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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 61 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.54% 1.33% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 0
Average daily rate
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£418 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
871 790 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.70% 74.81% 70.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 406 352
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 33 36 54
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 £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 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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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 +1 10 £425 +21.42% 3
Aylesbury - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 2
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (94.44%) C#
3 16 (88.89%) Selenium
4 15 (83.33%) SQL
5 11 (61.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (61.11%) BDD
5 11 (61.11%) WebDriver
6 10 (55.56%) VBScript
6 10 (55.56%) Windows
6 10 (55.56%) .NET
7 9 (50.00%) Oracle
7 9 (50.00%) Java
7 9 (50.00%) Windows NT
7 9 (50.00%) UNIX
7 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
8 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
8 8 (44.44%) Finance
8 8 (44.44%) TDD
9 7 (38.89%) JMeter
9 7 (38.89%) VB
9 7 (38.89%) Line Management
9 7 (38.89%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
11 5 (27.78%) QA
11 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
12 4 (22.22%) JIRA
12 4 (22.22%) ISEB
13 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
13 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Selenium
2 11 (61.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (61.11%) WebDriver
3 7 (38.89%) JMeter
4 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows NT
2 9 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 8 (44.44%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) Line Management
4 7 (38.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) User Stories
9 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.56%) System Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 15 (83.33%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) VBScript
4 9 (50.00%) Java
5 7 (38.89%) VB
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
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