The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 64 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.45% 2.04% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 2.15% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 11
Average daily rate
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£380 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £410 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
806 652 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.07% 95.18% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 311 305
Average daily rate £350 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 45
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.91 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (11.11%) CMS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) RUP
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) IBM