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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 60 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.16% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £106.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +231.00%

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
530 590 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.55% 84.29% 79.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 313 361
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) IVR
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) SDET
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
1 1 (25.00%) Development Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Development Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya