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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 62 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.15% 2.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 2.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.57% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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
661 633 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.06% 74.65% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 360 206
Average daily rate £365 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% -29.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 April 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (72.73%) NUnit
2 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 15 (68.18%) SOA
3 15 (68.18%) WCF
4 14 (63.64%) Scrum
4 14 (63.64%) C#
5 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
5 12 (54.55%) TDD
6 11 (50.00%) OO
6 11 (50.00%) OOD
7 10 (45.45%) MVC
7 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (45.45%) Kentico
7 10 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 9 (40.91%) CMS
9 8 (36.36%) SQL
10 6 (27.27%) Oracle
10 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
10 6 (27.27%) jQuery
11 5 (22.73%) Selenium
11 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
12 4 (18.18%) DevOps
12 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
12 4 (18.18%) Release Management
12 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
12 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
13 3 (13.64%) System Testing
13 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (45.45%) Kentico
3 9 (40.91%) CMS
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (72.73%) NUnit
3 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 5 (22.73%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 15 (68.18%) WCF
3 10 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (27.27%) jQuery
5 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
5 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.55%) Ajax
7 1 (4.55%) CSS
7 1 (4.55%) SOAP
7 1 (4.55%) Web Services
7 1 (4.55%) XML
7 1 (4.55%) HTML
7 1 (4.55%) CSS3
7 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
1 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) SOA
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 12 (54.55%) TDD
4 11 (50.00%) OO
4 11 (50.00%) OOD
5 10 (45.45%) MVC
5 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) DevOps
6 4 (18.18%) Release Management
6 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.64%) System Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
8 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Northgate