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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 71 73 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.22% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +4.37%
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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
689 624 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.05% 71.97% 73.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 348 242
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +6.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) VBScript
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (50.00%) eggPlant
4 3 (37.50%) iPad
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) iPhone
4 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) CDMA
4 3 (37.50%) GSM
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Windows NT
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Automotive
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) CDMA
1 3 (37.50%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) eggPlant
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (12.50%) JMeter
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Software Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) iPhone
1 3 (37.50%) iPad
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) VBScript
2 3 (37.50%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle