Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 87 106
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 23 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.35% 0.082% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.089% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Milton Keynes median daily rate £325 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -17.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £338
90th Percentile £433 £295 £363
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £290 £375
% change year-on-year +12.07% -22.67% +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 1,617 1,127 1,688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 92.15% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 646 836
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £244
90th Percentile £538 £575 £530
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 49 79
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.93 £13.22 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.06% +5.76% -10.71%
10th Percentile £9.61 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.80 £38.75 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +7.69%

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 16 January 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) Selenium
2 18 (78.26%) TDD
2 18 (78.26%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (73.91%) WebDriver
3 17 (73.91%) Cucumber
4 16 (69.57%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (65.22%) Git (software)
5 15 (65.22%) SQL
5 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
6 14 (60.87%) JIRA
6 14 (60.87%) QA
7 13 (56.52%) SOAP
7 13 (56.52%) Web Services
7 13 (56.52%) REST
8 12 (52.17%) Apple iOS
8 12 (52.17%) Android
8 12 (52.17%) Bitbucket
8 12 (52.17%) Docker
8 12 (52.17%) Appium
8 12 (52.17%) Apple Swift
8 12 (52.17%) Windows
8 12 (52.17%) Mac OS X
8 12 (52.17%) Internet
8 12 (52.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (52.17%) Confluence
9 11 (47.83%) Mobile App
10 9 (39.13%) Redis
10 9 (39.13%) Open Source

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 12 (52.17%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (34.78%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) Redis
2 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Selenium
2 17 (73.91%) Cucumber
2 17 (73.91%) WebDriver
3 15 (65.22%) Git (software)
3 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
4 14 (60.87%) JIRA
5 12 (52.17%) Appium
5 12 (52.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (52.17%) Bitbucket
6 6 (26.09%) Calabash
7 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
7 3 (13.04%) IntelliJ
7 3 (13.04%) NUnit
7 3 (13.04%) PhantomJS
7 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
7 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
8 2 (8.70%) Jasmine
8 2 (8.70%) Protractor
9 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Corporate Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 5 (21.74%) Retail Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) REST
1 13 (56.52%) SOAP
1 13 (56.52%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) Node.js
2 3 (13.04%) RESTful
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Android
1 12 (52.17%) Apple iOS
1 12 (52.17%) Mac OS X
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) TDD
3 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (69.57%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (39.13%) Open Source
6 8 (34.78%) BDD
6 8 (34.78%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
7 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
7 6 (26.09%) SDLC
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
10 3 (13.04%) Data Entry
10 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
10 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
11 2 (8.70%) API Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
11 2 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) Apple Swift
4 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) Ruby
5 5 (21.74%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (60.87%) QA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.04%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) HP