The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 67 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.11% 0.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -23.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
670 495 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.71% 72.26% 67.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 265 210
Average daily rate £370 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £258 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 23 July 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Kentico
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows NT

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Kentico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft