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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 - 30
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.45% - 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% - 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £319 - £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 111 121 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 80.43% 76.10% 85.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 82 140
Median daily rate £425 £423 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -32.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 28 June 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 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) RAD
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Regression 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) RAD
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA