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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 66 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.29% 0.61% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.76% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £275 £273 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -24.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
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
592 661 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.06% 81.20% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 357 420
Median daily rate £411 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +220.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing 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 Functional Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (20.00%) Temenos
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) TDD

Functional Testing
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (20.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) HR Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Temenos