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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 56 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.23% 1.62% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
627 542 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.84% 73.05% 71.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 271 259
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 39
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (80.00%) Selenium
4 7 (70.00%) SQL
5 6 (60.00%) VBScript
5 6 (60.00%) Windows
5 6 (60.00%) Finance
6 5 (50.00%) UNIX
6 5 (50.00%) Windows NT
6 5 (50.00%) Java
6 5 (50.00%) .NET
6 5 (50.00%) Oracle
6 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (40.00%) Line Management
7 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (40.00%) BDD
7 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 4 (40.00%) VB
7 4 (40.00%) JMeter
7 4 (40.00%) TDD
8 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (30.00%) ISEB
9 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 2 (20.00%) QA
10 1 (10.00%) Automotive
10 1 (10.00%) Legal
10 1 (10.00%) Scrum

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (10.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) VBScript
4 5 (50.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) VB
6 1 (10.00%) C
6 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago