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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 64 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 20 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.65% 1.56% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.05% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £365 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £405 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
939 782 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.48% 76.22% 74.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 429 288
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £258 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 45
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £28.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -6 17 £394 -1.56% 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 21 (80.77%) .NET
2 19 (73.08%) C#
3 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 18 (69.23%) NUnit
4 17 (65.38%) WCF
4 17 (65.38%) SOA
5 16 (61.54%) Scrum
5 16 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (57.69%) TDD
7 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (50.00%) OOD
8 13 (50.00%) OO
9 12 (46.15%) Kentico
10 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
10 11 (42.31%) CMS
11 10 (38.46%) MVC
11 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (34.62%) SQL
13 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
13 8 (30.77%) Selenium
13 8 (30.77%) jQuery
14 7 (26.92%) Oracle
15 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
15 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
16 5 (19.23%) Java
17 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
17 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
17 4 (15.38%) Release Management
17 4 (15.38%) DevOps
17 4 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (46.15%) Kentico
2 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
2 11 (42.31%) CMS
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
1 2 (7.69%) PaaS
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) NUnit
2 16 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
3 8 (30.77%) Selenium
4 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (7.69%) JMeter
5 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) WatiN
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.85%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) .NET Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Configuration Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) CMS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (80.77%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) WCF
3 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 8 (30.77%) jQuery
5 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 4 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.69%) XML
8 1 (3.85%) CSS3
8 1 (3.85%) HTML5
8 1 (3.85%) Ajax
8 1 (3.85%) CSS
8 1 (3.85%) SOAP
8 1 (3.85%) Web Services
8 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows NT
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) SOA
2 16 (61.54%) Scrum
3 15 (57.69%) TDD
4 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (50.00%) OOD
5 13 (50.00%) OO
6 10 (38.46%) MVC
7 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 4 (15.38%) Release Management
7 4 (15.38%) DevOps
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Content Management
9 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
9 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (7.69%) Line Management
9 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) HND
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Northgate
3 1 (3.85%) Telerik