The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 56 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.33% 0.11% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.14% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £290 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%
Automation 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
505 730 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.17% 78.41% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 364 414
Median daily rate £438 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 31
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £19.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
1 4 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 3 (50.00%) SDET
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 2 (33.33%) IVR
3 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA

Automation 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer in Test
1 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SDET
2 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP