Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 25 April 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 > Slough
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 31 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.09% 0.79% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.96% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Slough median daily rate £525 £420 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +21.74% +15.00%
10th Percentile £513 £410 £325
90th Percentile £538 £430 £384
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £365 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% -8.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £45.00

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 Slough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 218 209 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 79.27% 82.28% 84.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 153 221
Slough median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £235 £250
90th Percentile £562 £558 £526
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £419 £400
% change year-on-year +1.43% +4.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 13
Slough median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +173.33% -31.82%
10th Percentile £40.50 £13.47 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £41.50 £43.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% -23.43%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Slough

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Slough

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Slough region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Star Schema
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Dropwizard
1 1 (33.33%) Flask
1 1 (33.33%) GraphQL
1 1 (33.33%) Kafka
1 1 (33.33%) LESS
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Sass
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Design
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Ingestion
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) ES6
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle