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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 56 75 52
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.19% 0.31% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.39% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Median daily rate £475 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £225 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
551 771 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 81.99% 80.06% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 462 401
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 14
Median hourly rate £10.62 £22.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.80% +83.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.07 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £28.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Waterfall
3 6 (75.00%) Selenium
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) Java
5 4 (50.00%) Unix
5 4 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (50.00%) QA
5 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
6 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (37.50%) React
6 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
6 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
6 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
6 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
6 3 (37.50%) Node.js
6 3 (37.50%) REST
6 3 (37.50%) SOAP
6 3 (37.50%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (37.50%) J2EE

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 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) Broadband
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) MSTest
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Strategy Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Principal Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) JMS
1 3 (37.50%) jQuery
1 3 (37.50%) Node.js
1 3 (37.50%) React
1 3 (37.50%) REST
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Android
2 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Benchmarking
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) ERP
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Avaya
1 3 (37.50%) Genesys
1 3 (37.50%) KANA
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP