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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 57 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.29% 1.53% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.94% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
Average daily rate £300 £295 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £340 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +55.55%
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
585 620 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.81% 78.88% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 348 318
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.85 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.13% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £15.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (90.48%) ISEB
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 14 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (61.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (57.14%) Finance
6 11 (52.38%) XML
6 11 (52.38%) SDLC
7 10 (47.62%) Relational Database
7 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
7 10 (47.62%) QA
7 10 (47.62%) V-Model
7 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
7 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (42.86%) Oracle
9 8 (38.10%) MS Office
9 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
9 8 (38.10%) Oracle Database
10 7 (33.33%) SAP
10 7 (33.33%) PL/SQL
11 6 (28.57%) Data Mining
11 6 (28.57%) Test Management
12 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
12 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (19.05%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
13 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
13 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
13 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 3 (14.29%) Crystal Reports

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Relational Database
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle Database
3 6 (28.57%) Data Mining
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (9.52%) SAP BW
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
7 1 (4.76%) GIS
7 1 (4.76%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Analyst
2 16 (76.19%) Test Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Web Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
4 6 (28.57%) Manual Test Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (23.81%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Project Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Report Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Reports Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SAP BW Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SAP FI Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Reporting Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (52.38%) SDLC
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) V-Model
3 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
4 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Test Management
6 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) Validation
8 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle
3 7 (33.33%) SAP
4 3 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) ESRI
6 1 (4.76%) Compaq
6 1 (4.76%) Terracotta
6 1 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) webMethods