The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 48 49 66
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 20 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.27% 0.57% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 0.78% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate £318 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 386 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.68% 73.24% 63.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 236 254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (52.38%) C#
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
1 11 (52.38%) BDD
2 10 (47.62%) OO
2 10 (47.62%) JMeter
3 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 9 (42.86%) SOAP
3 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 7 (33.33%) PhantomJS
4 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Capita
6 3 (14.29%) Logistics
7 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
7 2 (9.52%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (9.52%) REST
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Python
7 2 (9.52%) Internet
7 2 (9.52%) Automotive
7 2 (9.52%) Web Services
7 2 (9.52%) XML
7 2 (9.52%) Java
7 2 (9.52%) DNS
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) JMeter
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 7 (33.33%) PhantomJS
3 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Test Analyst
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Python Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) SOAP
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) APACS
1 1 (4.76%) EFT
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) BDD
2 10 (47.62%) OO
3 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Logistics
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
6 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Management
7 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Stress Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
7 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) OOP
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Capita
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle