Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 35 75
Rank change year-on-year +6 +40 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 90 92 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.92% 5.87% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.04% 6.95% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 12
Milton Keynes median daily rate £380 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -16.13% -7.74%
10th Percentile £300 £243 £268
90th Percentile £520 £456 £475
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £385 £319 £375
% change year-on-year +20.78% -15.00% -
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 1,279 1,324 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 84.09% 84.44% 84.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 664 695
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.36% +8.13%
10th Percentile £239 £270 £250
90th Percentile £564 £538 £527
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 26 27
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -15.46%
10th Percentile £9.24 £8.89 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £19.10 £15.35
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -14.85% +17.86% -17.65%

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 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 50 (55.56%) Java
2 44 (48.89%) Jenkins
3 42 (46.67%) Node.js
3 42 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (38.89%) OpenShift
5 34 (37.78%) AngularJS
6 31 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (34.44%) Git (software)
7 29 (32.22%) JIRA
8 26 (28.89%) Build Automation
9 25 (27.78%) QA
10 24 (26.67%) Selenium
11 23 (25.56%) TDD
11 23 (25.56%) Finance
12 20 (22.22%) Dependency Management
12 20 (22.22%) Banking
13 19 (21.11%) MongoDB
14 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
15 16 (17.78%) Test Scripting
15 16 (17.78%) Cucumber
16 15 (16.67%) SQL
17 13 (14.44%) Mocha
17 13 (14.44%) Android
17 13 (14.44%) Mobile App
17 13 (14.44%) Karma Test Runner
17 13 (14.44%) SDLC
17 13 (14.44%) Chai
18 12 (13.33%) GitLab
18 12 (13.33%) Protractor
18 12 (13.33%) Docker

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 5 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.11%) Apache
2 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.11%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.11%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 35 (38.89%) OpenShift
2 10 (11.11%) PaaS
3 8 (8.89%) npm
4 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (3.33%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (2.22%) SaaS
8 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.44%) Redis
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 44 (48.89%) Jenkins
2 31 (34.44%) Git (software)
3 29 (32.22%) JIRA
4 24 (26.67%) Selenium
5 16 (17.78%) Cucumber
6 13 (14.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 13 (14.44%) Mocha
7 12 (13.33%) GitLab
7 12 (13.33%) Protractor
8 11 (12.22%) Appium
9 9 (10.00%) Calabash
9 9 (10.00%) WebDriver
10 7 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (6.67%) Bitbucket
11 6 (6.67%) Maven
12 5 (5.56%) SoapUI
12 5 (5.56%) SonarQube
12 5 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (5.56%) Xcode
13 4 (4.44%) Artifactory
General
1 23 (25.56%) Finance
2 20 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Retail
4 4 (4.44%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.22%) Law
6 2 (2.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (36.67%) Developer
2 24 (26.67%) Tester
3 22 (24.44%) Node.js Developer
4 21 (23.33%) Automation Tester
5 13 (14.44%) Analyst
6 11 (12.22%) QA Automation Tester
6 11 (12.22%) QA Tester
6 11 (12.22%) Test Analyst
7 10 (11.11%) Java Automation Tester
8 8 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (6.67%) Angular Developer
10 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Test Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Java Developer
11 5 (5.56%) Senior Developer
12 4 (4.44%) Architect
12 4 (4.44%) QA Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.44%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (46.67%) Node.js
2 34 (37.78%) AngularJS
3 13 (14.44%) Chai
4 11 (12.22%) SOAP
4 11 (12.22%) Web Services
5 10 (11.11%) REST
5 10 (11.11%) RESTful
6 7 (7.78%) .NET
7 6 (6.67%) Spring Boot
8 4 (4.44%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.11%) EJB
10 1 (1.11%) Java EE
10 1 (1.11%) JMS
10 1 (1.11%) Spring
10 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) User Experience
6 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Android
2 12 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.67%) Linux
4 5 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 5 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (28.89%) Build Automation
4 23 (25.56%) TDD
5 20 (22.22%) Dependency Management
6 16 (17.78%) Test Scripting
7 13 (14.44%) SDLC
8 11 (12.22%) Scrum
9 10 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (11.11%) DevOps
9 10 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 10 (11.11%) QA Automation
9 10 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.11%) Workflow
10 9 (10.00%) Defect Management
10 9 (10.00%) Open Source
11 8 (8.89%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.78%) Manual Testing
12 7 (7.78%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (55.56%) Java
2 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.67%) SQL
4 12 (13.33%) Python
5 10 (11.11%) Ruby
6 7 (7.78%) C#
6 7 (7.78%) Groovy
7 6 (6.67%) VB
8 5 (5.56%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.33%) C++
10 2 (2.22%) C
11 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.67%) ISEB
3 5 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) CISSP
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.22%) Degree
5 2 (2.22%) HND
5 2 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.22%) SSCP
5 2 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) MCP
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.44%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.11%) Ansible
4 1 (1.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.44%) HP
2 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (2.22%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.11%) BMC
5 1 (1.11%) IBM
5 1 (1.11%) Informatica
5 1 (1.11%) Remedy