Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 42 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 55 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.85% 4.85% 5.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 5.44% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 37
Median daily rate £494 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.18% +10.39% +17.56%
10th Percentile £434 £302 £300
90th Percentile £503 £558 £484
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £488 £425 £386
% change year-on-year +14.71% +10.03% +18.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.58% - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £45.00 £46.67 -
% change year-on-year -3.58% - -

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 382 1,011 1,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.77% 89.15% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 582 737
Median daily rate £450 £443 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +10.69% -
10th Percentile £291 £268 £239
90th Percentile £638 £600 £553
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £438 £400
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 60
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £13.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +29.40% -0.64%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.90 £9.79
90th Percentile £42.00 £48.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.88 £14.50
% change year-on-year -32.98% +64.66% -10.77%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) SOAP
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) Python
3 8 (61.54%) MySQL
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) HTML
3 8 (61.54%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) Node.js
3 8 (61.54%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Azure
5 5 (38.46%) AWS
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Bourne shell
5 5 (38.46%) BeanShell
5 5 (38.46%) Banking
5 5 (38.46%) Korn
5 5 (38.46%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (38.46%) JIRA
5 5 (38.46%) Selenium
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (38.46%) JSP

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 (38.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Azure
2 5 (38.46%) AWS
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
3 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (23.08%) npm
4 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
5 1 (7.69%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) MySQL
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) DB2
2 5 (38.46%) DB2 UDB
2 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
3 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (15.38%) Power BI
4 2 (15.38%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) Ant
2 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
2 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 5 (38.46%) JUnit
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) Grunt
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (23.08%) Mocha
3 3 (23.08%) webpack
4 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Automotive
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics
4 1 (7.69%) German Language
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Applications Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Mobile Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) SOAP
1 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) Node.js
3 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 5 (38.46%) Electron Framework
4 5 (38.46%) JSP
4 5 (38.46%) LDAP
4 5 (38.46%) SailPoint
4 5 (38.46%) Servlets
4 5 (38.46%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) JSON
6 3 (23.08%) Backbone.js
6 3 (23.08%) Chai
6 3 (23.08%) PhoneGap
6 3 (23.08%) Redux
6 3 (23.08%) REST
6 3 (23.08%) RESTful
6 3 (23.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (38.46%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (38.46%) Mainframe
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 3 (23.08%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) Android
4 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) DevOps
4 5 (38.46%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) Data Transformation
6 3 (23.08%) ETL
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 3 (23.08%) Minimum Viable Product
6 3 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (23.08%) MVVM
6 3 (23.08%) Open Source
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 3 (23.08%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) BeanShell
3 5 (38.46%) Bourne shell
3 5 (38.46%) C
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) Korn
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
4 3 (23.08%) Apple Swift
4 3 (23.08%) ES6
4 3 (23.08%) Kotlin
4 3 (23.08%) Objective-C
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) RACF
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) OutSystems
3 3 (23.08%) Xamarin
4 1 (7.69%) Capita
4 1 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Talend