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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 61 69 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.30% 0.81% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.01% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 9
Median daily rate £463 £438 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +62.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £633 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -9.09%
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
543 693 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 80.68% 80.30% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 432 443
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 19
Median hourly rate £11.12 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.58% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £22.50 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) SAP
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC
5 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (26.67%) SAP FI
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (13.33%) XML
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) B2C
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) CRM

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Automotive
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
5 1 (6.67%) HR Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 5 (33.33%) SDLC
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Test Management
2 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) B2C
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) V-Model
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) SAP
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle