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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank - 83 71
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.39% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.48% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 11
Median daily rate - £225 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
882 1038 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 84.48% 80.47% 77.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 504 505
Median daily rate £405 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 28
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.59 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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