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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 56 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.16% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.56% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £385 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.50% -42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +40.35%
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
517 715 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.20% 78.23% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 355 414
Median daily rate £438 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 31
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £19.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Temenos T24
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Temenos
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) SDET
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis

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 2 (33.33%) Temenos T24
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SDET
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Temenos
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) SAP