Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Automation Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 13 December 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 QA Tester
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 - 107
Rank change year-on-year - +107 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Tester 14 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.79% - 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% - 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Milton Keynes median daily rate £325 - £300
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 - £300
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 1690 1154 1808
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 92.54% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 655 912
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £204 £233
90th Percentile £525 £550 £509
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 53 90
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.09 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.07% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £9.95 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.00 £36.15 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%

QA Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Tester in Milton Keynes

QA 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 QA Automation Tester in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Automation Tester in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, QA 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 QA Automation Tester in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) TDD
1 14 (100.00%) JIRA
1 14 (100.00%) QA
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (92.86%) REST
2 13 (92.86%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (92.86%) Git (software)
2 13 (92.86%) SOAP
2 13 (92.86%) Web Services
2 13 (92.86%) Jenkins
3 12 (85.71%) Internet
3 12 (85.71%) Selenium
3 12 (85.71%) Cucumber
4 11 (78.57%) WebDriver
4 11 (78.57%) Appium
5 10 (71.43%) Docker
5 10 (71.43%) Android
5 10 (71.43%) Bitbucket
5 10 (71.43%) Apple Swift
5 10 (71.43%) Open Source
5 10 (71.43%) Confluence
5 10 (71.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (71.43%) Apple iOS
5 10 (71.43%) Windows
5 10 (71.43%) Mac OS X
6 9 (64.29%) Redis
6 9 (64.29%) Mobile App

QA 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 10 (71.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Sauce Labs
2 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) npm
3 1 (7.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Redis
2 3 (21.43%) Big Data
2 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) JIRA
2 13 (92.86%) Git (software)
2 13 (92.86%) Jenkins
3 12 (85.71%) Cucumber
3 12 (85.71%) Selenium
4 11 (78.57%) Appium
4 11 (78.57%) WebDriver
5 10 (71.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (71.43%) Bitbucket
6 4 (28.57%) Calabash
7 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
7 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
7 3 (21.43%) NUnit
7 3 (21.43%) PhantomJS
7 3 (21.43%) Protractor
7 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
8 1 (7.14%) Mocha
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
1 5 (35.71%) Corporate Banking
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) REST
1 13 (92.86%) SOAP
1 13 (92.86%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) RESTful
3 3 (21.43%) JSON
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Android
1 10 (71.43%) Apple iOS
1 10 (71.43%) Mac OS X
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) TDD
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (92.86%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (71.43%) Open Source
4 8 (57.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) QA Automation
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) Data Entry
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
8 1 (7.14%) Kanban
8 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) Apple Swift
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM