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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 64 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.60% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.62% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £463 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.47% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £216 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £372 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
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
690 970 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.44% 77.91% 77.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 476 552
Median daily rate £430 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 55
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.36% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.87 £10.00 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +18 5 £463 +156.94% 4
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 7 (38.89%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) Unix
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) XML
5 6 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
6 5 (27.78%) .NET
6 5 (27.78%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) J2EE
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) SOAP
7 4 (22.22%) LDAP
7 4 (22.22%) JMS
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) Avaya
7 4 (22.22%) Genesys

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) CMS
1 4 (22.22%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (27.78%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.11%) MSTest
5 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.56%) JMeter
6 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Military
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) EPiServer Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Developer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Scrum Master
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 4 (22.22%) CSS
3 4 (22.22%) CSS3
3 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 4 (22.22%) HTML5
3 4 (22.22%) J2EE
3 4 (22.22%) JMS
3 4 (22.22%) jQuery
3 4 (22.22%) LESS
3 4 (22.22%) Node.js
3 4 (22.22%) React
3 4 (22.22%) REST
3 4 (22.22%) Sass
3 4 (22.22%) SOAP
3 4 (22.22%) Spring
3 4 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Unix
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Android
3 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
2 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
4 4 (22.22%) Benchmarking
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) ERP
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) OOD
6 2 (11.11%) QA Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) Perl
5 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Avaya
1 4 (22.22%) EPiServer
1 4 (22.22%) Genesys
1 4 (22.22%) KANA
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP