Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 80 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 - +108
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 23 34 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.47% 2.24% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 0
Milton Keynes median daily rate £355 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.60% - -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £300 £270
% change year-on-year +16.67% +11.11% +20.00%
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 1,484 1,448 1,389
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.20% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 731 763
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £221 £275 £231
90th Percentile £550 £538 £527
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 56 50
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £16.96 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.16% +33.02% -8.93%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.15 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.80 £20.88 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.33 £14.00
% change year-on-year -16.31% +23.75% -6.67%

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 15 July 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (95.65%) Java
3 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (78.26%) QA
5 16 (69.57%) Jenkins
6 14 (60.87%) Selenium
6 14 (60.87%) JIRA
6 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
7 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
7 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (52.17%) TDD
7 12 (52.17%) SQL
7 12 (52.17%) Appium
8 11 (47.83%) SDLC
8 11 (47.83%) Mobile App
8 11 (47.83%) Internet
9 10 (43.48%) SOAP
9 10 (43.48%) Web Services
9 10 (43.48%) Android
9 10 (43.48%) Apple iOS
9 10 (43.48%) REST
9 10 (43.48%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
10 7 (30.43%) Open Source
11 6 (26.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (26.09%) Ruby
11 6 (26.09%) Banking
11 6 (26.09%) Bitbucket
11 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
11 6 (26.09%) QA Automation

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 5 (21.74%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (17.39%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (8.70%) OpenShift
3 1 (4.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Redis
2 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Jenkins
2 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
2 14 (60.87%) JIRA
2 14 (60.87%) Selenium
3 12 (52.17%) Appium
3 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
4 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
5 6 (26.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (26.09%) Bitbucket
6 5 (21.74%) Calabash
6 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
6 5 (21.74%) Xcode
7 2 (8.70%) ClearCase
7 2 (8.70%) ClearQuest
7 2 (8.70%) GitLab
7 2 (8.70%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
7 2 (8.70%) Mocha
7 2 (8.70%) Protractor
8 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) REST
1 10 (43.48%) SOAP
1 10 (43.48%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
3 5 (21.74%) Spring Boot
4 4 (17.39%) Node.js
5 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 2 (8.70%) Chai
6 2 (8.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Mobile App
2 10 (43.48%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Android
1 10 (43.48%) Apple iOS
2 5 (21.74%) Mac OS X
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (52.17%) TDD
4 11 (47.83%) SDLC
5 7 (30.43%) Open Source
6 6 (26.09%) QA Automation
7 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Android Development
9 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
9 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
9 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
10 2 (8.70%) BDD
10 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
10 2 (8.70%) Dependency Management
10 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
10 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) Ruby
4 5 (21.74%) Apple Swift
4 5 (21.74%) Python
4 5 (21.74%) VB
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.70%) C
6 2 (8.70%) C++
7 1 (4.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (78.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) IBM