The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank - 85 82
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 0 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.33% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.41% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+184.66% -
Automation 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
839 979 968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 85.70% 81.38% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 482 577
Median daily rate £411 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.77% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 39
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Laravel
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL

Automation 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 1 (33.33%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead PHP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Laravel
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB