The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 56 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 13 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.76% - 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% - 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 10
Median daily rate £400 - £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £386 £340
% change year-on-year -0.12% +13.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 624 646 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.67% 85.90% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 366 344
Median daily rate £415 £410 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 7 (38.89%) Docker
4 7 (38.89%) DevOps
4 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 6 (33.33%) JUnit
5 6 (33.33%) TDD
5 6 (33.33%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) Splunk
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (33.33%) AppDynamics
5 6 (33.33%) GitLab
5 6 (33.33%) GitHub
5 6 (33.33%) Gradle
5 6 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) B2C
7 4 (22.22%) OOP
7 4 (22.22%) OO

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) GitHub
2 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
4 6 (33.33%) GitLab
4 6 (33.33%) Gradle
4 6 (33.33%) JUnit
5 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
7 2 (11.11%) MSTest
7 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.56%) Calabash
8 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Automotive
2 4 (22.22%) German Language
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) AWS Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 4 (22.22%) Entity Framework
1 4 (22.22%) Fluent NHibernate
1 4 (22.22%) jQuery
1 4 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) Velocity
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (5.56%) JMS
4 1 (5.56%) Kafka
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) API Design
4 4 (22.22%) B2C
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 4 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
4 4 (22.22%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) OOP
4 4 (22.22%) SOLID
4 4 (22.22%) Web Development
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Microservices
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) TypeScript
5 3 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) AppDynamics
1 6 (33.33%) Splunk
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
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