The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 68 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.25% 1.46% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.98% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £380 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% +32.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
642 655 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.87% 73.35% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 404 238
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 14 (73.68%) .NET
1 14 (73.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (68.42%) Scrum
2 13 (68.42%) NUnit
2 13 (68.42%) C#
2 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
3 12 (63.16%) SharePoint
3 12 (63.16%) SOA
3 12 (63.16%) WCF
3 12 (63.16%) TDD
4 11 (57.89%) OOD
4 11 (57.89%) OO
5 10 (52.63%) MVC
5 10 (52.63%) Kentico
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (47.37%) CMS
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
8 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
8 6 (31.58%) jQuery
9 3 (15.79%) System Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Oracle
9 3 (15.79%) Java
9 3 (15.79%) DevOps
10 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
10 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (10.53%) Docker
10 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
10 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (63.16%) SharePoint
2 10 (52.63%) Kentico
3 9 (47.37%) CMS
4 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (68.42%) NUnit
3 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) WCF
3 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (31.58%) jQuery
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.26%) Ajax
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.26%) CSS
6 1 (5.26%) SOAP
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Scrum
2 12 (63.16%) SOA
2 12 (63.16%) TDD
3 11 (57.89%) OOD
3 11 (57.89%) OO
4 10 (52.63%) MVC
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) System Testing
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
7 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Northgate