The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 24 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.24% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 715 646 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.49% 96.71% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 345 442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Milton Keynes

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Milton Keynes

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Milton Keynes

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (85.19%) REST
3 23 (85.19%) Jenkins
4 22 (81.48%) SOAP
5 20 (74.07%) TDD
5 20 (74.07%) JIRA
5 20 (74.07%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (70.37%) QA
6 19 (70.37%) Web Services
6 19 (70.37%) Java
6 19 (70.37%) SQL
7 16 (59.26%) Git (software)
8 15 (55.56%) Node.js
9 14 (51.85%) Banking
9 14 (51.85%) Mobile App
9 14 (51.85%) Protractor
10 13 (48.15%) AngularJS
10 13 (48.15%) Internet
11 12 (44.44%) SDLC
12 10 (37.04%) Chai
12 10 (37.04%) Karma Test Runner
12 10 (37.04%) Retail
12 10 (37.04%) Corporate Banking
12 10 (37.04%) Mocha
13 9 (33.33%) RESTful
14 8 (29.63%) Selenium
14 8 (29.63%) Open Source
14 8 (29.63%) MongoDB
14 8 (29.63%) Workflow

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (7.41%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) OpenShift
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (85.19%) Jenkins
2 20 (74.07%) JIRA
3 16 (59.26%) Git (software)
4 14 (51.85%) Protractor
5 10 (37.04%) Karma Test Runner
5 10 (37.04%) Mocha
6 8 (29.63%) GitLab
6 8 (29.63%) Selenium
7 7 (25.93%) Calabash
8 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
9 3 (11.11%) Jasmine
9 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
10 2 (7.41%) Appium
10 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
10 2 (7.41%) PhantomJS
11 1 (3.70%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
11 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (3.70%) TestNG
General
1 14 (51.85%) Banking
2 10 (37.04%) Corporate Banking
2 10 (37.04%) Retail
3 8 (29.63%) Finance
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) REST
2 22 (81.48%) SOAP
3 19 (70.37%) Web Services
4 15 (55.56%) Node.js
5 13 (48.15%) AngularJS
6 10 (37.04%) Chai
7 9 (33.33%) RESTful
8 1 (3.70%) .NET
8 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (74.07%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (74.07%) TDD
4 12 (44.44%) SDLC
5 8 (29.63%) Build Automation
5 8 (29.63%) Dependency Management
5 8 (29.63%) Open Source
5 8 (29.63%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) Workflow
6 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 6 (22.22%) QA Automation
7 5 (18.52%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Data Entry
9 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Java
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) Ruby
2 7 (25.93%) VB
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) F#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (70.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
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