Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 37 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 70 92 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.01% 5.40% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.77% 6.42% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 20
Milton Keynes median daily rate £408 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -8.57% +34.62%
10th Percentile £283 £291 £285
90th Percentile £677 £525 £526
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £26.65 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.65 - £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 1,034 1,433 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 88.83% 84.10% 86.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 765 625
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £233 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £537 £575
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 33
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +4.59%
10th Percentile £10.67 £9.18 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £24.40 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -5.42%

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 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 38 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.71%) Java
3 24 (34.29%) BDD
4 23 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (32.86%) JavaScript
4 23 (32.86%) TDD
5 20 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 18 (25.71%) JIRA
6 18 (25.71%) DevOps
6 18 (25.71%) Selenium
7 17 (24.29%) Finance
7 17 (24.29%) .NET
8 16 (22.86%) C#
9 14 (20.00%) QA
9 14 (20.00%) Open Source
10 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
11 12 (17.14%) Spring
11 12 (17.14%) Node.js
11 12 (17.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (15.71%) Python
13 10 (14.29%) OO
14 9 (12.86%) PHP
14 9 (12.86%) Confluence
14 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
14 9 (12.86%) Deployment Automation
15 8 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (11.43%) Appium
15 8 (11.43%) Banking
15 8 (11.43%) WebSphere

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 9 (12.86%) Confluence
2 8 (11.43%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (4.29%) IIS
4 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Magento
2 2 (2.86%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.86%) SAP MM
2 2 (2.86%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.00%) OpenShift
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (7.14%) SaaS
5 3 (4.29%) PaaS
6 1 (1.43%) IaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) ATM
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.71%) Redis
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 18 (25.71%) JIRA
2 18 (25.71%) Selenium
3 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.43%) Appium
5 6 (8.57%) git-flow
5 6 (8.57%) SpecFlow
5 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
6 5 (7.14%) IntelliJ
6 5 (7.14%) Maven
7 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (5.71%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (4.29%) Bitbucket
8 3 (4.29%) Calabash
8 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.86%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.43%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.43%) Protractor
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Banking
3 7 (10.00%) Retail
4 4 (5.71%) Legal
5 2 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Automotive
6 1 (1.43%) Electronics
6 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Developer
2 16 (22.86%) Tester
3 15 (21.43%) Architect
4 14 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.86%) QA Automation Tester
5 9 (12.86%) QA Tester
6 8 (11.43%) Test Architect
7 7 (10.00%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (8.57%) Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Java Developer
8 6 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (8.57%) Test Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
9 5 (7.14%) HTML Developer
9 5 (7.14%) JSP Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Test Automation Architect
9 5 (7.14%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.29%) .NET
2 12 (17.14%) Node.js
2 12 (17.14%) Spring
3 8 (11.43%) HTML
4 7 (10.00%) Spring Boot
5 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.57%) Behat
6 5 (7.14%) Akka
6 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.14%) CSS
6 5 (7.14%) JSON
6 5 (7.14%) LESS
6 5 (7.14%) SOAP
6 5 (7.14%) Web Services
7 3 (4.29%) HTML5
7 3 (4.29%) LDAP
7 3 (4.29%) Middleware
7 3 (4.29%) REST
7 3 (4.29%) XML
8 2 (2.86%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) iPad
2 5 (7.14%) User Experience
3 4 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.29%) Robotics
5 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.43%) Verilog
5 1 (1.43%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Android
1 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
3 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.29%) BDD
3 23 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (32.86%) TDD
4 18 (25.71%) DevOps
5 14 (20.00%) Open Source
6 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
7 12 (17.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (14.29%) OO
9 9 (12.86%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.00%) OOP
11 7 (10.00%) QA Automation
11 7 (10.00%) Scrum
12 6 (8.57%) API Integration
12 6 (8.57%) Build Automation
12 6 (8.57%) Dependency Management
12 6 (8.57%) Technical Leadership
12 6 (8.57%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.71%) Java
2 23 (32.86%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.86%) C#
4 11 (15.71%) Python
5 9 (12.86%) PHP
6 7 (10.00%) C++
6 7 (10.00%) SQL
7 5 (7.14%) Java 8
8 4 (5.71%) Apple Swift
9 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.29%) Ruby
10 2 (2.86%) C
11 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.43%) Groovy
11 1 (1.43%) Scala
11 1 (1.43%) Tcl
11 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) CISSP
2 5 (7.14%) Master's Degree
2 5 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (5.71%) SSCP
4 2 (2.86%) ISEB
4 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) MCP
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) ATG
3 5 (7.14%) Demandware
3 5 (7.14%) hybris
4 3 (4.29%) SAP
4 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.43%) Apple
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.43%) Xilinx