Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 41 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 +24 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 96 118 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.02% 5.13% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 6.15% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 21
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £290 £285 £285
90th Percentile £656 £505 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.65 - £46.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.70 £45.87
% change year-on-year -7.59% +6.16% +14.68%

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 1,421 1,918 1,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 89.15% 83.36% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 914 773
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £418 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £230 £255 £251
90th Percentile £588 £538 £571
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 83 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -5.42%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.00 £9.31
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.75 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.01% +6.76% -21.05%

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 18 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 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 +8 70 £408 +1.88% 11
Beaconsfield - 4 £575 - 1
High Wycombe - 4 £500 - 2
Aylesbury +3 2 £375 - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 56 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.63%) Java
3 35 (36.46%) JavaScript
4 34 (35.42%) BDD
5 31 (32.29%) TDD
6 30 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (27.08%) QA
7 26 (27.08%) Jenkins
8 25 (26.04%) Selenium
9 23 (23.96%) JIRA
10 21 (21.88%) Finance
11 20 (20.83%) C#
11 20 (20.83%) .NET
12 19 (19.79%) Node.js
12 19 (19.79%) DevOps
13 18 (18.75%) Git (software)
14 17 (17.71%) Spring
15 15 (15.63%) Open Source
16 14 (14.58%) HTML
16 14 (14.58%) Python
17 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
17 13 (13.54%) User Experience
17 13 (13.54%) Continuous Delivery
18 12 (12.50%) WebSphere
18 12 (12.50%) Confluence
18 12 (12.50%) E-Commerce
18 12 (12.50%) Oracle
18 12 (12.50%) OO
18 12 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
19 11 (11.46%) Deployment Automation

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 12 (12.50%) Confluence
1 12 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 9 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.13%) IIS
3 3 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Magento
2 2 (2.08%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.08%) SAP MM
2 2 (2.08%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.29%) OpenShift
3 5 (5.21%) SaaS
4 3 (3.13%) PaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.04%) IaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) HTTP
2 4 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) ATM
3 1 (1.04%) Firewall
3 1 (1.04%) RFID
3 1 (1.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.21%) Redis
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.04%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.04%) NuoDB
4 1 (1.04%) Power BI
4 1 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (27.08%) Jenkins
2 25 (26.04%) Selenium
3 23 (23.96%) JIRA
4 18 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 10 (10.42%) Appium
6 8 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 7 (7.29%) IntelliJ
8 6 (6.25%) Calabash
8 6 (6.25%) git-flow
8 6 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 5 (5.21%) Maven
9 5 (5.21%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.17%) Bitbucket
10 4 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (3.13%) Eclipse
11 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (21.88%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Retail
4 4 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Automotive
6 1 (1.04%) Electronics
6 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) Developer
2 25 (26.04%) Tester
3 19 (19.79%) Automation Tester
4 17 (17.71%) Architect
5 15 (15.63%) QA Tester
6 11 (11.46%) QA Automation Tester
7 10 (10.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (9.38%) UI Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Analyst
9 8 (8.33%) Test Analyst
9 8 (8.33%) Test Architect
10 7 (7.29%) Java Automation Tester
10 7 (7.29%) Java Developer
10 7 (7.29%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
11 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
11 6 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (5.21%) JSP Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Junior
12 5 (5.21%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.83%) .NET
2 19 (19.79%) Node.js
3 17 (17.71%) Spring
4 14 (14.58%) HTML
5 10 (10.42%) CSS
6 9 (9.38%) HTML5
7 8 (8.33%) Spring Boot
8 7 (7.29%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.29%) JSON
8 7 (7.29%) SOAP
8 7 (7.29%) Web Services
9 6 (6.25%) Akka
9 6 (6.25%) Behat
9 6 (6.25%) LESS
10 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
10 5 (5.21%) CSS3
10 5 (5.21%) REST
10 5 (5.21%) XML
11 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) User Experience
2 12 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (9.38%) iPad
4 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.13%) Fintech
6 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.13%) Robotics
7 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.04%) EPoS
7 1 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.04%) Verilog
7 1 (1.04%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Android
1 7 (7.29%) Apple iOS
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.42%) BDD
3 31 (32.29%) TDD
4 30 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (19.79%) DevOps
6 15 (15.63%) Open Source
7 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
7 13 (13.54%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 12 (12.50%) OO
9 11 (11.46%) Deployment Automation
9 11 (11.46%) Front End Development
10 10 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (9.38%) OOP
11 9 (9.38%) QA Automation
11 9 (9.38%) Scrum
12 8 (8.33%) Functional Testing
13 7 (7.29%) Test Management
13 7 (7.29%) Test Strategy
13 7 (7.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (40.63%) Java
2 35 (36.46%) JavaScript
3 20 (20.83%) C#
4 14 (14.58%) Python
5 10 (10.42%) SQL
6 9 (9.38%) PHP
7 8 (8.33%) C++
8 6 (6.25%) Ruby
9 5 (5.21%) Apple Swift
9 5 (5.21%) Java 8
10 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.13%) Groovy
11 3 (3.13%) VB
12 2 (2.08%) C
13 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.04%) Scala
13 1 (1.04%) Tcl
13 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) CISSP
2 5 (5.21%) Master's Degree
2 5 (5.21%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (4.17%) SSCP
4 2 (2.08%) ISEB
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) MCP
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.08%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Oracle
2 9 (9.38%) ATG
2 9 (9.38%) Demandware
2 9 (9.38%) hybris
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.13%) SAP
3 3 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.04%) Apple
4 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.04%) IBM
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.04%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.04%) Xilinx