The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 84 69 69
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.16% 1.29% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 1.71% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £354 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
Automated Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
959 992 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.53% 75.55% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 577 402
Average daily rate £391 £368 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -17 2 £400 - 2
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (25.00%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) NUnit
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) Docker

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Kentico
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) HP