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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank - 58 65
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes - 0.73% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.88% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.84%

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
512 567 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.33% 82.29% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 290 359
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.16 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 8 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) SDET
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) IVR

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Avaya