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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 76 - 83
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.88% - 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.66%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 844 866 967
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.66% 84.08% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 457 472
Median daily rate £401 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £39.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 2
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (81.82%) Finance
3 8 (72.73%) Selenium
3 8 (72.73%) SDLC
4 6 (54.55%) REST
4 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
4 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
4 6 (54.55%) JIRA
4 6 (54.55%) QA
4 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) SOAP
4 6 (54.55%) Web Services
5 5 (45.45%) Internet
5 5 (45.45%) C#
5 5 (45.45%) .NET
5 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 5 (45.45%) Mobile App
5 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Calabash
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) VB
6 4 (36.36%) Python
6 4 (36.36%) Ruby
7 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
8 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
8 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 2 (18.18%) JMeter

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) Calabash
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) JMeter
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Automation Test Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Integration Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Integration Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 2 (18.18%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) REST
1 6 (54.55%) SOAP
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (72.73%) SDLC
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Ruby
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
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