The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 54 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.95% 0.84% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 0.88% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Median daily rate £418 £295 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.52% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £276 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £328 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
616 681 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.22% 94.98% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 354 419
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.88 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Milton Keynes region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 28 February 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) QA
3 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
3 3 (18.75%) OSCP
3 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
3 3 (18.75%) CHECK Team Leader
3 3 (18.75%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (18.75%) CREST Certified
3 3 (18.75%) SANS
4 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum

Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Appium
3 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.25%) Calabash
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Java EE
1 1 (6.25%) OAuth
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
2 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) F#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) CHECK Team Leader
3 3 (18.75%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (18.75%) CREST Certified
3 3 (18.75%) OSCP
3 3 (18.75%) SANS
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CEH
5 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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