The first table below looks at the demand for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 82 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 3 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.23% 0.97% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.35% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £263 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £191 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £284
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +18.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
981 739 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.43% 72.03% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 400 305
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £256 £232
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 38 29 29
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 £25.80 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 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 -13 1 £240 -8.57% 1
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (40.00%) PhantomJS
5 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) OO
7 2 (20.00%) ISEB
7 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (20.00%) SAP
7 2 (20.00%) JMeter
7 2 (20.00%) TDD
7 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 1 (10.00%) JIRA
8 1 (10.00%) QA
8 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (40.00%) PhantomJS
2 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Tester
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Coordinator
4 1 (10.00%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SAP