Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 41 66
Rank change year-on-year +18 +25 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 131 122 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.07% 5.47% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.23% 6.63% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 30 28
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.42% -17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £296 £246 £240
90th Percentile £588 £403 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £46.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.20 £46.75
% change year-on-year -11.49% -3.33% +16.88%

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 1,591 1,840 1,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 85.81% 82.51% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 861 849
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £242 £228 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £434 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.52% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 71 53
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +7.14% -26.32%
10th Percentile £9.09 £9.31 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.38 £77.50 £45.30
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.81% -6.67% -0.73%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +16 110 £388 +17.42% 14
Aylesbury +2 2 £375 - 1
High Wycombe -3 1 £450 - 2
Beaconsfield - 1 £450 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 68 (51.91%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (51.15%) Java
3 54 (41.22%) Jenkins
4 53 (40.46%) Node.js
5 50 (38.17%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (35.11%) Git (software)
7 42 (32.06%) OpenShift
8 40 (30.53%) JavaScript
9 39 (29.77%) AngularJS
10 37 (28.24%) TDD
11 34 (25.95%) QA
11 34 (25.95%) Selenium
12 32 (24.43%) JIRA
13 31 (23.66%) Build Automation
14 28 (21.37%) BDD
15 27 (20.61%) Banking
15 27 (20.61%) Finance
16 26 (19.85%) MongoDB
17 25 (19.08%) Dependency Management
18 21 (16.03%) Open Source
19 20 (15.27%) DevOps
19 20 (15.27%) Python
20 19 (14.50%) Cucumber
21 18 (13.74%) Appium
21 18 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
21 18 (13.74%) SDLC
21 18 (13.74%) C#
22 15 (11.45%) .NET
22 15 (11.45%) SQL
23 14 (10.69%) Scrum

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 8 (6.11%) WebSphere
1 8 (6.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (5.34%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Magento
2 2 (1.53%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.53%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.53%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (32.06%) OpenShift
2 11 (8.40%) PaaS
3 9 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.34%) npm
5 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (3.05%) SaaS
7 3 (2.29%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.76%) GitHub
8 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.85%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.34%) Redis
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) Big Data
4 1 (0.76%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.76%) NuoDB
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (41.22%) Jenkins
2 46 (35.11%) Git (software)
3 34 (25.95%) Selenium
4 32 (24.43%) JIRA
5 19 (14.50%) Cucumber
6 18 (13.74%) Appium
7 12 (9.16%) Calabash
8 11 (8.40%) GitLab
8 11 (8.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 11 (8.40%) Mocha
8 11 (8.40%) Protractor
9 9 (6.87%) WebDriver
10 8 (6.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (5.34%) Bitbucket
11 7 (5.34%) Maven
11 7 (5.34%) SoapUI
11 7 (5.34%) Xcode
12 6 (4.58%) SpecFlow
13 5 (3.82%) SonarQube
13 5 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (20.61%) Banking
1 27 (20.61%) Finance
2 5 (3.82%) Retail
3 4 (3.05%) Legal
3 4 (3.05%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (38.93%) Developer
2 34 (25.95%) Tester
3 31 (23.66%) Automation Tester
4 30 (22.90%) Node.js Developer
5 16 (12.21%) Architect
6 15 (11.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (11.45%) QA Automation Tester
6 15 (11.45%) QA Tester
7 11 (8.40%) Analyst
7 11 (8.40%) Java Automation Tester
7 11 (8.40%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (7.63%) Test Architect
9 8 (6.11%) UI Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Angular Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Mobile Tester
11 6 (4.58%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (40.46%) Node.js
2 39 (29.77%) AngularJS
3 15 (11.45%) .NET
4 13 (9.92%) Chai
5 12 (9.16%) SOAP
5 12 (9.16%) Web Services
6 11 (8.40%) HTML
6 11 (8.40%) REST
7 10 (7.63%) CSS
8 9 (6.87%) RESTful
8 9 (6.87%) Spring
9 8 (6.11%) Spring Boot
10 7 (5.34%) LESS
11 6 (4.58%) Behat
11 6 (4.58%) HTML5
12 5 (3.82%) CSS3
13 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
14 2 (1.53%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (1.53%) Sass
15 1 (0.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) Mobile App
2 13 (9.92%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (7.63%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.63%) User Experience
4 8 (6.11%) iPad
5 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.69%) Android
1 14 (10.69%) Apple iOS
2 7 (5.34%) Linux
3 6 (4.58%) Mac OS X
3 6 (4.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (51.91%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.17%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (28.24%) TDD
4 31 (23.66%) Build Automation
5 28 (21.37%) BDD
6 25 (19.08%) Dependency Management
7 21 (16.03%) Open Source
8 20 (15.27%) DevOps
9 18 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (13.74%) SDLC
10 14 (10.69%) Scrum
11 12 (9.16%) OOP
11 12 (9.16%) Test Scripting
12 11 (8.40%) Front End Development
12 11 (8.40%) Functional Testing
13 10 (7.63%) Deployment Automation
13 10 (7.63%) E-Commerce
13 10 (7.63%) OO
13 10 (7.63%) QA Automation
14 8 (6.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (51.15%) Java
2 40 (30.53%) JavaScript
3 20 (15.27%) Python
4 18 (13.74%) C#
5 15 (11.45%) SQL
6 12 (9.16%) C++
6 12 (9.16%) Ruby
7 10 (7.63%) Groovy
8 8 (6.11%) VB
9 6 (4.58%) Apple Swift
9 6 (4.58%) PHP
10 3 (2.29%) C
11 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (6.11%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.34%) ISEB
3 5 (3.82%) Degree
3 5 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.82%) Master's Degree
4 4 (3.05%) CISSP
4 4 (3.05%) SSCP
4 4 (3.05%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.95%) QA
System Software
1 13 (9.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.29%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.76%) Ansible
3 1 (0.76%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (6.11%) ATG
1 8 (6.11%) Demandware
1 8 (6.11%) hybris
1 8 (6.11%) Oracle
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.58%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.29%) HP
3 3 (2.29%) IBM
3 3 (2.29%) SAP
4 1 (0.76%) Informatica
4 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.76%) Xamarin