Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 51 53
Rank change year-on-year +22 +2 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 66 49 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.14% 3.30% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.22% 4.13% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 59
Reading median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -3.54%
10th Percentile £284 £281 £280
90th Percentile £541 £456 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £43.50
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.50

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 1061 1186 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.57% 79.87% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 618 920
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £272 £228 £237
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £30.45
% change year-on-year -19.44% -40.89% +77.45%

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 November 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 22 November 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 35 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.97%) JavaScript
3 28 (42.42%) HTML
3 28 (42.42%) CSS
4 27 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (39.39%) TDD
5 26 (39.39%) Scrum
6 24 (36.36%) BDD
7 22 (33.33%) Degree
8 21 (31.82%) Computer Science
8 21 (31.82%) Twitter
8 21 (31.82%) Sass
8 21 (31.82%) HTML5
8 21 (31.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
9 20 (30.30%) Jasmine
9 20 (30.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 20 (30.30%) Karma Test Runner
9 20 (30.30%) gulp
9 20 (30.30%) Protractor
9 20 (30.30%) CRM
10 19 (28.79%) ECMAScript
10 19 (28.79%) ES6
10 19 (28.79%) webpack
10 19 (28.79%) Open Source
10 19 (28.79%) npm
11 16 (24.24%) Front End Development
12 15 (22.73%) C#
13 13 (19.70%) Selenium
14 12 (18.18%) SQL

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 (3.03%) Drupal
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.52%) Confluence
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.52%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.79%) npm
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.52%) FinancialForce
3 1 (1.52%) Heroku
3 1 (1.52%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Serverless
3 1 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.03%) Redis
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) IDOL
3 1 (1.52%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) gulp
1 20 (30.30%) Jasmine
1 20 (30.30%) Karma Test Runner
1 20 (30.30%) Protractor
2 19 (28.79%) webpack
3 13 (19.70%) Selenium
4 8 (12.12%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.06%) JMeter
5 4 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.55%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.03%) JIRA
7 2 (3.03%) Toad
8 1 (1.52%) Grunt
8 1 (1.52%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
1 4 (6.06%) Games
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Developer
2 15 (22.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (12.12%) Tester
4 7 (10.61%) C# Developer
4 7 (10.61%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) WPF Developer
6 5 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Scrum Master
8 3 (4.55%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Developer in Test
9 2 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (42.42%) CSS
1 28 (42.42%) HTML
2 21 (31.82%) HTML5
2 21 (31.82%) Sass
3 20 (30.30%) AngularJS
3 20 (30.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (9.09%) React
4 6 (9.09%) WPF
5 5 (7.58%) .NET
6 4 (6.06%) XML
7 3 (4.55%) jQuery
8 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.03%) Drush
8 2 (3.03%) Kafka
8 2 (3.03%) Node.js
8 2 (3.03%) OAuth
8 2 (3.03%) OAuth2
8 2 (3.03%) RESTful
8 2 (3.03%) Web Services
9 1 (1.52%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (39.39%) Scrum
3 26 (39.39%) TDD
4 24 (36.36%) BDD
5 20 (30.30%) CRM
6 19 (28.79%) Open Source
7 16 (24.24%) Front End Development
8 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.58%) DevOps
10 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
10 4 (6.06%) Defect Management
10 4 (6.06%) Functional Testing
10 4 (6.06%) Project Planning
11 3 (4.55%) Analytics
11 3 (4.55%) Integration Testing
11 3 (4.55%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.55%) System Testing
11 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
11 3 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.97%) JavaScript
2 19 (28.79%) ECMAScript
2 19 (28.79%) ES6
3 15 (22.73%) C#
4 12 (18.18%) SQL
5 8 (12.12%) Java
6 2 (3.03%) PHP
6 2 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (1.52%) C++
7 1 (1.52%) Scala
7 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (33.33%) Degree
2 21 (31.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) ISEB
4 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.52%) LXC
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) MOM
3 1 (1.52%) Ansible
3 1 (1.52%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.52%) Graphite
3 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.52%) Mesos
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Twitter
2 6 (9.09%) DevExpress
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle
4 3 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) Sun
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe
6 1 (1.52%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.52%) Ariba
6 1 (1.52%) F5
6 1 (1.52%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.52%) New Relic
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Splunk
6 1 (1.52%) Trillium