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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 76 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.21% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
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£430 £410 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +27.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £335 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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
963 985 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.47% 75.42% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 575 410
Average daily rate £400 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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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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 +8 10 £430 +1.17% 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Finance
3 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (47.62%) TDD
4 10 (47.62%) HP UFT
4 10 (47.62%) BDD
5 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 9 (42.86%) Selenium
6 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
7 7 (33.33%) Test Management
7 7 (33.33%) C#
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) VBScript
8 6 (28.57%) .NET
8 6 (28.57%) Scrum
8 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle
9 5 (23.81%) Java
10 4 (19.05%) VB
10 4 (19.05%) UNIX
10 4 (19.05%) Windows
10 4 (19.05%) Windows NT
10 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
10 4 (19.05%) HP
10 4 (19.05%) ISEB
10 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
10 4 (19.05%) Automotive
10 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
10 4 (19.05%) Line Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) HP UFT
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.52%) eggPlant
4 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Automotive
3 2 (9.52%) German Language
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Development
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) DTV
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) UNIX
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (47.62%) BDD
3 10 (47.62%) TDD
4 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 7 (33.33%) Test Management
6 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
8 4 (19.05%) Line Management
8 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
10 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) VBScript
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Wall Street Systems
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft