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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 64 67 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.71% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.65% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £313 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.04% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%

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
695 766 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.96% 80.89% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 388 482
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 39
Median hourly rate £38.50 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.12% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.19 £8.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) SDLC
4 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
4 5 (62.50%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) .NET
4 5 (62.50%) Selenium
5 3 (37.50%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (25.00%) SDET
7 1 (12.50%) REST
7 1 (12.50%) Calabash
7 1 (12.50%) JIRA
7 1 (12.50%) QA
7 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) VB
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) Python
7 1 (12.50%) Avaya
7 1 (12.50%) Internet
7 1 (12.50%) IVR
7 1 (12.50%) TDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Calabash
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Automation Test Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Integration Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Integration Test Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) IVR
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (75.00%) SDLC
4 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SDET
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Avaya