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 24 June 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.

Automated Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 52 27
Rank change year-on-year +15 -25  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.48% 2.31% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 2.89% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 36
Median daily rate £373 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.47% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £455 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

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 455 693 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.27% 80.12% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 412 321
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £40.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 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 24 June 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 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) TDD
3 17 (51.52%) BDD
4 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (33.33%) C#
6 9 (27.27%) C++
6 9 (27.27%) Selenium
6 9 (27.27%) Degree
7 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
8 7 (21.21%) Java
8 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
8 7 (21.21%) User Stories
8 7 (21.21%) Unity DI Container
8 7 (21.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (21.21%) Unreal Engine
9 6 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 5 (15.15%) JSON
10 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
10 5 (15.15%) SQL
10 5 (15.15%) HTTP
10 5 (15.15%) SDLC
11 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
11 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
11 4 (12.12%) Apigee
11 4 (12.12%) SOAP
11 4 (12.12%) .NET
11 4 (12.12%) SQL Server

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 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
1 1 (3.03%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Redis
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.12%) JIRA
4 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.06%) Fiddler
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.06%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) Appium
6 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.03%) Calabash
6 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (12.12%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Publishing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Developer
1 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Agile C# Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Developer
3 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 3 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 3 (9.09%) C++/C# Developer
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Scrum Master
3 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Designer
4 2 (6.06%) Java Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 7 (21.21%) Unity DI Container
1 7 (21.21%) Unreal Engine
2 5 (15.15%) JSON
3 4 (12.12%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) REST
3 4 (12.12%) SOAP
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) XML
5 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.06%) Kafka
5 2 (6.06%) Node.js
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
6 1 (3.03%) Django
6 1 (3.03%) EDI
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.03%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Debian
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) TDD
3 17 (51.52%) BDD
4 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
5 7 (21.21%) User Stories
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC
8 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 3 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (9.09%) DevOps
9 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) C++
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) C
7 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.06%) Python
7 2 (6.06%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Apigee
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) Twitter
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago