The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 62 65 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.85% 0.44% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.48% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £289 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £413 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
795 832 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.48% 91.73% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 498 292
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 56
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Milton Keynes region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
4 3 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Biometrics
4 3 (23.08%) XML Messaging
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
4 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (7.69%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) CDMA
1 1 (7.69%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SAP BW
1 2 (15.38%) SAP BI
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
2 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Biometrics
2 2 (15.38%) DTV
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) iPhone
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Compaq
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) webMethods
3 1 (7.69%) Northgate
3 1 (7.69%) NorthgateArinso
3 1 (7.69%) Terracotta