The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB 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 ISTQB over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 58 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.17% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 1.35% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £345 £246 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.10% -50.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
244 148 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 40.40% 20.67% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 83 118
Median daily rate £440 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £145 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 24
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.24 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.25 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB.

1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) MSTest
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing

ISTQB
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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) MSTest
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Strategy Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Web Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
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