Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 38 58
Rank change year-on-year +16 +20 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 106 94 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 7.49% 5.64% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.67% 6.72% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 17
Milton Keynes median daily rate £394 £330 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.32% -26.67% +33.33%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £296
90th Percentile £628 £433 £515
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £330 £450
% change year-on-year +21.21% -26.67% +20.00%
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 1,223 1,398 1,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 86.43% 83.86% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 713 633
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +9.21%
10th Percentile £249 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £530 £544
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £405 £400 £408
% change year-on-year +1.13% -1.84% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 44 35
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £13.93 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +16.04% -15.46%
10th Percentile £9.18 £8.59 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.70 £19.50 £15.15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.44 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.35% +8.62% -17.14%

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 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 52 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (47.17%) Java
3 43 (40.57%) Jenkins
4 38 (35.85%) Node.js
4 38 (35.85%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (33.02%) OpenShift
6 32 (30.19%) AngularJS
7 30 (28.30%) TDD
8 28 (26.42%) Git (software)
9 27 (25.47%) Build Automation
9 27 (25.47%) JIRA
10 26 (24.53%) Selenium
10 26 (24.53%) JavaScript
11 24 (22.64%) QA
12 21 (19.81%) Dependency Management
13 20 (18.87%) DevOps
13 20 (18.87%) MongoDB
13 20 (18.87%) BDD
14 19 (17.92%) Open Source
14 19 (17.92%) Finance
14 19 (17.92%) .NET
15 18 (16.98%) C#
16 16 (15.09%) Python
17 15 (14.15%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (13.21%) Appium
18 14 (13.21%) Cucumber
19 13 (12.26%) Apple iOS
19 13 (12.26%) Android
19 13 (12.26%) Scrum
19 13 (12.26%) Banking

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 6 (5.66%) Confluence
2 5 (4.72%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.72%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.94%) Apache
3 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Magento
2 2 (1.89%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.89%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.89%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (33.02%) OpenShift
2 11 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.38%) PaaS
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.66%) npm
4 6 (5.66%) SaaS
5 3 (2.83%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.87%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.66%) Redis
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.94%) Big Data
4 1 (0.94%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.94%) NuoDB
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (40.57%) Jenkins
2 28 (26.42%) Git (software)
3 27 (25.47%) JIRA
4 26 (24.53%) Selenium
5 14 (13.21%) Appium
5 14 (13.21%) Cucumber
6 9 (8.49%) GitLab
6 9 (8.49%) Karma Test Runner
6 9 (8.49%) Mocha
6 9 (8.49%) Protractor
7 8 (7.55%) WebDriver
8 7 (6.60%) Calabash
9 6 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (5.66%) Bitbucket
9 6 (5.66%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.66%) SpecFlow
9 6 (5.66%) Xcode
10 5 (4.72%) Maven
10 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.77%) Artifactory
General
1 19 (17.92%) Finance
2 13 (12.26%) Banking
3 8 (7.55%) Retail
4 5 (4.72%) Legal
5 3 (2.83%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Law
7 1 (0.94%) Automotive
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Developer
2 25 (23.58%) Tester
3 22 (20.75%) Automation Tester
4 20 (18.87%) Node.js Developer
5 16 (15.09%) Architect
6 11 (10.38%) QA Automation Tester
6 11 (10.38%) QA Tester
7 10 (9.43%) Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) Java Automation Tester
7 10 (9.43%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (9.43%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.55%) Test Architect
9 7 (6.60%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.66%) Angular Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Integration Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) .NET Technical Architect
11 5 (4.72%) HTML CSS Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (35.85%) Node.js
2 32 (30.19%) AngularJS
3 19 (17.92%) .NET
4 9 (8.49%) Chai
5 8 (7.55%) Spring Boot
6 7 (6.60%) REST
6 7 (6.60%) SOAP
6 7 (6.60%) Web Services
7 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.66%) Behat
7 6 (5.66%) RESTful
8 5 (4.72%) CSS
8 5 (4.72%) HTML
8 5 (4.72%) LESS
8 5 (4.72%) Spring
9 3 (2.83%) Middleware
10 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.94%) COM
10 1 (0.94%) LAMP
10 1 (0.94%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.43%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.60%) User Experience
5 6 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (4.72%) iPad
7 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.26%) Android
1 13 (12.26%) Apple iOS
2 7 (6.60%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Windows
4 5 (4.72%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.85%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (28.30%) TDD
4 27 (25.47%) Build Automation
5 21 (19.81%) Dependency Management
6 20 (18.87%) BDD
6 20 (18.87%) DevOps
7 19 (17.92%) Open Source
8 15 (14.15%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (12.26%) Scrum
10 12 (11.32%) SDLC
11 10 (9.43%) OO
11 10 (9.43%) Test Scripting
12 9 (8.49%) Software Engineering
13 8 (7.55%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (7.55%) Functional Testing
14 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.60%) OOP
14 7 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (6.60%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (47.17%) Java
2 26 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.98%) C#
4 16 (15.09%) Python
5 11 (10.38%) SQL
6 9 (8.49%) C++
7 8 (7.55%) Groovy
8 7 (6.60%) Ruby
9 6 (5.66%) PHP
10 5 (4.72%) Apple Swift
11 4 (3.77%) VB
12 3 (2.83%) C
13 1 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (7.55%) ISTQB
2 7 (6.60%) ISEB
3 6 (5.66%) CISSP
3 6 (5.66%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (4.72%) Degree
4 5 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.72%) Master's Degree
4 5 (4.72%) SSCP
5 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) MCP
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.64%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.83%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) ATG
3 5 (4.72%) Demandware
3 5 (4.72%) hybris
3 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.77%) SAP
5 3 (2.83%) HP
6 2 (1.89%) IBM
6 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.89%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.94%) Informatica