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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 52 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 13 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.44% 0.84% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.17% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £320 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
679 512 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.44% 71.81% 67.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 283 208
Average daily rate £370 £370 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 20
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.90 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Automated Testing
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (80.77%) C#
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) TDD
2 20 (76.92%) Scrum
2 20 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (76.92%) Oracle
2 20 (76.92%) Oracle Database
3 19 (73.08%) NUnit
4 18 (69.23%) .NET
4 18 (69.23%) Visual Studio
5 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 15 (57.69%) OO
7 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (50.00%) SOA
8 13 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (46.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 12 (46.15%) WCF
10 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
11 9 (34.62%) N-Tier
11 9 (34.62%) SCCM
11 9 (34.62%) .NET Framework
12 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
12 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (23.08%) Product Management
13 6 (23.08%) Project Management
13 6 (23.08%) Velocity
13 6 (23.08%) MVC
14 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 4 (15.38%) Content Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (15.38%) Content Management Server
3 3 (11.54%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) Kentico
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (76.92%) Oracle Database
2 13 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (73.08%) NUnit
2 18 (69.23%) Visual Studio
3 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (11.54%) Selenium
5 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.85%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Senior Developer
2 7 (26.92%) ScrumMaster
3 6 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 12 (46.15%) WCF
3 9 (34.62%) .NET Framework
4 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
4 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (23.08%) Velocity
6 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) TDD
2 20 (76.92%) Scrum
2 20 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (57.69%) OO
4 13 (50.00%) SOA
5 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
6 6 (23.08%) Product Management
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
6 6 (23.08%) MVC
7 4 (15.38%) Content Management
8 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) Kanban
9 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.69%) BDD
10 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Oracle
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) HP