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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 55 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.70% 0.45% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.49% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £292 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £416 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.26%
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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
849 812 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.26% 90.42% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 489 347
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £231 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 60
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.93 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) ISEB
3 6 (31.58%) QA
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) SAP
5 4 (21.05%) UNIX
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Retail
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Northgate
6 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) NorthgateArinso
6 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) SOAP
6 3 (15.79%) XML
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) ResourceLink
2 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) SAP BI
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.53%) Electronics
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.53%) Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) XML
1 3 (15.79%) XML Messaging
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Biometrics
2 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
3 2 (10.53%) DTV
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
1 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
2 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Northgate
3 3 (15.79%) NorthgateArinso
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Terracotta
4 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Compaq
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) webMethods