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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 61 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.59% 0.84% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.06% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £400 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +1.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
Test Automation
Buckinghamshire

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
563 661 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.92% 79.73% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 388 450
Median daily rate £413 £391 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 20
Median hourly rate £11.50 £22.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.88% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £40.00 £15.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Temenos T24
2 3 (75.00%) Temenos
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

Test Automation
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:

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Temenos T24
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Temenos