Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 103 123
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 24 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.06% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 11
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £290 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -22.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £285 £363
90th Percentile £433 £295 £388
South East median daily rate £388 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +7.27% -3.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £40.94 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2,149 1,536 2,282
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 92.98% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 816 1,132
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £230
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 75 98
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £29.46 £38.75 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.26% +21.88%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Buckinghamshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Buckinghamshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Buckinghamshire

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -11 23 £325 +12.07% 3
Automation Tester
South East

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (79.17%) Selenium
2 19 (79.17%) Java
3 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (70.83%) TDD
4 16 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 16 (66.67%) Cucumber
5 15 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
6 14 (58.33%) SQL
6 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
7 13 (54.17%) SOAP
7 13 (54.17%) JIRA
7 13 (54.17%) QA
8 12 (50.00%) Web Services
8 12 (50.00%) REST
8 12 (50.00%) Appium
9 11 (45.83%) Android
9 11 (45.83%) Confluence
9 11 (45.83%) Apple iOS
9 11 (45.83%) Bitbucket
9 11 (45.83%) Docker
9 11 (45.83%) Apple Swift
9 11 (45.83%) Windows
9 11 (45.83%) Mac OS X
9 11 (45.83%) Internet
9 11 (45.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (41.67%) Mobile App
11 9 (37.50%) Open Source
11 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS

Automation Tester Skill Set
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 11 (45.83%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (29.17%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Redis
2 4 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (79.17%) Selenium
2 16 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 16 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
4 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
5 13 (54.17%) JIRA
6 12 (50.00%) Appium
7 11 (45.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (45.83%) Bitbucket
8 6 (25.00%) Calabash
9 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
9 3 (12.50%) IntelliJ
9 3 (12.50%) NUnit
9 3 (12.50%) PhantomJS
9 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
9 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 1 (4.17%) ClearCase
10 1 (4.17%) ClearQuest
10 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Retail Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
4 4 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) SOAP
2 12 (50.00%) REST
2 12 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) JSON
3 3 (12.50%) RESTful
4 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Android
1 11 (45.83%) Apple iOS
1 11 (45.83%) Mac OS X
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) TDD
3 15 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (37.50%) Open Source
5 8 (33.33%) BDD
6 7 (29.17%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
8 5 (20.83%) SDLC
9 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 3 (12.50%) Data Entry
10 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
11 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
11 2 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) Apple Swift
4 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 7 (29.17%) Ruby
5 5 (20.83%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) VB
7 1 (4.17%) C
7 1 (4.17%) C++
7 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft