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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 62 72 87
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%

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
694 785 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.33% 80.76% 80.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 381 501
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 40
Median hourly rate £38.50 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.12% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.17 £8.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 Automation Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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 +5 1 £290 - 3
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 10 (76.92%) BDD
2 9 (69.23%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) SDLC
6 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
6 4 (30.77%) Retail
6 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 4 (30.77%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) SDET
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 2 (15.38%) XML
8 2 (15.38%) Avaya
8 2 (15.38%) IVR
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) JIRA
8 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
8 2 (15.38%) QA
8 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
9 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
9 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting

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:

Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Protractor
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Automation Test Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Integration Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Integration Test Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Developer in Test
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
3 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) BDD
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
4 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SDET
2 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Avaya