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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 57 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.26% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.92% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £267 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -12.50%
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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
608 546 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.86% 73.39% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 279 243
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £468 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (84.00%) C#
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (68.00%) TDD
3 17 (68.00%) .NET
3 17 (68.00%) Oracle
3 17 (68.00%) Oracle Database
4 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (64.00%) Scrum
5 15 (60.00%) NUnit
6 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (52.00%) Visual Studio
8 11 (44.00%) OO
9 10 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (36.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (36.00%) SOA
10 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (32.00%) WCF
11 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
11 8 (32.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (32.00%) Coaching
12 7 (28.00%) SCCM
12 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (28.00%) N-Tier
12 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
13 6 (24.00%) Velocity
13 6 (24.00%) Selenium
13 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
13 6 (24.00%) Java
13 6 (24.00%) Project Management
13 6 (24.00%) Product Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (36.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (16.00%) Content Management Server
3 3 (12.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Kentico
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) IaaS
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (68.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) NUnit
2 13 (52.00%) Visual Studio
3 10 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (24.00%) Selenium
5 3 (12.00%) JIRA
5 3 (12.00%) WatiN
6 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
1 7 (28.00%) ScrumMaster
2 6 (24.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Management Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) WCF
2 8 (32.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (24.00%) Velocity
4 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (12.00%) XML
7 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) TDD
3 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (64.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) OO
5 9 (36.00%) SOA
6 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (32.00%) Coaching
7 6 (24.00%) Project Management
7 6 (24.00%) Product Management
8 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (16.00%) MVC
9 4 (16.00%) Content Management
10 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Workflow
10 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (12.00%) Kanban
11 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
11 2 (8.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 2 (8.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) HND
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Oracle
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Telerik