The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 79 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.72% 1.95% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £344 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.97% +23.33%
Test Automation
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
944 720 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 75.28% 70.18% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 380 248
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 47
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Buckinghamshire region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 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 -27 4 £350 - 1
High Wycombe -2 1 £230 -8.00%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) C#
3 18 (75.00%) SQL
3 18 (75.00%) Selenium
4 13 (54.17%) WebDriver
4 13 (54.17%) BDD
4 13 (54.17%) Java
4 13 (54.17%) UNIX
4 13 (54.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (50.00%) Windows
5 12 (50.00%) VBScript
5 12 (50.00%) .NET
6 11 (45.83%) Oracle
6 11 (45.83%) Windows NT
6 11 (45.83%) Oracle Database
7 10 (41.67%) Finance
7 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
7 10 (41.67%) TDD
8 9 (37.50%) JMeter
8 9 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (37.50%) Line Management
9 7 (29.17%) VB
9 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
9 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (29.17%) QA
10 5 (20.83%) JIRA
11 4 (16.67%) ISEB
11 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
11 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) WebDriver
2 13 (54.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (37.50%) JMeter
4 5 (20.83%) JIRA
5 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (8.33%) Bugzilla
6 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (8.33%) Subversion
7 1 (4.17%) Maven
7 1 (4.17%) Ant
7 1 (4.17%) eggPlant
7 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Test Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) UNIX
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 11 (45.83%) Windows NT
4 1 (4.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) BDD
3 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 10 (41.67%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (37.50%) Line Management
5 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.33%) Scrum
8 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) Test Management
9 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.17%) System Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 18 (75.00%) SQL
3 13 (54.17%) Java
4 12 (50.00%) VBScript
5 7 (29.17%) VB
6 3 (12.50%) C
6 3 (12.50%) C++
7 2 (8.33%) Perl
7 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) HP
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