Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Automated Testing
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 60 59
Rank change year-on-year +25 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 100 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.76% 2.66% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 3.13% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 35
Milton Keynes median daily rate £328 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.22% +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £279 £285 £218
90th Percentile £482 £515 £445
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -25.71% +16.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £46.00 -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1448 1085 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.46% 85.03% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 638 851
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £416 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +7.92% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £250
90th Percentile £527 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -1.37% +8.15% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 36
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.88% +23.62%
10th Percentile £8.79 £9.00 £9.38
90th Percentile £24.80 £38.75 £25.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.58 £15.00 £16.27
% change year-on-year +10.53% -7.78% +25.12%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
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 in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 73 (73.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (51.00%) Jenkins
3 46 (46.00%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (46.00%) Git (software)
4 42 (42.00%) TDD
4 42 (42.00%) Java
5 41 (41.00%) QA
6 37 (37.00%) JIRA
7 34 (34.00%) Banking
8 32 (32.00%) Selenium
9 29 (29.00%) Finance
10 28 (28.00%) Cucumber
11 27 (27.00%) SQL
12 26 (26.00%) Scrum
13 25 (25.00%) BDD
14 24 (24.00%) SDLC
14 24 (24.00%) SOAP
15 22 (22.00%) Node.js
16 21 (21.00%) REST
16 21 (21.00%) WebDriver
17 20 (20.00%) Workflow
18 19 (19.00%) Big Data
19 18 (18.00%) AngularJS
19 18 (18.00%) Hadoop
19 18 (18.00%) Web Services
20 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
21 16 (16.00%) RESTful
21 16 (16.00%) Protractor
22 15 (15.00%) Confluence
22 15 (15.00%) OpenShift

Test Automation
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 15 (15.00%) Confluence
2 4 (4.00%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.00%) Apache
3 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.00%) OpenShift
2 9 (9.00%) npm
3 8 (8.00%) Sauce Labs
4 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (4.00%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (4.00%) Slack
6 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.00%) Internet
2 5 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) Big Data
2 18 (18.00%) Hadoop
3 10 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.00%) Redis
4 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.00%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 51 (51.00%) Jenkins
2 46 (46.00%) Git (software)
3 37 (37.00%) JIRA
4 32 (32.00%) Selenium
5 28 (28.00%) Cucumber
6 21 (21.00%) WebDriver
7 16 (16.00%) Protractor
8 13 (13.00%) Appium
9 12 (12.00%) Bitbucket
9 12 (12.00%) GitLab
10 10 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (9.00%) Karma Test Runner
11 9 (9.00%) Mocha
12 7 (7.00%) Calabash
13 6 (6.00%) JMeter
14 5 (5.00%) Eclipse
14 5 (5.00%) Jasmine
15 4 (4.00%) Gatling
16 3 (3.00%) git-flow
16 3 (3.00%) PhantomJS
General
1 34 (34.00%) Banking
2 29 (29.00%) Finance
3 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.00%) Retail
5 7 (7.00%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (7.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (38.00%) Tester
2 33 (33.00%) Automation Tester
3 24 (24.00%) Developer
4 17 (17.00%) Architect
5 16 (16.00%) Test Architect
6 14 (14.00%) Analyst
7 13 (13.00%) QA Tester
8 11 (11.00%) Node.js Developer
8 11 (11.00%) QA Automation Tester
9 9 (9.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (9.00%) Java Automation Tester
10 7 (7.00%) Security Analyst
10 7 (7.00%) Senior Tester
10 7 (7.00%) Test Analyst
11 6 (6.00%) Java Developer
11 6 (6.00%) Selenium Tester
11 6 (6.00%) Senior Automation Tester
12 5 (5.00%) Senior Developer
12 5 (5.00%) Senior QA Tester
13 4 (4.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.00%) SOAP
2 22 (22.00%) Node.js
3 21 (21.00%) REST
4 18 (18.00%) AngularJS
4 18 (18.00%) Web Services
5 16 (16.00%) RESTful
6 6 (6.00%) Chai
7 5 (5.00%) .NET
7 5 (5.00%) Spring
8 4 (4.00%) Cascading
8 4 (4.00%) Kafka
8 4 (4.00%) Taurus
9 3 (3.00%) CSS
9 3 (3.00%) Gherkin
9 3 (3.00%) HTML
9 3 (3.00%) HTML5
9 3 (3.00%) J2EE
9 3 (3.00%) JSON
9 3 (3.00%) Spring Boot
9 3 (3.00%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 11 (11.00%) Android
2 11 (11.00%) Apple iOS
3 10 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (73.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (46.00%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (42.00%) TDD
4 26 (26.00%) Scrum
5 25 (25.00%) BDD
6 24 (24.00%) SDLC
7 20 (20.00%) Workflow
8 13 (13.00%) Open Source
8 13 (13.00%) Test Strategy
9 12 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (12.00%) E-Commerce
10 11 (11.00%) Mentoring
10 11 (11.00%) Performance Testing
10 11 (11.00%) Security Testing
11 10 (10.00%) Functional Testing
12 9 (9.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 8 (8.00%) Data Entry
14 7 (7.00%) ETL
14 7 (7.00%) Test Scripting
14 7 (7.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.00%) Java
2 27 (27.00%) SQL
3 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.00%) Apple Swift
4 11 (11.00%) Ruby
5 6 (6.00%) C#
6 4 (4.00%) HiveQL
7 3 (3.00%) Python
7 3 (3.00%) Scala
8 2 (2.00%) C
8 2 (2.00%) VB
9 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.00%) ISEB
3 4 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (41.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) GDPR
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (11.00%) Docker
2 4 (4.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (4.00%) Oozie
2 3 (3.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) HP
2 4 (4.00%) MapR
3 3 (3.00%) IBM
4 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.00%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.00%) Remedy
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com