Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 22 30
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.87% 3.83% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 5.07% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Slough median daily rate £445 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +25.49% -3.41%
10th Percentile £340 £343 £274
90th Percentile £581 £500 £340
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough 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 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 281 217 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 80.52% 75.61% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 148 165
Slough median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -0.68%
10th Percentile £215 £298 £235
90th Percentile £572 £575 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 £41.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.37% +141.18% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.45 £40.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.30 £41.50 £40.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +48.28% -21.62% -27.55%

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 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Slough

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) User Experience
3 2 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) VPLS
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) WPF
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing

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%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
1 1 (10.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) VPLS
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) GitLab
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Iteration Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Juniper
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle