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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 61 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.63% 1.28% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.52% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 10
Median daily rate £325 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £296 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
524 591 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.39% 84.31% 79.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 314 363
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 9
Median hourly rate £12.40 £14.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.93 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 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 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
5 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Biometrics
6 2 (22.22%) Compaq
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) IntelliJ
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
2 1 (11.11%) Mockito
2 1 (11.11%) Moq
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 3 (33.33%) UAT Lead
1 3 (33.33%) UAT Test Lead
2 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) JavaFX
2 1 (11.11%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Biometrics
5 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Concurrent Programming
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) F#
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Compaq
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Luciad
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) SAP