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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 59 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.16% 1.26% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 1.53% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 11
Median daily rate - £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
529 589 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.32% 82.15% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 287 371
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.17 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) CRM
4 3 (37.50%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) MSTest
5 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB

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:

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) MSTest
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
4 1 (12.50%) Mockito
4 1 (12.50%) Moq
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Strategy Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy Manager
1 3 (37.50%) UAT Lead
1 3 (37.50%) UAT Test Lead
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
1 1 (12.50%) JavaFX
1 1 (12.50%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) ERP
3 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Luciad
2 1 (12.50%) SAP