The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 63 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.43% 0.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £335 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
Functional Testing
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
585 620 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.81% 78.88% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 348 318
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.85 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.13% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £15.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP