Period
to 25 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 36 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.70% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.87% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Slough median daily rate £438 - £313
10th Percentile £384 - £306
90th Percentile £481 - £408
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +20.00% +1.35% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 256 230 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 89.82% 81.27% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 151 155
Slough median daily rate £415 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.22% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £538 £561
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Slough median hourly rate £13.00 £41.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.29% - +182.76%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%

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 May 2019, 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 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Docker

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer in Test
1 1 (50.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cypress Semiconductor