59%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (7.59%) IPTV
2 6 (7.59%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (7.59%) STB
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) AS400
6 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.27%) iSeries
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
1 12 (15.19%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) Windows 10
3 8 (10.13%) Android
3 8 (10.13%) Apple iOS
4 7 (8.86%) Unix
5 3 (3.80%) CentOS
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (29.11%) TDD
4 19 (24.05%) Computer Science
5 16 (20.25%) Scrum
6 13 (16.46%) Test Scripting
7 12 (15.19%) Test Management
8 11 (13.92%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (12.66%) BDD
9 10 (12.66%) Decision-Making
9 10 (12.66%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.66%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (11.39%) DevOps
10 9 (11.39%) OOP
10 9 (11.39%) Security Testing
10 9 (11.39%) Test Planning
10 9 (11.39%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.39%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) C#
2 23 (29.11%) Java
3 21 (26.58%) JavaScript
4 17 (21.52%) Python
5 14 (17.72%) SQL
6 9 (11.39%) TypeScript
7 7 (8.86%) C
8 6 (7.59%) Perl
8 6 (7.59%) Ruby
9 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.53%) Groovy
11 2 (2.53%) Scala
12 1 (1.27%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.27%) SOQL
12 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) Degree
2 14 (17.72%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (11.39%) ISEB
5 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.52%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.06%) Docker
3 3 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.53%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.39%) VMware
3 8 (10.13%) Google
4 6 (7.59%) Huawei
4 6 (7.59%) Oracle
5 5 (6.33%) Atlassian
5 5 (6.33%) SAP
6 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.53%) HP
8 1 (1.27%) Citrix
8 1 (1.27%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com