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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 61 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.43% 2.28% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 3.17% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £318 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.08% +27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +20.32%
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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
695 630 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.29% 71.67% 73.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 349 236
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +6.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 17 (68.00%) ISEB
3 14 (56.00%) Validation
3 14 (56.00%) QA
3 14 (56.00%) XML
3 14 (56.00%) SQL
3 14 (56.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (56.00%) Test Management
3 14 (56.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (56.00%) V-Model
3 14 (56.00%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (56.00%) Waterfall
3 14 (56.00%) Relational Database
4 13 (52.00%) SAP
5 9 (36.00%) ITIL
6 8 (32.00%) SAP BW
7 7 (28.00%) Tivoli
7 7 (28.00%) ATM
7 7 (28.00%) Windows
7 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (28.00%) VB
7 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
7 7 (28.00%) Build Automation
7 7 (28.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.00%) Change Management
8 4 (16.00%) Data Mining
9 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) HP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (32.00%) SAP BW
3 4 (16.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.00%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 19 (76.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
1 16 (64.00%) Test Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Test Leader
3 7 (28.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
1 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Validation
1 14 (56.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 14 (56.00%) Test Management
1 14 (56.00%) Test Scripting
1 14 (56.00%) V-Model
1 14 (56.00%) Waterfall
2 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Build Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (56.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (28.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 7 (28.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Business Objects