The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 85 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.25% 0.35% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.48% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate £328 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.27% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £365 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £365 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
857 619 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.48% 72.74% 66.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 355 387
Average daily rate £365 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £149.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Automation
South East

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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -16 2 £325 -10.95% 3
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 4 (44.44%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Back Office
5 2 (22.22%) CMS
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Windows CE
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) BDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) Kentico
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Ranorex
4 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Test Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft