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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 64 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.09% 1.19% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.59% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate
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£633 £274 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+131.05% -19.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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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
646 693 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.30% 75.24% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 439 259
Average daily rate £400 £370 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.05 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 15 (75.00%) ISEB
3 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 13 (65.00%) XML
4 12 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (60.00%) Waterfall
5 11 (55.00%) SAP
6 10 (50.00%) QA
6 10 (50.00%) Test Management
6 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (50.00%) Validation
6 10 (50.00%) V-Model
6 10 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (50.00%) Relational Database
6 10 (50.00%) SDLC
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
8 7 (35.00%) SAP BW
9 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
9 5 (25.00%) VB
9 5 (25.00%) Windows
9 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (25.00%) ATM
9 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (25.00%) Build Automation
9 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 4 (20.00%) Data Mining
10 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (35.00%) SAP BW
3 4 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.00%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Automotive
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Head of Development
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Head of Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) XML Messaging
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Biometrics
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 10 (50.00%) V-Model
2 10 (50.00%) Test Management
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (50.00%) Validation
2 10 (50.00%) SDLC
3 8 (40.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Build Automation
4 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (20.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 3 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) B2C
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Compaq
4 1 (5.00%) webMethods
4 1 (5.00%) Terracotta