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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 76 51 73
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +22
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 7 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.58% 1.68% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 2.29% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate £350 £225 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £211 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £355 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
845 611 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.42% 73.26% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 356 381
Average daily rate £355 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
4 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (50.00%) PhantomJS
4 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) SOAP
4 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) OO
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) JMeter
7 1 (12.50%) Automotive
7 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (12.50%) Python
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) ISEB
7 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) OOP

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian