Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 32 48
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 75 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.97% 4.83% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.73% 5.82% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 27
Reading median daily rate £395 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.95% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £265 £285
90th Percentile £518 £538 £453
Berkshire median daily rate £395 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +2.60% -0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1,309 1,048 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.75% 82.98% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 611 633
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £228
90th Percentile £577 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 44 47
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -33.33% -27.18%
10th Percentile £17.40 £10.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £63.15 £45.18 £50.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% -41.67%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018, 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 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (54.67%) SQL
3 35 (46.67%) Selenium
4 33 (44.00%) Java
5 31 (41.33%) Cucumber
6 17 (22.67%) JMeter
6 17 (22.67%) BDD
7 16 (21.33%) C#
8 15 (20.00%) Scrum
9 14 (18.67%) XML
9 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (18.67%) TDD
9 14 (18.67%) Git (software)
9 14 (18.67%) SoapUI
10 13 (17.33%) Web Services
11 12 (16.00%) .NET
11 12 (16.00%) C++
11 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.00%) Test Scripting
12 11 (14.67%) Integration Testing
12 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
12 11 (14.67%) JIRA
12 11 (14.67%) JUnit
12 11 (14.67%) Gatling
13 10 (13.33%) API Testing
13 10 (13.33%) Procedural Programming
13 10 (13.33%) Geb
13 10 (13.33%) Scala
13 10 (13.33%) Windows
13 10 (13.33%) EDI

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 3 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (2.67%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.00%) IaaS
2 6 (8.00%) PaaS
3 5 (6.67%) GitHub
4 4 (5.33%) BrowserStack
4 4 (5.33%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.00%) Boomi
6 2 (2.67%) SaaS
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.33%) npm
7 1 (1.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) DVB
2 1 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Power BI
2 5 (6.67%) Data Lake
2 5 (6.67%) HDInsight
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (46.67%) Selenium
2 31 (41.33%) Cucumber
3 17 (22.67%) JMeter
4 14 (18.67%) Git (software)
4 14 (18.67%) SoapUI
5 11 (14.67%) Gatling
5 11 (14.67%) JIRA
5 11 (14.67%) JUnit
6 10 (13.33%) Geb
7 9 (12.00%) SpecFlow
8 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
9 6 (8.00%) Visual Studio
10 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (5.33%) HP UFT
11 4 (5.33%) Protractor
11 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
11 4 (5.33%) Zephyr
12 3 (4.00%) Maven
12 3 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (4.00%) RSpec
General
1 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.33%) Back Office
2 7 (9.33%) Front Office
3 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Tester
2 19 (25.33%) Analyst
3 18 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Senior Tester
5 9 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.00%) Performance Tester
6 8 (10.67%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (10.67%) Senior Performance Tester
6 8 (10.67%) Test Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Integration Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Integration Test Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (4.00%) Manual Tester
10 3 (4.00%) OSS Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Manual Tester
10 3 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) XML
2 13 (17.33%) Web Services
3 12 (16.00%) .NET
4 10 (13.33%) EDI
4 10 (13.33%) JSON
5 8 (10.67%) CSS
5 8 (10.67%) HTML
5 8 (10.67%) SOAP
6 6 (8.00%) HTML5
7 5 (6.67%) LESS
7 5 (6.67%) REST
7 5 (6.67%) Sass
8 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
8 3 (4.00%) Node.js
9 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.67%) Chai
9 2 (2.67%) CSS3
9 2 (2.67%) React
9 2 (2.67%) RESTful
9 2 (2.67%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Robotics
2 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.33%) IPTV
5 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) RIA
5 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.33%) STB
5 1 (1.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.67%) BDD
3 15 (20.00%) Scrum
4 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (18.67%) TDD
5 12 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (14.67%) Integration Testing
7 10 (13.33%) API Testing
7 10 (13.33%) Procedural Programming
7 10 (13.33%) Security Testing
8 9 (12.00%) CRM
9 8 (10.67%) DevOps
9 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
9 8 (10.67%) Service Management
9 8 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.67%) Workflow
10 7 (9.33%) Analytics
10 7 (9.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (9.33%) Defect Management
10 7 (9.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) SQL
2 33 (44.00%) Java
3 16 (21.33%) C#
4 12 (16.00%) C++
5 10 (13.33%) Groovy
5 10 (13.33%) Scala
6 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.67%) Python
7 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.33%) C
8 4 (5.33%) VBScript
9 2 (2.67%) Perl
10 1 (1.33%) AWK
10 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.33%) Ruby
10 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.67%) ISEB
4 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
2 5 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Ansible
1 2 (2.67%) Grafana
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Graphite
2 1 (1.33%) Kibana
2 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.33%) Mesos
2 1 (1.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.33%) Salt
2 1 (1.33%) StatsD
2 1 (1.33%) Terraform
2 1 (1.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) BMC
2 8 (10.67%) ComArch
2 8 (10.67%) Remedy
3 7 (9.33%) TIBCO
3 7 (9.33%) UiPath
4 6 (8.00%) HP
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle
6 3 (4.00%) Dell
7 2 (2.67%) Huawei
8 1 (1.33%) Citrix
8 1 (1.33%) Google
8 1 (1.33%) New Relic
8 1 (1.33%) Splunk
8 1 (1.33%) VMware