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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 65 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.26% 0.83% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.10% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 11
Average daily rate
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£410 £350 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +30.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -15.00%
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
874 821 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.26% 75.39% 70.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 428 370
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £53.40 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 11 £400 +18.51% 3
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (82.35%) C#
2 26 (76.47%) Oracle
2 26 (76.47%) TDD
2 26 (76.47%) Oracle Database
3 23 (67.65%) Scrum
3 23 (67.65%) .NET
4 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (61.76%) NUnit
5 21 (61.76%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (58.82%) Visual Studio
7 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
8 15 (44.12%) OO
8 15 (44.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (38.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (38.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (38.24%) SOA
10 12 (35.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 12 (35.29%) WCF
11 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
12 10 (29.41%) Configuration Management
13 9 (26.47%) N-Tier
13 9 (26.47%) Selenium
13 9 (26.47%) SCCM
14 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
14 7 (20.59%) SQL
14 7 (20.59%) Java
14 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (20.59%) BDD
14 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
15 6 (17.65%) Product Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (38.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (11.76%) Content Management Server
3 3 (8.82%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) Kentico
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (76.47%) Oracle Database
2 13 (38.24%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (61.76%) NUnit
2 20 (58.82%) Visual Studio
3 15 (44.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (26.47%) Selenium
5 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 5 (14.71%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (8.82%) JMeter
8 2 (5.88%) JIRA
9 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.94%) Subversion
9 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.94%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (2.94%) WatiN
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) ScrumMaster
3 8 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Software Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (67.65%) .NET
2 12 (35.29%) WCF
2 12 (35.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
4 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
4 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (17.65%) Velocity
6 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.94%) jQuery
7 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows NT
2 5 (14.71%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) TDD
2 23 (67.65%) Scrum
3 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (61.76%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (44.12%) OO
6 13 (38.24%) SOA
7 10 (29.41%) Configuration Management
8 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) BDD
9 6 (17.65%) Product Management
9 6 (17.65%) Project Management
9 6 (17.65%) MVC
10 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
10 5 (14.71%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (11.76%) Content Management
12 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
12 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
12 3 (8.82%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) C#
2 7 (20.59%) Java
2 7 (20.59%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) VBScript
3 5 (14.71%) VB
4 2 (5.88%) C
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Oracle
2 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Telerik