The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 28 April 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 Test Engineer
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £295 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 728 725 868
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 94.30% 95.52% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 406 419
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 21
Median hourly rate £16.92 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £11.05 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation

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 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA