Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 26 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.28% 3.99% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 4.74% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
Slough median daily rate £400 £319 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.49% -6.93% +14.17%
10th Percentile £368 £274 £311
90th Percentile £493 £340 £382
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £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 202 232 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 73.72% 84.06% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 160 247
Slough median daily rate £425 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -6.45% +15.24%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £510
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Slough median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +117.14% -16.67%
10th Percentile £40.50 £8.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £41.50 £72.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -18.31% -34.26% +34.16%

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 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Puppet
4 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (33.33%) Ansible
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Deployment Diagram
5 2 (22.22%) ES6
5 2 (22.22%) API Development
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
5 2 (22.22%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (22.22%) React
5 2 (22.22%) Docker
5 2 (22.22%) Flask
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (22.22%) SoapUI

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 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) GitHub
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
1 2 (22.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Grunt
3 1 (11.11%) webpack
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) UI Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (11.11%) Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (11.11%) React Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) EJB
2 2 (22.22%) Flask
2 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) JPA
2 2 (22.22%) JSF
2 2 (22.22%) JSP
2 2 (22.22%) LESS
2 2 (22.22%) MSMQ
2 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (22.22%) React
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) Sass
2 2 (22.22%) Servlets
2 2 (22.22%) Struts
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
1 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) HPUX
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) API Development
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Deployment Diagram
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (22.22%) MSF
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) ES6
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Ansible
1 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft