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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 65 72 69
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 13 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.10% 0.66% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.89% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £316 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -12.50%
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
881 788 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.79% 74.69% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 407 331
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.98 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +4 11 £400 - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 26 (81.25%) C#
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) TDD
2 24 (75.00%) .NET
2 24 (75.00%) Oracle
2 24 (75.00%) Oracle Database
3 19 (59.38%) Scrum
4 18 (56.25%) NUnit
5 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (37.50%) OO
8 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (31.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (31.25%) Java
9 10 (31.25%) SOA
9 10 (31.25%) .NET Framework
9 10 (31.25%) Selenium
9 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (28.13%) WCF
10 9 (28.13%) SQL
10 9 (28.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (25.00%) Coaching
11 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
12 7 (21.88%) Windows
12 7 (21.88%) N-Tier
12 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
12 7 (21.88%) SCCM
12 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
12 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (31.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (12.50%) Content Management Server
3 3 (9.38%) CMS
4 1 (3.13%) Kentico
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) NUnit
2 16 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (31.25%) Selenium
5 6 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 4 (12.50%) JMeter
7 3 (9.38%) WatiN
7 3 (9.38%) JIRA
8 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.13%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) ScrumMaster
2 8 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (75.00%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) .NET Framework
3 9 (28.13%) WCF
3 9 (28.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
4 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (18.75%) Velocity
6 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (9.38%) XML
8 1 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) N-Tier
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows NT
2 6 (18.75%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) TDD
3 19 (59.38%) Scrum
4 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (37.50%) OO
6 10 (31.25%) SOA
7 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (25.00%) Coaching
8 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
9 6 (18.75%) Product Management
9 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 6 (18.75%) BDD
9 6 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (18.75%) Line Management
9 6 (18.75%) Project Management
9 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
10 5 (15.63%) MVC
10 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (12.50%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) C#
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) VBScript
5 5 (15.63%) VB
6 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.25%) C
8 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) HND
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Oracle
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Telerik
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
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