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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 70 - 63
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.27% - 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% - 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 629 645 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.20% 85.89% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 362 348
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Calabash
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Calabash
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago