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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 78 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.34% 1.33% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.77% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £334 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £350 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
878 791 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.79% 75.33% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 409 345
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +57.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 2 £411 +17.50%
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) DTV
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP