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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 68 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.26% 0.81% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.13% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 8
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 £352 £320 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
943 710 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.55% 72.01% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 375 304
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £231
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 40 28 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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 22 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 22 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 +7 12 £400 +18.51% 4
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 26 (78.79%) C#
2 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 25 (75.76%) Oracle
2 25 (75.76%) TDD
2 25 (75.76%) Oracle Database
3 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (69.70%) Scrum
5 22 (66.67%) NUnit
5 22 (66.67%) Visual Studio
5 22 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
7 16 (48.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (45.45%) OO
9 13 (39.39%) SOA
9 13 (39.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (39.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
11 11 (33.33%) WCF
11 11 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
13 8 (24.24%) N-Tier
13 8 (24.24%) SCCM
14 7 (21.21%) Product Management
14 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (21.21%) BDD
14 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
14 7 (21.21%) Project Management
14 7 (21.21%) Velocity
14 7 (21.21%) Selenium
15 6 (18.18%) MVC

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (39.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (15.15%) Content Management Server
3 3 (9.09%) CMS
4 2 (6.06%) Kentico
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) Oracle Database
2 13 (39.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) NUnit
1 22 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 16 (48.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (21.21%) Selenium
4 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
5 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (6.06%) JMeter
7 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.03%) JIRA
7 1 (3.03%) Subversion
7 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.03%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) ScrumMaster
3 7 (21.21%) Senior Developer
4 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Software Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 11 (33.33%) WCF
3 11 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
4 7 (21.21%) Velocity
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) UNIX
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) TDD
2 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (69.70%) Scrum
4 22 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (45.45%) OO
6 13 (39.39%) SOA
7 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
8 7 (21.21%) Product Management
8 7 (21.21%) BDD
8 7 (21.21%) Project Management
9 6 (18.18%) MVC
10 5 (15.15%) Content Management
10 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Kanban
12 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
13 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) C#
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) VBScript
4 3 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Oracle
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) HP
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