Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 61 67
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 128 49 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.37% 2.76% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.56% 3.28% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 48
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £328 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.14% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £261 £258 £221
90th Percentile £465 £513 £445
South East median daily rate £405 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +3.85% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £46.00 -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% +6.67%

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 1950 1492 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.80% 84.06% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 814 1137
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £251 £240 £238
90th Percentile £537 £548 £506
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 59 59
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.58 £15.00 £16.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.86% +25.23%
10th Percentile £9.51 £9.31 £9.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.30 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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 +26 101 £330 -26.67%
Aylesbury +1 1 - - 3
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 91 (71.09%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (48.44%) Jenkins
3 61 (47.66%) Git (software)
4 60 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (41.41%) TDD
6 50 (39.06%) QA
6 50 (39.06%) Java
7 46 (35.94%) JIRA
8 44 (34.38%) Banking
9 40 (31.25%) Selenium
10 38 (29.69%) Finance
11 35 (27.34%) SQL
12 34 (26.56%) Node.js
13 31 (24.22%) BDD
13 31 (24.22%) SOAP
13 31 (24.22%) Scrum
14 30 (23.44%) SDLC
15 29 (22.66%) Cucumber
16 28 (21.88%) Workflow
17 25 (19.53%) JavaScript
17 25 (19.53%) AngularJS
18 24 (18.75%) REST
19 22 (17.19%) Big Data
20 21 (16.41%) WebDriver
20 21 (16.41%) Hadoop
21 20 (15.63%) RESTful
21 20 (15.63%) Protractor
21 20 (15.63%) OpenShift
21 20 (15.63%) GitLab
22 19 (14.84%) Web Services

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 16 (12.50%) Confluence
2 4 (3.13%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.56%) Apache
3 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.63%) OpenShift
2 11 (8.59%) npm
3 10 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.25%) Sauce Labs
5 7 (5.47%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (3.13%) Slack
7 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.56%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) Internet
2 8 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (2.34%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.19%) Big Data
2 21 (16.41%) Hadoop
3 14 (10.94%) MongoDB
4 10 (7.81%) Redis
5 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.13%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 62 (48.44%) Jenkins
2 61 (47.66%) Git (software)
3 46 (35.94%) JIRA
4 40 (31.25%) Selenium
5 29 (22.66%) Cucumber
6 21 (16.41%) WebDriver
7 20 (15.63%) GitLab
7 20 (15.63%) Protractor
8 14 (10.94%) Bitbucket
8 14 (10.94%) Karma Test Runner
8 14 (10.94%) Mocha
9 13 (10.16%) Appium
10 10 (7.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (7.03%) JMeter
12 7 (5.47%) Calabash
12 7 (5.47%) Gatling
13 5 (3.91%) Eclipse
13 5 (3.91%) Jasmine
14 4 (3.13%) LoadRunner
15 3 (2.34%) PhantomJS
General
1 44 (34.38%) Banking
2 38 (29.69%) Finance
3 11 (8.59%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.03%) Retail
4 9 (7.03%) Retail Banking
5 8 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (35.94%) Tester
2 38 (29.69%) Automation Tester
3 34 (26.56%) Developer
4 23 (17.97%) Architect
5 22 (17.19%) Test Architect
6 17 (13.28%) Analyst
7 16 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
8 15 (11.72%) Node.js Developer
8 15 (11.72%) QA Tester
9 11 (8.59%) QA Automation Tester
10 9 (7.03%) Java Automation Tester
10 9 (7.03%) Security Analyst
11 8 (6.25%) Senior Developer
11 8 (6.25%) Senior Tester
11 8 (6.25%) Test Analyst
12 7 (5.47%) Java Developer
12 7 (5.47%) Senior Automation Tester
13 6 (4.69%) Selenium Tester
14 5 (3.91%) Integration Developer
14 5 (3.91%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.56%) Node.js
2 31 (24.22%) SOAP
3 25 (19.53%) AngularJS
4 24 (18.75%) REST
5 20 (15.63%) RESTful
6 19 (14.84%) Web Services
7 9 (7.03%) .NET
7 9 (7.03%) Chai
8 7 (5.47%) Taurus
9 5 (3.91%) CSS
9 5 (3.91%) HTML
9 5 (3.91%) HTML5
9 5 (3.91%) Spring
9 5 (3.91%) Spring Boot
10 4 (3.13%) Cascading
10 4 (3.13%) Kafka
11 3 (2.34%) Gherkin
11 3 (2.34%) J2EE
11 3 (2.34%) JSON
11 3 (2.34%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Windows
2 11 (8.59%) Android
2 11 (8.59%) Apple iOS
3 10 (7.81%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (71.09%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (41.41%) TDD
4 31 (24.22%) BDD
4 31 (24.22%) Scrum
5 30 (23.44%) SDLC
6 28 (21.88%) Workflow
7 18 (14.06%) Mentoring
8 17 (13.28%) Functional Testing
9 16 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (12.50%) Open Source
9 16 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 16 (12.50%) Security Testing
10 14 (10.94%) E-Commerce
10 14 (10.94%) Test Strategy
11 13 (10.16%) Data Entry
12 10 (7.81%) ETL
13 9 (7.03%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 9 (7.03%) Test Scripting
13 9 (7.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.06%) Java
2 35 (27.34%) SQL
3 25 (19.53%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.94%) Ruby
5 11 (8.59%) Apple Swift
6 7 (5.47%) C#
7 5 (3.91%) VB
8 4 (3.13%) HiveQL
9 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.34%) Python
9 3 (2.34%) Scala
10 2 (1.56%) C
11 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.69%) ISEB
2 6 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.78%) Degree
4 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (39.06%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) GDPR
2 2 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) Docker
2 4 (3.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.13%) Oozie
2 3 (2.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (7.03%) HP
2 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.13%) IBM
3 4 (3.13%) MapR
4 3 (2.34%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.56%) Remedy
6 1 (0.78%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.78%) BMC
6 1 (0.78%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com