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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 74 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 13 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.01% 1.14% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.60% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
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£413 £400 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +49.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £419 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
984 750 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 76.22% 71.16% 72.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 415 269
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 32 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Milton Keynes -13 10 £433 +8.12% 3
High Wycombe - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 23 (82.14%) C#
2 20 (71.43%) .NET
3 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (60.71%) TDD
5 16 (57.14%) Oracle
6 15 (53.57%) NUnit
6 15 (53.57%) Selenium
6 15 (53.57%) Oracle Database
7 14 (50.00%) WCF
7 14 (50.00%) SOA
8 13 (46.43%) SQL
8 13 (46.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (42.86%) Scrum
10 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
11 10 (35.71%) Java
11 10 (35.71%) OO
12 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
12 9 (32.14%) .NET Framework
13 8 (28.57%) Windows
13 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
13 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
13 8 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
14 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
14 7 (25.00%) BDD
14 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (25.00%) Line Management
14 7 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
14 7 (25.00%) UNIX

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (21.43%) CMS
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (21.43%) Kentico
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle Database
2 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) NUnit
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
4 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (17.86%) JMeter
6 3 (10.71%) WatiN
6 3 (10.71%) JIRA
7 1 (3.57%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Management Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) WCF
3 9 (32.14%) .NET Framework
4 8 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (17.86%) jQuery
6 4 (14.29%) XML
7 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 1 (3.57%) HTML5
9 1 (3.57%) CSS3
9 1 (3.57%) CSS
9 1 (3.57%) SOAP
9 1 (3.57%) Web Services
9 1 (3.57%) HTML
9 1 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) UNIX
2 7 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.57%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) TDD
3 14 (50.00%) SOA
4 12 (42.86%) Scrum
5 10 (35.71%) OO
6 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (25.00%) BDD
7 7 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (25.00%) Line Management
7 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (21.43%) OOD
9 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (14.29%) Release Management
10 4 (14.29%) Coaching
10 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (10.71%) Content Management
11 3 (10.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) C#
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 10 (35.71%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) VBScript
5 5 (17.86%) VB
6 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (7.14%) PHP
8 1 (3.57%) C++
8 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) HND
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Telerik
4 2 (7.14%) HP
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