The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aylesbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 5 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aylesbury 12.50% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.97% +23.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Aylesbury region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Aylesbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
11 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aylesbury 68.75% 81.25% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 2
Average daily rate £313 £340 £501
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% -32.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Aylesbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Aylesbury

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Aylesbury region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Aylesbury

Test Automation
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Aylesbury

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aylesbury region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Ant

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Aylesbury by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aylesbury region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center