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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 88 65 70
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.22% 1.26% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 1.69% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £360 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
1080 886 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.72% 74.20% 76.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 514 431
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -16 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Retail

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP