Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 31 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 +42
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 93 106 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.00% 5.34% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.77% 6.39% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 42 32
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £386 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +21.18% -15.00%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £216
90th Percentile £544 £551 £445
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £46.67 - -
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -4.71% -15.00% +19.05%

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 1,374 1,658 1,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.59% 83.57% 83.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 889 823
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £257 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £540
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £418
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.19% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 94 54
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £23.63 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.93% -12.12% +16.40%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.50 £11.06
90th Percentile £47.33 £47.50 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +20.00% +27.16% -17.65%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 -7 54 £425 +10.39% 14
High Wycombe +4 12 £475 +5.56% 3
Chesham - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 53 (56.99%) Java
2 37 (39.78%) JIRA
3 36 (38.71%) Selenium
4 35 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (32.26%) Jenkins
6 27 (29.03%) TDD
6 27 (29.03%) Finance
7 24 (25.81%) C#
8 23 (24.73%) Confluence
9 22 (23.66%) BDD
10 21 (22.58%) JSON
11 20 (21.51%) Git (software)
11 20 (21.51%) DevOps
11 20 (21.51%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (20.43%) Java 8
12 19 (20.43%) QA
13 18 (19.35%) Maven
14 17 (18.28%) Banking
14 17 (18.28%) SQL
14 17 (18.28%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
15 15 (16.13%) Sonatype Nexus
16 14 (15.05%) .NET
16 14 (15.05%) JMeter
17 12 (12.90%) IntelliJ
17 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
17 12 (12.90%) Test Scripting
17 12 (12.90%) Node.js
17 12 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
18 11 (11.83%) Test Strategy

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 23 (24.73%) Confluence
2 8 (8.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.15%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) nginx
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.30%) SaaS
4 3 (3.23%) npm
4 3 (3.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.08%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.08%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) ATM
2 1 (1.08%) CDMA
2 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.08%) LTE
2 1 (1.08%) RS-232
2 1 (1.08%) RS-485
2 1 (1.08%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) MySQL
3 7 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.45%) DB2
4 6 (6.45%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) Power BI
6 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (39.78%) JIRA
2 36 (38.71%) Selenium
3 30 (32.26%) Jenkins
4 20 (21.51%) Git (software)
5 18 (19.35%) Maven
6 15 (16.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (15.05%) JMeter
8 12 (12.90%) IntelliJ
9 9 (9.68%) Cucumber
10 8 (8.60%) Appium
11 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (6.45%) Ant
12 6 (6.45%) Eclipse
12 6 (6.45%) JUnit
13 4 (4.30%) MSTest
13 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (3.23%) Mocha
14 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
14 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
14 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 27 (29.03%) Finance
2 17 (18.28%) Banking
3 10 (10.75%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (37.63%) Tester
2 29 (31.18%) Developer
3 28 (30.11%) Automation Tester
4 15 (16.13%) Software Developer
5 13 (13.98%) Analyst
6 11 (11.83%) C# Developer
7 10 (10.75%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (9.68%) QA Tester
9 8 (8.60%) Test Analyst
10 7 (7.53%) Developer in Test
10 7 (7.53%) Java Automation Tester
11 6 (6.45%) QA Automation Tester
12 5 (5.38%) .NET Developer
12 5 (5.38%) Architect
12 5 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
13 4 (4.30%) Selenium Tester
13 4 (4.30%) Software Tester
13 4 (4.30%) Test Manager
13 4 (4.30%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.58%) JSON
2 14 (15.05%) .NET
3 12 (12.90%) Node.js
4 11 (11.83%) Web Services
5 10 (10.75%) SOAP
6 9 (9.68%) HTML
7 8 (8.60%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.60%) LDAP
7 8 (8.60%) Spring
7 8 (8.60%) XML
8 7 (7.53%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.53%) RESTful
8 7 (7.53%) WPF
9 6 (6.45%) JSP
9 6 (6.45%) SailPoint
9 6 (6.45%) Servlets
10 5 (5.38%) Electron Framework
11 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.23%) Chai
12 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (9.68%) EPoS
4 6 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (6.45%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.15%) Mashup
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Robotics
7 1 (1.08%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.08%) Replication
7 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Android
2 8 (8.60%) Linux
3 7 (7.53%) Apple iOS
3 7 (7.53%) Unix
4 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.03%) TDD
3 22 (23.66%) BDD
4 20 (21.51%) DevOps
5 17 (18.28%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 11 (11.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (11.83%) Test Strategy
8 10 (10.75%) SDET
8 10 (10.75%) SDLC
9 9 (9.68%) API Development
9 9 (9.68%) Manual Testing
9 9 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (9.68%) QA Automation
10 7 (7.53%) OO
10 7 (7.53%) Project Management
10 7 (7.53%) Scrum
10 7 (7.53%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (6.45%) API Testing
11 6 (6.45%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.99%) Java
2 24 (25.81%) C#
3 19 (20.43%) Java 8
4 17 (18.28%) SQL
5 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.75%) Python
7 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.53%) PHP
9 6 (6.45%) BeanShell
9 6 (6.45%) Bourne shell
9 6 (6.45%) C
9 6 (6.45%) Korn
9 6 (6.45%) Perl
10 2 (2.15%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.08%) C++
11 1 (1.08%) ES6
11 1 (1.08%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.15%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.15%) CISSP
2 2 (2.15%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) ISEB
2 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.15%) SSCP
2 2 (2.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.43%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.45%) Docker
2 6 (6.45%) RACF
3 1 (1.08%) oVirt
3 1 (1.08%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Ansible
2 3 (3.23%) Terraform
3 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.08%) Kibana
4 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (6.45%) Oracle
1 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
2 4 (4.30%) Pega
3 2 (2.15%) Apple
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.08%) hybris
4 1 (1.08%) New Relic
4 1 (1.08%) OutSystems
4 1 (1.08%) Xamarin