Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 57 60
Rank change year-on-year +20 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 89 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.25% 2.76% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.28% 3.22% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 29
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £291 £285 £220
90th Percentile £525 £528 £439
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -9.68%
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 1,418 1,056 1,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.61% 85.78% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 632 760
Milton Keynes median daily rate £415 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +5.77% +11.43%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £575 £526
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 31 44
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.25% +5.33%
10th Percentile £9.18 £9.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £24.40 £38.75 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £15.93
% change year-on-year +15.00% -5.84% +22.54%

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 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 61 (68.54%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (53.93%) Continuous Integration
2 48 (53.93%) Git (software)
3 47 (52.81%) Java
3 47 (52.81%) Jenkins
4 43 (48.31%) TDD
5 42 (47.19%) JIRA
6 34 (38.20%) QA
7 32 (35.96%) Selenium
8 28 (31.46%) Banking
9 27 (30.34%) SQL
10 26 (29.21%) WebDriver
10 26 (29.21%) BDD
11 25 (28.09%) Cucumber
12 24 (26.97%) Confluence
13 23 (25.84%) Finance
13 23 (25.84%) Web Services
14 22 (24.72%) Big Data
15 19 (21.35%) AngularJS
15 19 (21.35%) SOAP
15 19 (21.35%) Hadoop
16 18 (20.22%) REST
17 17 (19.10%) Docker
17 17 (19.10%) SDLC
17 17 (19.10%) Workflow
18 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
18 16 (17.98%) Android
18 16 (17.98%) Appium
18 16 (17.98%) Node.js
18 16 (17.98%) Bitbucket

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 24 (26.97%) Confluence
2 7 (7.87%) Apache
2 7 (7.87%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.87%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.49%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.85%) OpenShift
2 10 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (10.11%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (5.62%) npm
5 4 (4.49%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (4.49%) Slack
6 1 (1.12%) Office 365
6 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) Internet
2 10 (11.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.72%) Big Data
2 19 (21.35%) Hadoop
3 10 (11.24%) Redis
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.49%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 48 (53.93%) Git (software)
2 47 (52.81%) Jenkins
3 42 (47.19%) JIRA
4 32 (35.96%) Selenium
5 26 (29.21%) WebDriver
6 25 (28.09%) Cucumber
7 16 (17.98%) Appium
7 16 (17.98%) Bitbucket
8 14 (15.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (11.24%) Eclipse
10 9 (10.11%) GitLab
11 7 (7.87%) Calabash
11 7 (7.87%) JMeter
11 7 (7.87%) Maven
11 7 (7.87%) Protractor
12 5 (5.62%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (5.62%) Mocha
13 4 (4.49%) Gatling
14 3 (3.37%) git-flow
14 3 (3.37%) PhantomJS
General
1 28 (31.46%) Banking
2 23 (25.84%) Finance
3 10 (11.24%) Telecoms
4 9 (10.11%) Retail Banking
5 8 (8.99%) Retail
6 7 (7.87%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.12%) Games
8 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (33.71%) Tester
2 26 (29.21%) Developer
3 23 (25.84%) Automation Tester
4 19 (21.35%) Architect
4 19 (21.35%) Test Architect
5 13 (14.61%) Java Developer
5 13 (14.61%) QA Tester
6 11 (12.36%) QA Automation Tester
7 9 (10.11%) Node.js Developer
7 9 (10.11%) Senior Developer
8 8 (8.99%) Analyst
8 8 (8.99%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (7.87%) Java Automation Tester
9 7 (7.87%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (7.87%) Senior Tester
10 6 (6.74%) Senior Automation Tester
10 6 (6.74%) Senior QA Tester
10 6 (6.74%) Test Analyst
11 5 (5.62%) QA Engineer
12 4 (4.49%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.84%) Web Services
2 19 (21.35%) AngularJS
2 19 (21.35%) SOAP
3 18 (20.22%) REST
4 16 (17.98%) Node.js
5 12 (13.48%) Spring
6 11 (12.36%) RESTful
7 8 (8.99%) J2EE
8 7 (7.87%) Apache CXF
8 7 (7.87%) Hibernate
8 7 (7.87%) JDBC
8 7 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (5.62%) .NET
9 5 (5.62%) Spring Boot
10 4 (4.49%) Chai
10 4 (4.49%) CSS
10 4 (4.49%) HTML5
10 4 (4.49%) JSON
10 4 (4.49%) Kafka
10 4 (4.49%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Android
1 16 (17.98%) Apple iOS
2 15 (16.85%) Windows
3 14 (15.73%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (68.54%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (53.93%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (48.31%) TDD
4 26 (29.21%) BDD
5 17 (19.10%) SDLC
5 17 (19.10%) Workflow
6 16 (17.98%) Test Strategy
7 15 (16.85%) Scrum
8 13 (14.61%) E-Commerce
8 13 (14.61%) Open Source
9 12 (13.48%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (13.48%) Performance Testing
10 11 (12.36%) DevOps
10 11 (12.36%) Functional Testing
10 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
11 10 (11.24%) Waterfall
12 9 (10.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 9 (10.11%) Data Entry
12 9 (10.11%) Security Testing
13 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (52.81%) Java
2 27 (30.34%) SQL
3 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.85%) Apple Swift
5 11 (12.36%) Ruby
6 6 (6.74%) C#
7 4 (4.49%) HiveQL
8 3 (3.37%) C
8 3 (3.37%) Scala
9 2 (2.25%) C++
9 2 (2.25%) Python
10 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.62%) ISEB
3 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) Degree
5 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (38.20%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) Docker
2 4 (4.49%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Ansible
1 5 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) HP
2 7 (7.87%) IBM
3 4 (4.49%) MapR
4 2 (2.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.12%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft