The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.67% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £313
% change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 700 733 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.21% 95.69% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 406 376
Median daily rate £407 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) VB
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) Calabash
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) XML

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Calabash
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) F#
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA