The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 - 77
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.55% - 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% - 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 9
Median daily rate £400 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £386 £331
% change year-on-year -1.42% +16.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 864 893 968
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.48% 84.01% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 477 472
Median daily rate £400 £405 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +10.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Buckinghamshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Buckinghamshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Buckinghamshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Buckinghamshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes - 14 £400 - 2
Automated Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Selenium
3 10 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (45.00%) TDD
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) Java
5 8 (40.00%) QA
5 8 (40.00%) JIRA
5 8 (40.00%) Finance
5 8 (40.00%) Docker
5 8 (40.00%) DevOps
6 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (35.00%) Scrum
7 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (30.00%) JUnit
7 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
7 6 (30.00%) GitHub
7 6 (30.00%) Splunk
7 6 (30.00%) AppDynamics
7 6 (30.00%) GitLab
7 6 (30.00%) Gradle
7 6 (30.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (25.00%) BDD
8 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (25.00%) C#
8 5 (25.00%) OOP
8 5 (25.00%) OO

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) GitHub
2 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (40.00%) JIRA
5 6 (30.00%) GitLab
5 6 (30.00%) Gradle
5 6 (30.00%) JUnit
6 4 (20.00%) Calabash
6 4 (20.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (10.00%) MSTest
7 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.00%) Appium
8 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
8 1 (5.00%) Maven
8 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (20.00%) Automotive
3 4 (20.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) AWS Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Splunk Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (20.00%) Fluent NHibernate
1 4 (20.00%) jQuery
1 4 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.00%) REST
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 3 (15.00%) Velocity
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (5.00%) JMS
4 1 (5.00%) Kafka
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 8 (40.00%) DevOps
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (25.00%) BDD
6 5 (25.00%) OO
6 5 (25.00%) OOP
7 4 (20.00%) API Design
7 4 (20.00%) B2C
7 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (20.00%) Kanban
7 4 (20.00%) MVC
7 4 (20.00%) SOLID
7 4 (20.00%) Web Development
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (15.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 5 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) Ruby
5 4 (20.00%) TypeScript
6 3 (15.00%) VB
7 2 (10.00%) C++
8 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
8 1 (5.00%) C
8 1 (5.00%) Perl
8 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) AppDynamics
1 6 (30.00%) Splunk
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
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