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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 69 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.52% 0.12% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.16% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£331 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.59% +20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £32.50
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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
756 642 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.75% 77.16% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 389 301
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £10.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £16.50 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) DTV
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle