The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £264 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 - 92
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 12 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.11% - 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £264 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 - £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1020 1016 1241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 94.62% 95.76% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 534 562
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 46
Median hourly rate £17.40 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.66% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 - 8 £300 -
Automation Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 11 (84.62%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) JIRA
2 10 (76.92%) QA
3 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (69.23%) TDD
3 9 (69.23%) SOAP
3 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
3 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 9 (69.23%) REST
3 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
4 8 (61.54%) Mobile App
4 8 (61.54%) Calabash
4 8 (61.54%) Python
4 8 (61.54%) VB
4 8 (61.54%) Selenium
4 8 (61.54%) Internet
4 8 (61.54%) Ruby
5 7 (53.85%) SDLC
6 6 (46.15%) QA Automation
7 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
8 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Finance
9 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 2 (15.38%) Banking
9 2 (15.38%) Retail

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) JIRA
2 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
3 8 (61.54%) Calabash
3 8 (61.54%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
6 1 (7.69%) Protractor
6 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) REST
1 9 (69.23%) SOAP
1 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) SDLC
4 6 (46.15%) QA Automation
5 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
7 2 (15.38%) BDD
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
8 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (7.69%) High Availability
8 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Python
3 8 (61.54%) Ruby
3 8 (61.54%) VB
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) F#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) HND
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com