Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 22 January 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 Test Engineer
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 84 106
Rank change year-on-year -33 +22 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.12% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Milton Keynes median daily rate £315 £380 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.11% +42.06% -15.75%
10th Percentile £302 £341 £205
90th Percentile £341 £412 £323
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £315 £380 £268
% change year-on-year -17.11% +42.06% -15.75%
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 1,587 1,113 1,683
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 92.14% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 642 834
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £256 £241
90th Percentile £538 £570 £530
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.69% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 50 78
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.70 £13.61 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.70% +4.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £9.95 £9.00 £9.16
90th Percentile £21.00 £38.75 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +7.69%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Milton Keynes

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Milton Keynes

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA