Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 45 50
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 57 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.95% 3.36% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 4.08% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 36
Reading median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £217 £323
90th Percentile £503 £538 £506
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +9.93%
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 1,234 1,029 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.58% 82.32% 80.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 565 749
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £229 £271 £244
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 40
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £16.74 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.43% -21.52% -11.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.00 £14.63
90th Percentile £58.25 £50.63 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (49.12%) SQL
3 24 (42.11%) Java
3 24 (42.11%) Selenium
4 22 (38.60%) Cucumber
5 14 (24.56%) C#
5 14 (24.56%) BDD
6 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
6 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
6 13 (22.81%) JMeter
6 13 (22.81%) Test Scripting
6 13 (22.81%) TDD
7 12 (21.05%) JIRA
7 12 (21.05%) SoapUI
8 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
8 10 (17.54%) API Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
9 9 (15.79%) Python
9 9 (15.79%) SpecFlow
10 8 (14.04%) Defect Management
10 8 (14.04%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (14.04%) SDLC
10 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
10 8 (14.04%) SOAP
10 8 (14.04%) Robotics
10 8 (14.04%) Scrum
11 7 (12.28%) ComArch

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 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) Confluence
2 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) GitHub
2 4 (7.02%) BrowserStack
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.02%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.51%) SaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.75%) IaaS
5 1 (1.75%) npm
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) DVB
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) SSH
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Power BI
3 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (42.11%) Selenium
2 22 (38.60%) Cucumber
3 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
3 13 (22.81%) JMeter
4 12 (21.05%) JIRA
4 12 (21.05%) SoapUI
5 9 (15.79%) SpecFlow
6 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.77%) HP UFT
8 4 (7.02%) Protractor
8 4 (7.02%) Zephyr
9 3 (5.26%) Maven
9 3 (5.26%) NUnit
9 3 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (5.26%) RSpec
9 3 (5.26%) Subversion
10 2 (3.51%) Grunt
10 2 (3.51%) Hudson
10 2 (3.51%) JUnit
10 2 (3.51%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Back Office
2 7 (12.28%) Front Office
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
2 19 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Tester
4 8 (14.04%) Test Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Automation Tester
7 5 (8.77%) Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Integration Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Integration Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.51%) OSS Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Software Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) SOAP
2 6 (10.53%) CSS
2 6 (10.53%) HTML
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 5 (8.77%) REST
4 4 (7.02%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.02%) HTML5
5 3 (5.26%) .NET
5 3 (5.26%) LESS
5 3 (5.26%) Node.js
5 3 (5.26%) Sass
5 3 (5.26%) Web Services
6 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.51%) Chai
6 2 (3.51%) CSS3
6 2 (3.51%) React
7 1 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.75%) Kafka
7 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.75%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Robotics
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.77%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.75%) IPTV
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) RIA
5 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.75%) STB
5 1 (1.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Unix
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
4 1 (1.75%) Debian
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) BDD
3 13 (22.81%) TDD
3 13 (22.81%) Test Scripting
4 10 (17.54%) API Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
5 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.04%) Defect Management
6 8 (14.04%) Scrum
6 8 (14.04%) SDLC
6 8 (14.04%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Change Control
7 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (12.28%) Service Management
7 7 (12.28%) Task Automation
7 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Workflow
8 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) SQL
2 24 (42.11%) Java
3 14 (24.56%) C#
4 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.79%) Python
5 5 (8.77%) VBScript
6 4 (7.02%) C
6 4 (7.02%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) AWK
8 1 (1.75%) Groovy
8 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (1.75%) Scala
8 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ISEB
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.75%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
1 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.51%) Ansible
2 2 (3.51%) Grafana
2 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Graphite
3 1 (1.75%) Kibana
3 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) Mesos
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.75%) Salt
3 1 (1.75%) SELinux
3 1 (1.75%) StatsD
3 1 (1.75%) Terraform
3 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) BMC
1 7 (12.28%) ComArch
1 7 (12.28%) HP
1 7 (12.28%) Remedy
1 7 (12.28%) TIBCO
1 7 (12.28%) UiPath
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Capita
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix
4 1 (1.75%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) Huawei
4 1 (1.75%) New Relic
4 1 (1.75%) Splunk
4 1 (1.75%) VMware