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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank - 70 60
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 1.56% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.98% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 9
Average daily rate - £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
794 908 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.35% 78.48% 76.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 465 424
Average daily rate £390 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 5 (71.43%) Middleware
3 4 (57.14%) webMethods
3 4 (57.14%) SAP
3 4 (57.14%) Informatica
3 4 (57.14%) GxP
3 4 (57.14%) B2B
3 4 (57.14%) hybris
3 4 (57.14%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Client/Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Hybris Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
3 4 (57.14%) B2B
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) hybris
1 4 (57.14%) Informatica
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
1 4 (57.14%) webMethods
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) VMware