Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 114 127
Rank change year-on-year +24 +13 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 42 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.96% 0.100% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 0.10% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £270 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -31.82%
10th Percentile £207 £270 £200
90th Percentile £362 £270 £375
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 2036 1916 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 95.01% 95.47% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 1002 1187
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £225 £235 £233
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 68 91
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £58.25 £44.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.11% +2.21%

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 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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 - 35 £313 -
Automation Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 42 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (78.57%) REST
3 33 (78.57%) Jenkins
4 32 (76.19%) SOAP
5 31 (73.81%) QA
6 30 (71.43%) SQL
7 28 (66.67%) JIRA
8 27 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (64.29%) Java
8 27 (64.29%) TDD
9 26 (61.90%) Web Services
10 23 (54.76%) Git (software)
11 22 (52.38%) SDLC
12 21 (50.00%) Mobile App
13 20 (47.62%) Selenium
13 20 (47.62%) Internet
14 19 (45.24%) Banking
14 19 (45.24%) Node.js
15 17 (40.48%) Protractor
16 13 (30.95%) AngularJS
17 12 (28.57%) Retail
17 12 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
17 12 (28.57%) Cucumber
18 11 (26.19%) Open Source
19 10 (23.81%) Ruby
19 10 (23.81%) Finance
19 10 (23.81%) Python
19 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
19 10 (23.81%) VB

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 4 (9.52%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) OpenShift
2 5 (11.90%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.52%) Redis
3 2 (4.76%) Big Data
3 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 33 (78.57%) Jenkins
2 28 (66.67%) JIRA
3 23 (54.76%) Git (software)
4 20 (47.62%) Selenium
5 17 (40.48%) Protractor
6 12 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 10 (23.81%) Calabash
7 10 (23.81%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (23.81%) Mocha
8 8 (19.05%) GitLab
9 6 (14.29%) Appium
10 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
11 4 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (9.52%) Bitbucket
11 4 (9.52%) Jasmine
12 2 (4.76%) PhantomJS
13 1 (2.38%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
13 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (2.38%) TestNG
General
1 19 (45.24%) Banking
2 12 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
2 12 (28.57%) Retail
3 10 (23.81%) Finance
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (78.57%) REST
2 32 (76.19%) SOAP
3 26 (61.90%) Web Services
4 19 (45.24%) Node.js
5 13 (30.95%) AngularJS
6 10 (23.81%) Chai
7 9 (21.43%) RESTful
8 1 (2.38%) .NET
8 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Android
1 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 38 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (64.29%) TDD
4 22 (52.38%) SDLC
5 11 (26.19%) Open Source
6 10 (23.81%) QA Automation
7 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Build Automation
8 8 (19.05%) Dependency Management
8 8 (19.05%) Scrum
8 8 (19.05%) Workflow
9 6 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 5 (11.90%) BDD
11 2 (4.76%) API Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Data Entry
11 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) SQL
2 27 (64.29%) Java
3 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.81%) Python
3 10 (23.81%) Ruby
3 10 (23.81%) VB
4 4 (9.52%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) F#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) HND
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (73.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) IBM
2 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com