The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 63 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 17 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.30% 0.77% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.07% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £320 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 750 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.04% 72.46% 67.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 406 297
Average daily rate £367 £370 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.81% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Automated Testing
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 13 £400 +18.51% 1
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (78.13%) C#
2 24 (75.00%) Oracle
2 24 (75.00%) TDD
2 24 (75.00%) Oracle Database
3 23 (71.88%) Scrum
3 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (71.88%) .NET
4 21 (65.63%) Visual Studio
4 21 (65.63%) NUnit
4 21 (65.63%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 15 (46.88%) OO
6 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (40.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (40.63%) SOA
7 13 (40.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (37.50%) WCF
8 12 (37.50%) .NET Framework
8 12 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
10 9 (28.13%) N-Tier
10 9 (28.13%) SCCM
11 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
11 7 (21.88%) Selenium
12 6 (18.75%) MVC
12 6 (18.75%) Velocity
12 6 (18.75%) SQL
12 6 (18.75%) Project Management
12 6 (18.75%) BDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (40.63%) 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 13 (40.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (65.63%) Visual Studio
1 21 (65.63%) NUnit
2 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (21.88%) Selenium
4 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
5 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (6.25%) JMeter
7 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.13%) Subversion
7 1 (3.13%) JIRA
7 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.13%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) ScrumMaster
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (71.88%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 12 (37.50%) WCF
2 12 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (18.75%) Velocity
5 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) TDD
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
2 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (65.63%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (46.88%) OO
5 13 (40.63%) SOA
6 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
7 6 (18.75%) Project Management
7 6 (18.75%) MVC
7 6 (18.75%) Product Management
7 6 (18.75%) BDD
8 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.50%) Content Management
10 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
10 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Kanban
10 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
10 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) C#
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (9.38%) VBScript
4 3 (9.38%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Oracle
2 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) HP