The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 55 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 21 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.33% 0.42% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 0.58% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £280 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £282 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +55.74%
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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
697 520 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.27% 72.42% 72.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 278 203
Average daily rate £350 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £34.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 19 (61.29%) ISEB
2 18 (58.06%) Finance
3 16 (51.61%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (48.39%) SQL
4 15 (48.39%) Waterfall
5 14 (45.16%) SAP
5 14 (45.16%) QA
6 13 (41.94%) ITIL
7 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (38.71%) V-Model
8 11 (35.48%) XML
9 10 (32.26%) Windows
9 10 (32.26%) Windows XP
9 10 (32.26%) ATM
9 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
9 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
10 9 (29.03%) VB
10 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
10 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
10 9 (29.03%) Build Automation
10 9 (29.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 8 (25.81%) Validation
11 8 (25.81%) Test Management
12 6 (19.35%) HP
12 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
12 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
13 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (16.13%) SAP BW
13 5 (16.13%) CMS
14 4 (12.90%) Business Objects

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.13%) SAP BW
3 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Redmine
General
1 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Automotive
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) VLE
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
1 10 (32.26%) Windows XP
1 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Waterfall
2 13 (41.94%) ITIL
3 12 (38.71%) V-Model
3 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 9 (29.03%) Build Automation
5 8 (25.81%) Test Management
5 8 (25.81%) Validation
6 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Web Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.45%) CMMI
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) ISEB
2 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (51.61%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (29.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) SAP
2 6 (19.35%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Splunk