The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 68 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.11% 0.98% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 1.36% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Average daily rate
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£240 £263 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £286
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +17.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
662 514 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.23% 71.79% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 286 208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 20
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.90 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Automation Testing
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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 23 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 4 (57.14%) PhantomJS
2 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
1 4 (57.14%) PhantomJS
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL