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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 59 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.35% 0.63% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.78% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Median daily rate £400 £295 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -2.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £295 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
563 639 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.28% 80.89% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 351 439
Median daily rate £411 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £492 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +220.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £40.00 £15.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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
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 31 May 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 21 (91.30%) ISEB
2 13 (56.52%) SAP
3 12 (52.17%) Finance
4 11 (47.83%) SDLC
5 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) XML
6 9 (39.13%) QA
6 9 (39.13%) Waterfall
7 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
7 8 (34.78%) V-Model
7 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
9 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (21.74%) Test Management
10 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle
10 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
10 5 (21.74%) MS Office
10 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (17.39%) Data Mining
11 4 (17.39%) HP
11 4 (17.39%) SAP FI
11 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
11 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy

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 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) Data Mining
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
4 1 (4.35%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Automotive
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
1 13 (56.52%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Manager
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) SAP Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Web Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Project Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Report Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Reports Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SAP BW Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) SDLC
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Waterfall
4 8 (34.78%) V-Model
5 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (21.74%) Test Management
6 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (8.70%) B2C
9 2 (8.70%) CRM
9 2 (8.70%) ITIL
9 2 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) System Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) ISEB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) SAP
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
4 4 (17.39%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Compaq
5 1 (4.35%) Terracotta
5 1 (4.35%) webMethods