Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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 > Slough
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 34 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.38% 3.18% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 4.07% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Slough median daily rate £400 £318 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.79% +1.76% +5.93%
10th Percentile £343 £273 £191
90th Percentile £500 £329 £340
Berkshire median daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -1.29% +3.33% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
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 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 223 246 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 75.34% 78.34% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 157 273
Slough median daily rate £425 £363 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +2.84% +0.71%
10th Percentile £266 £225 £213
90th Percentile £569 £488 £510
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Slough median hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.55% -42.11% +97.92%
10th Percentile £14.00 £8.50 £15.88
90th Percentile £34.30 £40.25 £43.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%

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

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Slough over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 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 Slough region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (40.00%) Ansible
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (30.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) Sass
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Puppet
5 3 (30.00%) Selenium
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Spring
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) Unix
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
6 2 (20.00%) EJB
6 2 (20.00%) SOA
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (20.00%) Intranet
6 2 (20.00%) Internet

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 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) GitHub
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Grunt
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) webpack
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) UI Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (10.00%) Hadoop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) Sass
1 3 (30.00%) Spring
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) EJB
2 2 (20.00%) Flask
2 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) JPA
2 2 (20.00%) JSF
2 2 (20.00%) JSP
2 2 (20.00%) LESS
2 2 (20.00%) MSMQ
2 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (20.00%) React
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) Servlets
2 2 (20.00%) Struts
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) HPUX
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) API Development
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (20.00%) MSF
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) ES6
4 2 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) GraphQL
5 1 (10.00%) Kotlin
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Ansible
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (30.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft