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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 64 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.11% 1.25% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.73% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Average daily rate
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£433 £390 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% +45.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £415 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
Automated Testing
Buckinghamshire

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
698 521 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.47% 72.26% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 275 198
Average daily rate £350 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £35.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (77.27%) C#
2 14 (63.64%) .NET
3 13 (59.09%) NUnit
3 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (54.55%) WCF
4 12 (54.55%) Oracle
4 12 (54.55%) SOA
5 11 (50.00%) Selenium
5 11 (50.00%) TDD
5 11 (50.00%) Oracle Database
6 10 (45.45%) Scrum
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
7 9 (40.91%) SQL
8 8 (36.36%) OO
8 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
8 8 (36.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
9 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
10 6 (27.27%) Java
10 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
10 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (22.73%) Finance
12 4 (18.18%) CMS
12 4 (18.18%) Release Management
12 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (18.18%) QA
12 4 (18.18%) XML
12 4 (18.18%) Windows

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 4 (18.18%) Kentico
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
3 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (59.09%) NUnit
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
4 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (13.64%) WatiN
4 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Software Developer
2 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Configuration Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) WCF
3 8 (36.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
5 4 (18.18%) XML
6 3 (13.64%) jQuery
6 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.55%) CSS
8 1 (4.55%) SOAP
8 1 (4.55%) Web Services
8 1 (4.55%) Ajax
8 1 (4.55%) HTML
8 1 (4.55%) HTML5
8 1 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows NT
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) SOA
3 11 (50.00%) TDD
4 10 (45.45%) Scrum
5 8 (36.36%) OO
5 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
6 4 (18.18%) OOD
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) Coaching
6 4 (18.18%) Release Management
6 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Line Management
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) VBScript
4 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.09%) VB
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) HND
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Telerik
4 2 (9.09%) HP
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