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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 64 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.25% 1.35% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 1.85% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Average daily rate
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£411 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +55.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £350 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
627 542 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.84% 73.05% 71.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 271 259
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 39
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 28 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) DTV
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP