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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 65 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.81% 0.47% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.51% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£285 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.76%
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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
793 784 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.25% 92.45% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 426 248
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 43
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.33 £9.02 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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
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 1 April 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 (69.23%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (38.46%) SAP
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
4 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) eggPlant
5 3 (23.08%) iPad
5 3 (23.08%) Android
5 3 (23.08%) iPhone
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) VBScript
5 3 (23.08%) VB
5 3 (23.08%) CDMA
5 3 (23.08%) GSM
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (23.08%) SAP BW
6 2 (15.38%) Electronics
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) SAP BI
6 2 (15.38%) DTV
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (7.69%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) CDMA
1 3 (23.08%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SAP BW
2 2 (15.38%) SAP BI
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) eggPlant
2 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 9 (69.23%) 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 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 3 (23.08%) iPad
2 3 (23.08%) iPhone
3 2 (15.38%) DTV
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (7.69%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (23.08%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) VBScript
2 3 (23.08%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix