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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 79 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.71% 0.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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
865 778 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.03% 75.39% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 430 275
Average daily rate £375 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 44
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.63 £10.69 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 -6 6 £425 +112.50%
High Wycombe +1 2 £313 +4.16%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) Selenium
3 18 (69.23%) C#
4 16 (61.54%) SQL
5 15 (57.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (53.85%) Java
7 13 (50.00%) VBScript
7 13 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 13 (50.00%) BDD
8 12 (46.15%) .NET
9 11 (42.31%) UNIX
9 11 (42.31%) TDD
9 11 (42.31%) Finance
10 10 (38.46%) Windows
11 9 (34.62%) Windows NT
11 9 (34.62%) Oracle
11 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
11 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database
12 8 (30.77%) Line Management
12 8 (30.77%) JMeter
13 7 (26.92%) VB
13 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (26.92%) QA
14 6 (23.08%) JIRA
14 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (19.23%) Scrum
15 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
15 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
16 4 (15.38%) HP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (3.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) CDMA
1 3 (11.54%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (76.92%) Selenium
2 15 (57.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (30.77%) JMeter
5 6 (23.08%) JIRA
6 4 (15.38%) eggPlant
6 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
7 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (7.69%) Subversion
8 2 (7.69%) Bugzilla
8 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.85%) Ant
9 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Tester
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Software Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Quality Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) WinForms
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (7.69%) LINQ
3 2 (7.69%) WCF
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.85%) WPF
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) XHTML
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
1 3 (11.54%) iPhone
1 3 (11.54%) Open Source
1 3 (11.54%) iPad
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) UNIX
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Windows NT
4 3 (11.54%) Android
4 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) BDD
3 11 (42.31%) TDD
4 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
5 8 (30.77%) Line Management
6 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Scrum
8 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (11.54%) User Stories
10 3 (11.54%) Test Management
10 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
11 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
12 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
12 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
12 1 (3.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C#
2 16 (61.54%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) Java
4 13 (50.00%) VBScript
5 7 (26.92%) VB
6 3 (11.54%) C++
6 3 (11.54%) C
7 2 (7.69%) Perl
7 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.69%) Python
8 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) SAP