Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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 Test Engineer
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 110 137
Rank change year-on-year -26 +27 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.085% 0.12% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.12% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £315 £380 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.11% +90.00% -38.46%
10th Percentile £302 £341 £190
90th Percentile £341 £412 £210
South East median daily rate £425 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 2243 1614 2541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 93.19% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 840 1279
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £226 £213 £229
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 76 107
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.14
90th Percentile £42.62 £39.38 £31.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 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 -28 2 £315 -17.11%
Test Automation Engineer
South East

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA