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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank - 62 66
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes - 0.28% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.33% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £319 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%

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
551 605 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.36% 84.26% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 324 381
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.20 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -23.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 6 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) SDET

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