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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 57 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.15% 1.25% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.55% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Median daily rate £450 £300 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £227 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
Software 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
488 839 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 80.13% 80.83% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 493 379
Median daily rate £431 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.37 £9.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 9 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) ERP
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) CRM
6 3 (25.00%) SAP
6 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (25.00%) Test Management
6 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (25.00%) Android
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC

Software 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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (8.33%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) MSTest
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Automotive
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Strategy Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy Manager
2 3 (25.00%) UAT Lead
2 3 (25.00%) UAT Test Lead
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (8.33%) HR Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
2 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle