Period
to 18 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a QA Automation Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 99 98
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Tester 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.48% 0.69% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.72% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Milton Keynes median daily rate - £325 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +75.68% -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate - £325 £185
% change year-on-year - +75.68% -
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 986 1,519 1,299
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 95.18% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 798 718
Milton Keynes median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £212 £256 £263
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 49
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.00 £14.05 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -3.10% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.05 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £23.48 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.71% +11.11% +5.00%

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 18 April 2019, QA 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 QA Automation Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Maven
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Confluence
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 5 (100.00%) Java 8
1 5 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (60.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
3 1 (20.00%) Android Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Appium
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Apple

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 5 (100.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Maven
1 5 (100.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) Android Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Appium
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
3 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) API Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Java 8
2 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apple