Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 21 November 2018 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 40 67
Rank change year-on-year +10 +27 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 108 127 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.27% 5.35% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 6.50% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 33 26
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -25.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £298 £261 £258
90th Percentile £646 £466 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £390
% change year-on-year +3.98% +4.81% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £46.00
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -13.46% +30.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,508 1,954 1,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.52% 82.27% 85.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 918 807
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £410 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -1.37% +8.15%
10th Percentile £249 £251 £235
90th Percentile £575 £537 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 95 65
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.47 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +10.00% -7.06%
10th Percentile £10.42 £9.58 £9.41
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.75 £44.60
South East median hourly rate £27.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -10.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
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 within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 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 0 83 £400 +22.14% 17
Beaconsfield - 4 £575 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 £500 -
Aylesbury +2 1 £375 - 4
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 63 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.67%) Java
3 36 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 32 (29.63%) QA
4 32 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (29.63%) Jenkins
5 31 (28.70%) Node.js
5 31 (28.70%) TDD
6 30 (27.78%) Selenium
6 30 (27.78%) BDD
7 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
8 23 (21.30%) JIRA
9 21 (19.44%) .NET
9 21 (19.44%) AngularJS
9 21 (19.44%) OpenShift
10 20 (18.52%) C#
11 18 (16.67%) Open Source
12 17 (15.74%) Build Automation
12 17 (15.74%) DevOps
12 17 (15.74%) Finance
13 16 (14.81%) Banking
13 16 (14.81%) Appium
13 16 (14.81%) Dependency Management
13 16 (14.81%) MongoDB
14 15 (13.89%) User Experience
15 14 (12.96%) SDLC
15 14 (12.96%) Cucumber
15 14 (12.96%) Scrum
16 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
16 13 (12.04%) Computer Science

Test Automation
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 10 (9.26%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.56%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Magento
2 2 (1.85%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.85%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.85%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.44%) OpenShift
2 9 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.48%) PaaS
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.63%) SaaS
6 2 (1.85%) npm
6 2 (1.85%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) RFID
3 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.63%) Redis
3 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.93%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (29.63%) Jenkins
2 30 (27.78%) Selenium
3 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
4 23 (21.30%) JIRA
5 16 (14.81%) Appium
6 14 (12.96%) Cucumber
7 7 (6.48%) Calabash
7 7 (6.48%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.48%) Xcode
8 6 (5.56%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.56%) SpecFlow
8 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.63%) Bitbucket
9 5 (4.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (4.63%) Mocha
9 5 (4.63%) Protractor
10 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.78%) GitLab
10 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 16 (14.81%) Banking
3 9 (8.33%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Legal
5 3 (2.78%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Automotive
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (37.04%) Developer
2 32 (29.63%) Tester
3 26 (24.07%) Automation Tester
4 17 (15.74%) Architect
4 17 (15.74%) Node.js Developer
5 14 (12.96%) QA Tester
6 12 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (9.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (9.26%) QA Automation Tester
8 9 (8.33%) UI Developer
9 8 (7.41%) Test Architect
10 7 (6.48%) Java Automation Tester
11 6 (5.56%) Analyst
11 6 (5.56%) Mobile Tester
11 6 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (5.56%) Test Analyst
12 5 (4.63%) .NET Architect
12 5 (4.63%) HTML Developer
12 5 (4.63%) JSP Developer
12 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.70%) Node.js
2 21 (19.44%) .NET
2 21 (19.44%) AngularJS
3 12 (11.11%) HTML
4 11 (10.19%) Spring
5 10 (9.26%) CSS
6 8 (7.41%) REST
6 8 (7.41%) SOAP
6 8 (7.41%) Spring Boot
6 8 (7.41%) Web Services
7 7 (6.48%) HTML5
8 6 (5.56%) Behat
8 6 (5.56%) Chai
8 6 (5.56%) LESS
9 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.63%) CSS3
10 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.78%) Middleware
10 3 (2.78%) RESTful
10 3 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) User Experience
2 13 (12.04%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.26%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.26%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (8.33%) iPad
5 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.78%) Fintech
7 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.93%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.04%) Android
1 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.48%) Windows
3 4 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.85%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (28.70%) TDD
4 30 (27.78%) BDD
5 18 (16.67%) Open Source
6 17 (15.74%) Build Automation
6 17 (15.74%) DevOps
7 16 (14.81%) Dependency Management
8 14 (12.96%) Scrum
8 14 (12.96%) SDLC
9 12 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 11 (10.19%) Front End Development
10 11 (10.19%) OO
11 10 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (9.26%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (8.33%) OOP
12 9 (8.33%) Test Strategy
13 8 (7.41%) Functional Testing
13 8 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (6.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.67%) Java
2 36 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 20 (18.52%) C#
4 12 (11.11%) Python
5 10 (9.26%) C++
5 10 (9.26%) SQL
6 7 (6.48%) PHP
6 7 (6.48%) Ruby
7 4 (3.70%) Apple Swift
7 4 (3.70%) Groovy
7 4 (3.70%) VB
8 3 (2.78%) C
9 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (4.63%) CISSP
1 5 (4.63%) Degree
1 5 (4.63%) Master's Degree
1 5 (4.63%) TOGAF Certification
2 4 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.70%) SSCP
3 3 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.93%) MCP
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.63%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Oracle
2 9 (8.33%) ATG
2 9 (8.33%) Demandware
2 9 (8.33%) hybris
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.78%) SAP
3 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.85%) IBM
4 2 (1.85%) Xamarin