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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 62 44 63
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.67% 1.48% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.03% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate £350 £213 £257
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -17.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
639 394 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.92% 72.69% 64.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 236 256
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.52 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Automation Testing
Buckinghamshire

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 16 April 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 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Telematics
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Atlassian