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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 56 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.65% 0.14% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.17% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 15
Median daily rate £400 £180 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -56.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +54.16%

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
529 589 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.32% 82.15% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 287 371
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.17 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Selenium
4 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 6 (46.15%) Java
5 6 (46.15%) XML
5 6 (46.15%) Unix
5 6 (46.15%) Retail
5 6 (46.15%) jQuery
5 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (46.15%) Kanban
6 5 (38.46%) QA
6 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
6 5 (38.46%) JIRA
6 5 (38.46%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) LDAP
7 4 (30.77%) JMS
7 4 (30.77%) SOAP
7 4 (30.77%) Avaya
7 4 (30.77%) Genesys
7 4 (30.77%) Benchmarking
7 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
7 4 (30.77%) J2EE
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
1 4 (30.77%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
4 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (15.38%) MSTest
5 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
5 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Automotive
3 2 (15.38%) German Language
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Strategy Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy Manager
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) AWS Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) jQuery
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
2 4 (30.77%) J2EE
2 4 (30.77%) JMS
2 4 (30.77%) Node.js
2 4 (30.77%) React
2 4 (30.77%) REST
2 4 (30.77%) SOAP
2 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
3 2 (15.38%) Fluent NHibernate
3 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Algorithms
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (15.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Unix
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Android
3 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (46.15%) Kanban
5 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
6 4 (30.77%) Benchmarking
7 3 (23.08%) CRM
7 3 (23.08%) ERP
7 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) Test Management
7 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 2 (15.38%) BDD
8 2 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
8 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) TypeScript
6 1 (7.69%) C
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Avaya
1 4 (30.77%) Genesys
1 4 (30.77%) KANA
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SAP