The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 56 50 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.83% 0.19% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 0.26% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate £380 £288 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.17% -23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
618 385 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.55% 72.23% 63.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 232 254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.52 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automated Testing
Buckinghamshire

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 17 April 2014, 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 28 (93.33%) C#
2 27 (90.00%) Visual Studio
3 26 (86.67%) Scrum
3 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (86.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (83.33%) TDD
4 25 (83.33%) NUnit
5 23 (76.67%) OO
5 23 (76.67%) .NET
6 21 (70.00%) SOA
7 20 (66.67%) Oracle
7 20 (66.67%) Oracle Database
8 17 (56.67%) WCF
8 17 (56.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (56.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 16 (53.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 14 (46.67%) .NET Framework
10 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
11 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management
12 9 (30.00%) Kentico
13 8 (26.67%) N-Tier
13 8 (26.67%) SCCM
14 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
15 6 (20.00%) Project Management
15 6 (20.00%) jQuery
15 6 (20.00%) Product Management
15 6 (20.00%) Velocity
16 5 (16.67%) Selenium
16 5 (16.67%) Content Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 16 (53.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (30.00%) Kentico
3 5 (16.67%) Content Management Server
3 5 (16.67%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 17 (56.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (90.00%) Visual Studio
2 26 (86.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (83.33%) NUnit
4 5 (16.67%) Selenium
4 5 (16.67%) MSI
4 5 (16.67%) WiX
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Developer
2 11 (36.67%) .NET Developer
3 9 (30.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Lead Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) .NET
2 17 (56.67%) WCF
2 17 (56.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 14 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 6 (20.00%) Velocity
4 6 (20.00%) jQuery
5 5 (16.67%) HTML
5 5 (16.67%) HTML5
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows CE
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Scrum
1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (83.33%) TDD
2 25 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (76.67%) OO
4 21 (70.00%) SOA
5 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 6 (20.00%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) Product Management
7 5 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (16.67%) Content Management
8 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.00%) MVC
10 2 (6.67%) BDD
10 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
11 1 (3.33%) OOD
11 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) C#
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C++
3 2 (6.67%) C
4 1 (3.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Oracle
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft