The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 61 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.21% 1.56% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.18% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.55% +45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £277 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £352 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+186.95% -58.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
688 505 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.69% 71.73% 68.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 279 209
Average daily rate £370 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -6.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 16 (53.33%) Finance
3 11 (36.67%) C#
3 11 (36.67%) BDD
4 10 (33.33%) OO
4 10 (33.33%) JMeter
5 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (30.00%) SOAP
5 9 (30.00%) ISEB
5 9 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (30.00%) Selenium
5 9 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (26.67%) QA
6 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (26.67%) SAP
7 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
7 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (23.33%) PhantomJS
7 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) Automotive
9 5 (16.67%) Banking
10 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 4 (13.33%) HP
10 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
11 3 (10.00%) Web Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.00%) V-Model

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) JMeter
2 9 (30.00%) Selenium
2 9 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
4 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (23.33%) PhantomJS
5 1 (3.33%) Redmine
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Automotive
3 5 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Analyst
2 22 (73.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) SOAP
2 6 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
2 1 (3.33%) EFT
2 1 (3.33%) APACS
2 1 (3.33%) VLE
2 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) BDD
2 10 (33.33%) OO
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.00%) V-Model
7 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Time Management
7 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Logistics
7 2 (6.67%) Release Management
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (36.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) SAP
2 4 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Capita
4 1 (3.33%) Splunk
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
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