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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 57 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.65% 1.43% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.88% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.19 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -26.38%
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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
648 586 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.60% 76.10% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 317 185
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 32
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 23 (74.19%) Finance
2 22 (70.97%) ISEB
3 19 (61.29%) QA
3 19 (61.29%) V-Model
3 19 (61.29%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (61.29%) Waterfall
4 18 (58.06%) Test Scripting
4 18 (58.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (58.06%) SQL
4 18 (58.06%) XML
4 18 (58.06%) Relational Database
5 17 (54.84%) Test Management
5 17 (54.84%) SAP
5 17 (54.84%) Validation
6 11 (35.48%) SAP BW
6 11 (35.48%) ITIL
7 8 (25.81%) Windows
7 8 (25.81%) VB
7 8 (25.81%) Windows XP
7 8 (25.81%) ATM
7 8 (25.81%) Tivoli
7 8 (25.81%) Build Automation
7 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
7 8 (25.81%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (16.13%) CMS
10 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
11 3 (9.68%) HP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (16.13%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP BCA
2 2 (6.45%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) Relational Database
2 11 (35.48%) SAP BW
3 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (9.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 23 (74.19%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Analyst
1 20 (64.52%) Test Analyst
2 14 (45.16%) Test Leader
3 7 (22.58%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) User Experience
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
1 8 (25.81%) Windows XP
1 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) V-Model
1 19 (61.29%) Waterfall
2 18 (58.06%) Test Scripting
2 18 (58.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (54.84%) Test Management
3 17 (54.84%) Validation
4 11 (35.48%) ITIL
5 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Build Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Web Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (61.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (61.29%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (25.81%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 8 (25.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) SAP
2 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
3 3 (9.68%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft