The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 70 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.44% 0.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.26% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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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
698 521 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.47% 72.26% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 275 198
Average daily rate £350 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £35.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Milton Keynes region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (78.57%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) Selenium
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) VBScript
3 9 (64.29%) Finance
4 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) Java
5 7 (50.00%) .NET
5 7 (50.00%) Oracle
5 7 (50.00%) Windows NT
5 7 (50.00%) UNIX
5 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
6 6 (42.86%) JMeter
6 6 (42.86%) Line Management
6 6 (42.86%) BDD
6 6 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (42.86%) TDD
7 5 (35.71%) VB
8 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
9 3 (21.43%) ISEB
10 2 (14.29%) HP
10 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 2 (14.29%) QA
10 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (14.29%) eggPlant
11 1 (7.14%) iPad

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) CDMA
1 1 (7.14%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JMeter
2 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) eggPlant
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.14%) iPhone
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows NT
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows CE
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (42.86%) Line Management
3 6 (42.86%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) VBScript
3 8 (57.14%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) SAP