Period
to 21 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 99 85
Rank change year-on-year +28 -14 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 17 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.59% 1.13% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.19% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Milton Keynes median daily rate £315 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £253
90th Percentile £323 £338 £376
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £315 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.85% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,008 1,511 1,301
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 95.03% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 803 704
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £206 £226 £263
90th Percentile £618 £550 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 90 43
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.50 £14.05 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.44% -6.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.32 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £23.78 £18.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +24.14% -12.12% +10.00%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Java
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (94.12%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (88.24%) Confluence
3 15 (88.24%) Jenkins
3 15 (88.24%) TDD
3 15 (88.24%) Maven
3 15 (88.24%) JSON
3 15 (88.24%) JIRA
4 14 (82.35%) BDD
4 14 (82.35%) Java 8
5 12 (70.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (70.59%) IntelliJ
6 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (52.94%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (47.06%) Spring
8 6 (35.29%) QA Automation
8 6 (35.29%) QA
9 4 (23.53%) Banking
9 4 (23.53%) Node.js
10 3 (17.65%) ATM
10 3 (17.65%) Selenium
10 3 (17.65%) JMeter
10 3 (17.65%) API Testing
11 2 (11.76%) Appium
11 2 (11.76%) Finance
11 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
11 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
11 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
12 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS

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 15 (88.24%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) ATM
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Jenkins
1 15 (88.24%) JIRA
1 15 (88.24%) Maven
2 12 (70.59%) IntelliJ
2 12 (70.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (17.65%) JMeter
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) Appium
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) Android Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) JSON
2 8 (47.06%) Spring
3 4 (23.53%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) Android SDK
4 1 (5.88%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 16 (94.12%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (88.24%) TDD
3 14 (82.35%) BDD
4 9 (52.94%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) QA Automation
6 3 (17.65%) API Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (82.35%) Java 8
3 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Apple