Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 53 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 82 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.12% 3.71% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 4.31% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 18
Milton Keynes median daily rate £365 £325 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -3.35% -17.23%
10th Percentile £289 £250 £300
90th Percentile £529 £506 £450
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1,347 1,184 1,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 84.13% 86.11% 85.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 639 678
Milton Keynes median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 27 27
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £14.50 £13.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +8.33% -10.77%
10th Percentile £9.23 £9.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £24.00 £38.75 £16.60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £14.89
% change year-on-year -7.69% +9.17% -0.77%

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 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (59.76%) Java
3 42 (51.22%) JIRA
4 39 (47.56%) Selenium
5 37 (45.12%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (43.90%) Jenkins
7 35 (42.68%) Git (software)
8 31 (37.80%) TDD
9 26 (31.71%) QA
10 24 (29.27%) Banking
10 24 (29.27%) AngularJS
11 23 (28.05%) Finance
12 22 (26.83%) SQL
12 22 (26.83%) WebDriver
13 21 (25.61%) Cucumber
13 21 (25.61%) Node.js
13 21 (25.61%) Web Services
14 19 (23.17%) OpenShift
15 18 (21.95%) Confluence
16 17 (20.73%) SOAP
17 16 (19.51%) REST
17 16 (19.51%) Docker
18 15 (18.29%) DevOps
19 14 (17.07%) Appium
19 14 (17.07%) QA Automation
19 14 (17.07%) BDD
19 14 (17.07%) Android
20 13 (15.85%) Waterfall
20 13 (15.85%) Apple iOS
20 13 (15.85%) Mobile App

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 18 (21.95%) Confluence
2 7 (8.54%) Apache
3 6 (7.32%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.17%) OpenShift
2 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.32%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (4.88%) npm
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.44%) PaaS
6 1 (1.22%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) Internet
2 7 (8.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.10%) Redis
4 4 (4.88%) Big Data
5 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 42 (51.22%) JIRA
2 39 (47.56%) Selenium
3 36 (43.90%) Jenkins
4 35 (42.68%) Git (software)
5 22 (26.83%) WebDriver
6 21 (25.61%) Cucumber
7 14 (17.07%) Appium
8 12 (14.63%) Bitbucket
9 11 (13.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (9.76%) Maven
11 7 (8.54%) Calabash
11 7 (8.54%) GitLab
12 6 (7.32%) Eclipse
12 6 (7.32%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (7.32%) Mocha
12 6 (7.32%) Protractor
13 3 (3.66%) JMeter
14 2 (2.44%) HP UFT
14 2 (2.44%) JUnit
14 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (29.27%) Banking
2 23 (28.05%) Finance
3 6 (7.32%) Retail
4 5 (6.10%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (4.88%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.66%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.66%) Spanish Language
6 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.22%) Games
7 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Developer
1 25 (30.49%) Tester
2 19 (23.17%) Automation Tester
3 12 (14.63%) Java Developer
3 12 (14.63%) QA Tester
4 11 (13.41%) QA Automation Tester
5 10 (12.20%) Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) Node.js Developer
6 9 (10.98%) QA Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Architect
7 8 (9.76%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (9.76%) QA Automation Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Test Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Java Automation Tester
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Test Architect
9 6 (7.32%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (29.27%) AngularJS
2 21 (25.61%) Node.js
2 21 (25.61%) Web Services
3 17 (20.73%) SOAP
4 16 (19.51%) REST
5 10 (12.20%) Spring
6 7 (8.54%) .NET
6 7 (8.54%) RESTful
7 6 (7.32%) Apache CXF
7 6 (7.32%) Chai
7 6 (7.32%) Hibernate
7 6 (7.32%) J2EE
7 6 (7.32%) JDBC
7 6 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (7.32%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (4.88%) Spring Boot
9 3 (3.66%) Gherkin
9 3 (3.66%) XML
10 2 (2.44%) CSS
10 2 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Android
2 13 (15.85%) Apple iOS
3 11 (13.41%) Windows
4 10 (12.20%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (45.12%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (37.80%) TDD
4 15 (18.29%) DevOps
5 14 (17.07%) BDD
5 14 (17.07%) QA Automation
6 13 (15.85%) Waterfall
7 11 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (13.41%) Scrum
7 11 (13.41%) Test Scripting
8 10 (12.20%) Functional Testing
8 10 (12.20%) SDLC
9 9 (10.98%) Open Source
9 9 (10.98%) Workflow
10 8 (9.76%) Defect Management
10 8 (9.76%) ITIL
11 7 (8.54%) Build Automation
11 7 (8.54%) Manual Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 49 (59.76%) Java
2 22 (26.83%) SQL
3 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.41%) Apple Swift
5 9 (10.98%) Ruby
6 7 (8.54%) Python
7 5 (6.10%) C#
8 4 (4.88%) VB
9 3 (3.66%) C++
10 2 (2.44%) Groovy
10 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.22%) C
11 1 (1.22%) Java 8
11 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) ISEB
2 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) HND
3 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.22%) MCP
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (31.71%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) GDPR
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (19.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Ansible
2 2 (2.44%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (7.32%) IBM
2 4 (4.88%) HP
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.22%) BMC
4 1 (1.22%) Remedy
4 1 (1.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.22%) Xamarin