The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 69 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.53% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £295 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 639 652 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.09% 85.12% 79.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 372 344
Median daily rate £413 £410 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Milton Keynes

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Calabash
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

Automation Testing
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 1 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Calabash
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
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